Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a video in interest 'Good Karma'

(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
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I'm not sure what to fully think of this video, but it is definitely entertaining and makes me think! Sharing, hoping someone will watch it and discuss with me :)

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link in subinterest 'Education'

Richmond now has the highest Hispanic dropout rate in Virginia. According to Vilma Seymour, many latino students fall through the cracks because the system is not set up in their favor. This is why we need to always question the power structures that exist...

Rajat

Rajat How does one confront the power structures? One at a time.. by becoming mentors. But how does one effect large scale change?

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman On a few fronts, one might be to broaden the school system's concept of "education". Being an informed citizen is more than just being able to memorize answers for a test

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Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link interest 'Food & Drink'

Bedford 2020 forum tackles the politics of food

CLOSE The halls of Fox Lane High School were teeming with nearly a thousand food activists this weekend. From veteran farmers to community-minded home cooks to entrepreneurial teens, attendees of the Bedford 2020 Food Forum all had one thing in common: they were hungry for ways to get involved in the local food movement.

Look at how awesome Ellen Calves is!!!! She organized this amazing event this weekend that pulled together "nearly a thousand food activists" for a forum on the local food movement!

Rajat

Rajat Yes indeed, local food goes hand in hand with sustainability.

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Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in subinterest 'Los Pocitos'

A few weeks ago, I headed back to Cuba to visit friends and family. While I was there, Michael asked me and some friends, including Vidushi Sharma, to create another mural. Being the ambitious folks we are, we decided to try to make TWO murals-- one small one on the side of the new Cultural Center (!!!!), and another nearby on a medic's house. Due to weather complications, we only were able to complete the painting on the side of the cultural center, but we left paint and money so that a local artist can make her or his mark on the other mural venue.

The Cultural project of Los Pocitos has officially been named "PROYECTO AKOKAN"-- and is a registered cultural project! Akokan comes from the word for "heart" in the religion of Abakuá, one of the predominant religions of the community. The project hosts workshops for the kids of the community (sort of in a Boys and Girls Club framework), and are run by experts in the area. Already, they have had a photography workshop, run by a photography student, and a mask-making worship, run by two cuban art professors.

The building in this picture is the future venue for the workshops. Right now, it needs a new roof, a new door, and a dry-only bathroom. We decided to paint the name of the project on the outside of the building along with the handprints of the kids of the community to give the kids a sense of ownership over the project and their artistic endeavors.

An upcoming workshop: theatre with a local street performer!

I am so pleased with the direction Michael is taking this project, and hope to continue supporting it as it matures.

Rajat

Rajat A lot of heart and a little money can go a long way. Keep it up.

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Emma Zahren-Newman so proud of you, so proud of you and of Vidushi Sharma for carrying this out...

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link in subinterest 'Education'

After the Election: Ideas for Teachers of ELLs

As they have been throughout the entire presidential campaign, teachers are on the front lines when it comes to answering students' questions about the election and its results, giving them an opportunity to discuss what they see in the news, helping them think about how big decisions may affect their lives, and managing interactions among students representing different points of view and backgrounds.

Some resources for ESL/ELL teachers in light of the recent election:

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in subinterest 'Los Pocitos'

Update: Benches and a garden have been added to the park in Los Pocitos! Thanks to a bunch of volunteers and donations from CIEE, the park is cleaner and more enjoyable. If/when I return to Cuba this winter, my professor, Michael, and I hope to continue covering surfaces with beautiful, vibrant art!

Rajat

Rajat This is shaping up nicely. Is it the same kids in the picture who painted with you in the spring ?

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Some of them, yeah! This is pretty much their backyard and hang-out area-- it's relieving to see that it isn't filled with broken glass and rotting food anymore!

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Emma Zahren-Newman thats a wonderful job done. I am sure they'll enjoy it for a long time and remember you fondly!

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Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in blog 'Emma's Dining H...'

Egg Sandwich

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Finally a dining hall creation! On my dining hall, we have a sandwich station, but as a vegetarian, there aren't many options when it comes to protein. So--- first I went to the breakfast station to get scrambled eggs. At the sandwich bar I got: foccocia bread, cheddar, provolone, tomato, avocado, and chipotle mayo. Then, I melted the cheese and added the eggs. YUM!
Rajat

Rajat Maybe you want to try buck wheat it is very high in protein. Mix it up in salads etc.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in blog 'Deep (and Just-...'

Deconstruction of Light

The art department at my school does this really awesome thing where, every Thursday, they hire a model to come to our drawing studio so that anyone can come and practice their skills. Last night I partook in one of these Open Model Sessions and for 2 hours painted in the corner. I discovered so many amazing things in those two hours about light, volume, line, and space. The main thing I focused on was the warmth and coolness of light and how it falls on the planes of the model's figure. The light from the lamp over the model's head was cool-- represented by the cool green highlights. The ambient light was warmer, hence the red shadows under the chin. Each brush mark is there for a specific reason. I let myself dart around the page-- giving no attention to the fact that this is a painting of a girl on a pillow, but rather simply responding to the planar light relationships. I'm looking forward to a whole semester of these sessions!
Adam Pryor

Adam Pryor A cool take on the Sleeping Nude by Matisse.

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Rajat

Rajat Do you have a favorite artist? or style? Do you sometimes seek incorporate a multitude of styles in one whole?

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Jesse Newman

Jesse Newman You are so awesome.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a video in subinterest 'Neuroscience'

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner
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Technology and psychology working together to solve humanity's inner struggles. This is something worth spending your time on!