Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EDT November 1st 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined for this session!

For this session we watched the music video for the song  “Remember Me” by Miguel featuring Natalia Lafourcade, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about honoring the ancestors.

More details on this session will be posted, so check back!

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Please join us for our next session Friday November 5th at 12pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions page.

3 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EDT November 1st 2021

  1. Write about honoring the ancestors~~~

    I am because you were.
    You were strong and courageous,
    leaving your home country to find a place of security and freedom.
    You knew not the language,
    but that was not to stop you from finding your place in this new and wondrous country.
    You persevered and forged your path in a place so foreign.
    You formed your family here… my family tree.
    A family tree of stout branches and secure roots.

    I am in awe of your courage and tenacity.
    My thanks and gratitude for forming the basis of who I am.

    Blessings to you!
    And my love!



    One things that has kept me in line somewhat was my mother’s request

    “Don’t make us scumbadi”
    “Scoom-ba-DEE” – Flung out with an air of dismissal to the one that made her scumbadi


    “Don’t continue to embarrass us with your foolishness”
    in Southern Italian

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  3. al3793

    You journeyed across the ocean in the bottom of a ship, crammed together with a sea of immigrants all aiming to reach the shore of opportunity at Ellis Island. You embraced the opportunities facing discrimination, slurs, thrown stones and invisibility. You let none of this distract you from a vision of a better life, away from the clutches of Mussolini’s version of Fascism.

    You met at college, married, raised your family, and you remained focused on your vision for your them. Your gift a semantic of safety, love, and simplicity.

    In our country we often fail to consider who or what went before us. But I am compelled often to warmly, and heartily reflect on your sacrifice and gift to us and this country.


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