April 14, 2014 – Participation

April 14th, 2014 by admin Categories: Atlanta Destinations Featured Random No Responses

Grateful for remembering to tune in to WRFG and listen to the radio program, Womanspeak. Even more pleased to hear that a live interview was underway about an independent Woman peace initiative writing project being conducted in Democratic Republic of the Congo, (DRC) one that emphasizes the importance of technology, literacy and economic independence.

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The Measure: April 14, 2014
#Participation

Like a deer in the spotlight, there I stood stunned. A womanist caught by surprise in clear earshot of the empowering sound and uplifting current of dynamic feminine voices, discussing possibilities and positive change. Yes, my first acquaintance with Neema Namadamu was through my radio by way of C.Wiatta Freeman, writer, broadcaster and host of the WRFG radio program, Womanspeak. The conversation was so rich, that I was riveted to the floor, with my dinner plate in hand. Truly afraid to move one step away from the radio in the kitchen, over to table in the dining room, for fear that I could miss one syllable of this powerful and engaging conversational exchange of inspiration and information. 

In homes and dwellings around Atlanta, news lessons were being heard about the winds of change taking place on the frontier of greed warfare, violence and post colonial political structural malaise. WOW!

By combining a writing workshop project with internet technology, Neema Namadamu has challenged the digital divide and taken digital access and literacy to a whole other level in a province in the southeastern region of Congo.  Open daily the Maman Shujaa (Hero Woman) Media Center in Bukavu, DRC, hosts an active writing and technology collective that provides free internet access and classes focused on technology, commerce and art, to a membership of over 500 women. 

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Whether on the radio or live with Kim E. Anderson,
myself and everyone else in Neema Namadamu’s audience,
was impressed by her presentation and clarity of purpose.
#Bless

This independently funded media center is a safe haven learning environment for women in this area. My text thread excerpts clearly express my sentiments.  “Fascinating interview!!” “Excellent!!”  “She is BAD!”  “Bless her!”  Extremely impressed by her level of competence and professional accomplishments, I was excited about meeting her and learning more.

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Whether on the radio or live with Kim E. Anderson,
myself and everyone else in Neema Namadamu’s audience,
was impressed by her presentation and clarity of purpose.
#Bless

After spending time with Neema at a farewell gathering, that provided a greater understanding on the scope of her work, many gladly offered contributions. In association with the Board of Trustees of the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund, Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is honored to provide support to the Namadamu network of projects, Maman Shujaa Media Center, and the Shakoshi sewing project. Learn more by visiting Namadamu.com and Neema Namadamu | World Pulse

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The Measure: April 14, 2014
#Participation

Yes I can see the summit of Califia. 

The power of independent voices to communicate in a global network are brokered on the importance and valuation of individual participation.

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