Monthly Archives: June 2013

Refugee Week performance/talk at UniTEA

celebrating the positive contribution refugees have made to the culture history and heritage of the UK with Virtual Migrants collaborators + Cakes of the World! 🙂

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VM members Tracey Zengeni, Aidan Jolly and Sai Murray will be performing at this UniTEA Arts and Culture Event at The Brink in Liverpool today as part of Refugee Week. It’s a free event, open to all with tea, coffee and cakes of the world (!) available for the first 100 people.

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Full details from www.refugeeweek.org.uk below

Arts and Culture event to celebrate the positive contribution made by refugees to the culture, history and heritage of the UK

This is an arts and culture event, with 4 acts across the evening. The main theme of the evening is celebrating the positive contribution refugees have made to the culture history and heritage of the UK.

Tracey Zengeni is Zimbabwean artist who is bringing several pieces of her art to show and talk about, in addition to some acapella . Raj Govindarajah is a Sri Lankan film maker who has made a film…

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A Bad Grain of Rice

A BAD GRAIN OF RICE

I hated my Dad.

All kids at one time or another hate their parents
– when punished; denied freedom;
denied the latest!-must-have! toy/fast food/experience.

I did not hate my Dad because he rationed my sugar addiction;
nor because he countered ad industry seduction of my tiny mind.
I did not hate my Dad because he beat me or abused me
(he was a loving, caring father who did neither).

I hated my Dad                    because he was Black. Continue reading