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Archive for August, 2010

It’s always such a joy to hear from Roberta Malcolm, of the Country Day School in Huntsville, Alabama. Her programs are thoughtful and creative, and the few times we’ve had an opportunity to see them through photographs, our assumptions were correct: the children are engaged and enthralled by Roberta’s inspired programming and pedagogy. I’ll let her share what she has planned for 2010:

Since 2002, I have honored September 11th with some special reading, display or movie. In 2009 we watched Man on Wire and sent a letter to M. Petit. In the past, we have talked about the dog heroes, tugboat heroes and I will never stop reminding the students about what a wonderful country we live in. I will continue that tradition this year with 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, Thomas González (Illustrator), Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah. I just returned from a trip to Africa ( So. Africa,Tanzania, and Kenya) which my students have been hearing the planning for during the past school year. During my travels, I was able to visit a Maasai village and school. My students will hear about my visit in connection with September 11th and how that event has impacted the world.

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We were very pleased to hear from the Public Library Berio of Genoa (Italy) this year, which is participating in the September project for the 5th time. Welcome back!

This year our commemoration is called “WAR! – Yesterday’s and today’s conflicts,” a public conference with a slide show by Livio Senigalliesi,  photojournalist.

From the falling of the Wall in Berlin to the civil war in former Jugoslavia, from Iraq to Kurdistan, from the genocide in Rwanda to the wars in Caucasus… the report of more than 20 years of history of the world in the career of a war photography freelance.

Livio Senigalliesi, from Milan, has published wide coverages   on the most important european magazines and newspapers: Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, l’Europeo, l’Espresso, Epoca, Panorama, Il Manifesto, Avanguardia, El Pais, Liberation, Facts, Die Welt, Berliner Morgenpost, Stern, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Time Magazine.

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Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington has announced their participation in the September Project. Their events focus on “how libraries can help explore controversial topics.”

A Digital Journalism class will explore the controversy surrounding the Olympia food co-op’s Saint Martin's Universitydecision to boycott Israeli products (on a local scale) and issues surrounding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict (on a global scale).

The Digital Journalism students will research the topic and create a slide show which will include 40-80 quotes, various sources and images, representing multiple perspectives on the issue. The slide show will run on the library wall monitors during a week in September. This slide show will also be made available online.

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