Back home again. Last night we enjoyed the culmination of the multicultural conference, our cultural dinner and celebration. Each different ethnic group prepared food and gave a presentation, ie dance, song, poetry, etc., that depicted their culture. Anglo-Europeans (us), African-Americans, Hispanics, Native American Indians, and Asians were represented. Our group made red beans and rice and beignets (that was our church, if you couldn't guess), weiner snitzel (sp?), and fried potatoes. Then the kids performed a Shakespeare skit (Eric recited the whole To Be or Not To Be spiel), and the Virginia reel. Lots of fun.
The theme for this conference was, "What's Your Story?" Everyone has one, don't they? We spent a lot of time working to overcome stereotypes, learning to not pre-judge people, etc. but to hear their story first. And we worked on getting comfortable telling others our own story.
I'm hoping Eric discovers many ways to tell his story.