protest banner workshop at asian arts initiative!

This is a post best told in pictures, mostly. In support of his “38 States” project, to work towards international adoptees being able to run for the office of President of the United States, Béla took a workshop in Protest Banner Making with Aram Han Sifuentes at the Asian Arts Initiative. There were some inspiring…

octavius catto

A few weekends ago we drove past City Hall and saw that a statue was hanging in the air from it’s armpits. Big spikes protruded from the base, ready to help anchor the piece permanently. We came home and searched around online to figure out who this statue represented — it was certainly a black…

la borinqueña at amalgam comics

I’m usually the one who is first in the know about cool new stuff (really!) but a few months ago our family friend Eileen — who has known Tucker since he was younger than our kids — had messaged me that she wanted to take Claudia to a meet-and-greet and talk by this comic book…

claudia’s special week of accomplishments

Last week, Claudia was presented with a Student Service Leadership Award from Cradles to Crayons, for her “Black Athena” project to raise money to purchase dolls of color for C2C. We were very proud of her. I enjoyed seeing that she was not, primarily, “happy to be getting an award” — she was listening really…

march for science, philadelphia

Last Monday, Tucker finally accepted an offer into a graduate program — one that we were all excited about. We had been waiting for that moment since September 21, the day he took his GRE. (Moments after putting his phone in his locker to take the GRE, we received the call that my father would…

notes at a lecture; a musical lemonade stand

While it has not worked that well in the past — and therefore has not happened as often as we had planned (although it had been an integral part of me agreeing to homeschool…) the kids went to Indy Hall, Ben’s co-working space, today. I had them fully armed with a LOT of curriculum stuff…