Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Powerful Stories

Last Saturday was a rare treat. DJ Phatrick and Ali worked magic. Not only did they teach basics of multi-track recording and production, they did it in a powerful way with stories elicited from two brave members of the audience. Though the stories were short, they described the pain, anger and bafflement at people causing others pain for no other reason than their ethnicity. This workshop wrapped up our CA Reads programs. We used Farewell to Manzanar and the internment of American citizens just because they looked Japanese as our springboard. The ensuing discussions and stories at each program in the series remind us of the constant vigilance and work democracy requires. Thanks to Patrick and Ali for the lesson that with technology, we all have the ability to share and have our voices heard. Thanks to them for a wonder afternoon at the Library.