Jul 24 2012 ∞
More about Jimmy Santiago Bacca, his poetry and his inspiration on this week’s TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET / 6PM PT / World Times: http://goo.gl/VA63j This week we’ll be joined by , , and others — maybe you! Rex writes: I am gathering some folks to talk about Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine and it’s relationship to education K through Higher Ed. Also: The survive and thrive conference and festival as an example of a different kind of conference for writing, art, education, science, and medicine (integrated), and the the Baca/Gleik kickistarter as an example of the principles in action — how does an event reveal the relationships inherent in putting what we learn into practice? Let’s continue last week’s conversation http://edtechtalk.com/node/5118 and help put them reach their Kickstarter goal of raising $50,000. They’re close! Last week on we met teachers and as well as filmmaker . They told us more about a film project called “A Place to Stand,” which Daniel is making. The three of them are using Kickstarter: http://kck.st/NsBX8g to raise money to finish a feature-length documentary about the life and poetry of Jimmy Santiago Baca http://www.jimmysantiagobaca.com On a recent post on the National Writing Project’s Connecthttp://connect.nwp.org/national/blog/16429/join-us-support-place-stand-documentary Denise and Kym write: A Place to Stand is a documentary film (http://kck.st/NsBX8g) about New Mexico poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and his transformation in the 1970s from an illiterate convict to a celebrated poet. Since his release, Jimmy has become one of the foremost Mexican American poets in America. We’re not viewing this as just a film. For us, this is about service. Jimmy’s memoir and poetry have inspired prisoners to leave gangs, drug addicts to stay clean, and countless others to dramatically shift the course of their lives. A Place to Stand will make his inspiring story and poetry available to many who would never find it otherwise. Free copies will be given to detention centers, prisons and schools for at-risk youth, coupled with programming designed to help people find in themselves what Jimmy found through his poetry: a place to stand in life, a sense of self-worth, and a reason to live.