Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Roses grown in concrete

A couple of weeks' ago I was at the American Educational Research Association's Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. I've not had a chance to say much about that yet, and I do have things to say. On the whole there were some inspiring, if not relevant to my research, talks that I went to, and I had a positive experience at the whole thing. The last talk I went to was Jeff Duncan-Andrade talking about hope through the metaphor of roses grown in concrete, taken from a Tupac song. It was very powerful and a great note to end the conference on - made me want to go more into social justice work. I found it on YouTube too - a longer version of the talk from a previous conference. Highly worth watching. Here it is.

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