Mississippi Meets Macedonia

I am traveling to Macedonia in southeast Europe to lead some training for the IDEA organization.  The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) "gives young people a voice through education, debate and by raising their awareness about worldwide issues."

I will be serving as the expert/trainer in the areas of protest poetry and Hip Hop lyrics.  There are also comics, and graffiti artists serving as well.

Over the next week, I will be sharing the following topics:

-Defining Bias

-Defining White Supremacy

-Moving Toward Activism

-Creating an Activist Mission Statement

-Protest Poetry

-Writing Your Own Protest Poem

-Writing a Group Protest Poem

As I write this, I am supposed to be going into my second day in Macedonia, but as I prepared to travel to southeast Europe, I ran into a few . . . glitches.  Okay, someone was struck by lightening on the runway.  Omen?  Check out this video and  see.