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One Earth Writing Ambassadors-Session 3

Writing about the Flavors of our IdentityAmbassadors gathered around the discussion table staring at the assorted foods presented before them. This week’s session focused on the beauty of “food writing” and how it straddles so many other genres, giving the author a huge area to explore.  A good writer can make just about any subject […]

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Writing to Welcome Refugees

Every religion on the planet makes scriptural reference to the stranger – the imperative of welcoming the stranger, of hospitality, of treating a person from a foreign land as if they are part of your own tribe. Today, the world is experiencing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded – 65.3 million people forced from […]

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One Earth Writing Ambassadors-Session 2

The Ambassadors joined together to write a character sketch of someone they knew well. The question was, how can you adequately describe a person so others see what you see? The Ambassadors created emotional characters, starting with themselves because the characters in your stories are all part of you. There are riches within that many […]

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Religious Diversity Journeys

The Religious Diversity Journeys program intends to promote a greater understanding, awareness and knowledge concerning the many religions throughout the metro-Detroit area. 600 students participate in six school-day field trips that focus on the differences and similarities among the many celebrated religions. The programs connect students to Judaism followed by Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. […]

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One Earth Writing Ambassadors: Session 1

We are quick to judge other people before we truly know ourselves. Do you know who you are? Most people send their entire lives trying to answer that question. At the first Ambassadors session, students took steps toward better understanding themselves as a way to build harmony with others. The Ambassadors wrote their story as […]

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Saginaw Workshop August 2016

One Earth Writing sets up a summer workshop at the Samaritas Community Center in Saginaw, Michigan. One Earth Writing brings together youth from different backgrounds for writing workshops where they explore identity, belief and community. As a writer and a teacher of writing, I have seen how workshops can be a portal into understanding. When […]

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