February 2009

Poems of Joe Bruchac

Tao Says

To lead the people
you must follow behind them.
When the leaders wear the finest clothes
the fields are filled with weeds.
The man who is brave and calm
will always preserve life.
Those who conquer
do so only when they yield.
Good men do not argue.
They know that the tree
which does not bend
will finally be broken.

With Peacemaker’s Eyes


We are watching
from within the longhouse
where our leaders were chosen
by the patient wisdom

Voices of Arrival: Youth Poetry Showcase

What: Community Potluck and Student Performance
When: Friday, March 6th-6:30 PM
Where: Foster High School Performing Arts Center & Commons , 4242 South 144th Street Tukwila, WA 98168

You are invited to an evening of poetry written and performed by the students in Carrie Stradley's first and second period ELL classes.

This collaborative project has been funded by Voices Education Project along with the Seattle chapter of Bread for the Journey and The Institute of Poetic Medicine in Palo Alto, California.

New Strategic Partner: The Refugee Project

The Refugee Project: Walk in My Shoes is a 3-hour education simulation experience that powerfully engages participants through role playing refugees fleeing for their lives, cross-cultural activities and hearing refugees' inspiring stories.

Get a "heart education" and a head education about the hardships of life as a refugee as well as resettlement in the U.S.

Learn more: http://www.wr-seattle.org/project.htm.