Greg Artzner
Lynda Blankenship
Elizabeth Bloom
D.S. Cohen
Amy Crouse-Powers
Sandra Dutton
Biologists of the E.N. Huyck Preserve
Diane Gallo
Judge Helene G. Goldberger
Paul Grondahl
Kim and Reggie Harris
Audrey Hynes
Susan Jenks
Bryce Johannes
Pamela Katz
John La Rocca
Judy Lawson
Terry Leonino
Alice Lichtenstein
LYC Program of the NYSBA
Joe Maloney
Kelly Martin
Veronique Martin
Alison Miller
Linda Miller
Richard Miller
Kathleen OConnell
Penny Perkins
Bonnie Persico
Marylou Pudiak
Mary Rea
Mary Reed McCall
Mary Ann Ronconi
Bill Short
Art Thorman
Karina Walker
Mike Darwin Yerky
Bethany Zamek
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Kim and Reggie Harris

Kim & Reggie, nationally known musicians, historians and activists, have been featured at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian. They present more than 250 concerts and workshops annually.


Civil Rights: Self Evident or a Dream?

Kim and Reggie will bring all of their prodigious talents to bear in this important workshop. Through music, literature and role-playing, students will visit the Women's Suffragist Movement in the United States, the hopes and challenges of Irish Immigration to this country as well as the core issues of the Modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Each participating school will be responsible for pre-workshop research into one of these movements for civil rights.

Students will be expected to share experiences from their own heritage and talk with Kim and Reggie about their dreams for a more civil future here at hoome and abroad.

Underground Railroad

Participants experience history as runaway slaves and abolitionists. They use codes hidden in traditional black songs, plot escape routes and speak out, putting themselves in the shoes of those brave and ingenious souls who risked their lives on the Underground Railroad.

For this workshop our chef prepares a special "holiday on the plantation" menu.

At the conclusion of the abolitionist meeting, students will be asked to apply lessons learned during their interactive sessions to current issues of injustice and slavery in the world of today.

Young Writers Day

Each participating student will be a writer for a day of interactive, thematic, real-world writing situations to "hook" the imagination and/or memories of the young to the wonder and power of the written word. Theme for May 2010 is "Dispatches From the Front": Writing from and through the Civil War.

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