THE EXISTENCE OF TRAUMA
Guided by intuition I wished to comprehend what was behind the two extreme emotions that, since childhood, had marked my path. They were anger and harmony.
This lead me to a three-decade hands-on exploratory journey seated on the formal education process. There, while creating and applying cultural diversity, race relations, multidisciplinary and teacher training strategies in English and Spanish, I arrived at one conclusion.
The heart of the adult world was overburdened with
fear, prejudice, distrust, etc.
The weight of accumulated unprocessed emotions
betrayed the best of its intentions and help perpetuating the pain and suffering its causes.
Later, working with middle-school age children to see the effects of the state of the adult world on theirs, I heard them declaring:
"The world is plagued with
prejudice and distrust.
It is a world full of fear."
What was the next step to follow this life-long inquire?
Pathways to One America
in the 21st Century
Promising Practices for Racial Reconciliation”
President Bill Clinton
Initiative on Race Relations
The White House
A Model of Teaching
North Carolina University System
Best Innovative and Creative
National Association of Counties, Naco
Best Arts in Education Program
ARTS North Carolina