Learning Literacy at PS 20

Learning Literacy at PS 20

Every week, Professors Katia Gonzalez and Rhoda Frumkin and their graduate students in childhood education and literacy meet at PS 20, an elementary school in Port Richmond. The rest of their coursework — readings, lectures, discussions — is conducted online; here is...
Tents for Culture

Tents for Culture

Adama and Solomon Fassah have become our dear friends, and I was thrilled to work with them, Napela, and Chris at SI Arts to produce this short video to fundraise for new tents. And guess what? They hit the streets and the web and raised more than $3000.

Drumming in Unity

Drumming in Unity

Mama Edwina, Mama Dot and Mama Dee came together for three days in Baltimore to play music, share life stories, and explore the connection between drumming and healing. I was a “visiting folklorist,” along with Rory Turner and Sally Van de Water, there to...
Rethinking Memorial

Rethinking Memorial

As part of Brooklyn Arts Council‘s “Return, Remember: Ephemeral Memorials in the Legacy of Sept. 11,” folk arts organized this program, “Rethinking Memorial.” Ten artists, each representing one year since September 11, 2011, created...
Wagner College at Times Square

Wagner College at Times Square

I had the pleasure of working again with Wagner College, as they took a group of students to Times Square to meet with ClearChannel Outdoor. This is the company that produces many of the large outdoor advertising screens in Times Square and across the country. The...