Back at it today with several hours in Korogocho followed by another Link Up session in Dandora and finally an amazing dinner with one of the conductors of the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya, Levi Wataka. (phew!) It was such a great day, but also rather exhausting-- so rather than share a lengthy blog post today, I figured I would leave this photo with the quote you see in the title, "Is Barack Obama your father?"
Though a seemingly innocent and "cute" question, it is one that is loaded with deeper meanings about race and how children view it (or DON'T view it.) I have so many more thoughts and observations on this, especially after this trip.
But for now, I will just leave us to ponder this question and the innocence behind it.
I am honored to have been selected as a 2018 Fund for Teachers Fellowship Recipient. Through this grant I will travel to Nairobi, Kenya to work the the El Sistema based music program, Ghetto Classics. This blog will share information and stories about my first journey to Africa.