Friday, October 30, 2009

from Tiana during a free-write

The most important place to me is the pueblo I am from which is Acoma. Acoma is the home of all the ceremonies the Acoma people do. Acoma is very important to me. It is why I call myself Native American.

Tiana, 7th grade

Monday, October 19, 2009

Big News!

We will be creating a public art project for the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival in Washington DC this coming April. We will mount some of the youth photographs and poems in windows around the festival area. See more about the festival and our participation here

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

by Mi Thae Thae

I came to new country because in my country a lot of people kill somebody
and my friends father is die. When we hear we came to the America the
people said when you go to America my mothers friend said call us. When
I came here I see a new people and new friend. When I see new friend they
said do you want to play with us. I said I don't and they go play and I go inside
my house.

Mi Thae Thae, 5th grade
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

Monday, October 12, 2009

Poem by Fatuma in Newcomers Program

When I lived in Kenya life was hard, but since

I came to S.A. TX my whole life changed.

I like how the place looks and
seeing new people and
hearing people speak new languages.

In Kenya my life was hard, but now
my life is different.

I have freedom that I didn' have back then
here I can do what I wish to do
back then I couldn't do what I wish to do or
say something that I wanted to say outloud.

And here I could do these stuff without people judging me
telling me not to do
and to do.

Fatuma, 7th grade
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX