Good job to all! The final presentations were well done and nicely thought out. We’re almost wrapped up for the class, with one last task, which is embedding your presentation on your blog and/or posting your paper online as well. If you give me permission (via email), I’ll post your presentation on the course website and you can also embed it on your own site.
After you do that I’ll share your presentations on the Student Showcase page on the site.
Also, I’ll respond to your papers and presentations via email. It’s up to you to do whatever you want with your blogs. You can keep them as-is, or change the title and web address and re-use them as a personal site, or just delete them: the choice is yours.
Resources: Norval Soleyn of CCNY’s Urban Mentoring and Achievement Network (UMAAN) came to speak this week. You can find his contact info and their info at their page on the CCNY website. Their first open meeting of the semester is on Thursday August 31 from 4:30-6:30 PM, tentatively planned for the NAC Building Faculty Dining Room.
Also, we had a speaker from the Ndugu/Nzinga Rites of Passage Program. Their first open meeting is scheduled for Monday August 28 at 7 PM in the NAC Building, Room TBA, but check NAC 6/132 for location info. Prof. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (at that office) can answer questions about it. Contact them @ ndugunzinganyc [at] gmail [dot] com if you can’t make it at that time.
So, for fun, there’s one last #TBT Throwback Thursday pick for the class. I’m going with 80s New Wave group Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” as a parting gift. The outfits are cheesy and is sounds like the 80s, but their harmony is solid and the song’s an appropriate pop ode to a season that, whether you like it or not, feels ethereal and symbolizes freedom with the long days and seemingly endless sun. It teases us and then merges seamlessly into fall before you’ve realized it. So turn it up, enjoy, maybe even post to your social media feeds. As National Public Radio’s Garrison Keillor used to say, “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch”. If you’re on Twitter, I’m around there occasionally with the name @streetgriot. Look me up.