Thank you so much for always giving me nothing but support & love. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to support & represent such a dope brand with a message that so many people can relate to. Thank you for assuring me that my attitude towards life, people, & powerlifting will get me what I want as long as I stay positive & continue to stay genuine. I appreciate you guys & our friendships SO MUCH & will always continue to support you. I love you guys so much & am so blessed to have you guys in my corner 😭 I can’t wait for KFKF & 2019 to meet 🍩 #diversity#feedthefeels
Sunday Musings: Hi this is @vitjiart and we have a double Sunday Musings this week
The group exhibition Ovizire•Somgu: From Where Do We Speak opened earlier this week at MARKK and M.Bassy-an alternative art space that represents art and artists from Africa and the diaspora
The exhibition is the result of a one year research fellowship that involves artists from Namibia and German historians who responded to a photo archive that details the German colonial period in Namibia, a period that includes violence and colonial genocide. I was one of the artists on this project
The experience of putting together an exhibition, let alone one that involves a troubling history that is painful to (re)tell has been an interesting and challenging process. Yet this work must be done
Seen here is a light installation housed at Markk. The work is set in a display vitrine. The idea is to disrupt the space in the vitrine by not showing colonial objects in it, but rather show people as they have conversations and engage with the topic
There's so much more to say and an Instagram caption is not always the right place to do this, so I'll end with a big thank you to all who helped facilitate this project and all who came to experience it
Had the pleasure to chop it up with @misterachen and @jumpingleo this morning on our respective journeys as Asian actors. Crazy that all three of us went to business school before making the switch into acting! I feel like we could’ve talked all day at the coffee shop about representation, the industry, and the art of acting. Glad to have had the opportunity to share stories with y’all ✊
Today is #humansrightsday and whether you realise it or not, human rights are relevant to all of us. They provide us with equality, justice and freedom.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone is inherently entitled to inalienable rights as a human being. Regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or status.
We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. Take action, uphold these rights and promote the kinship of all human beings.
Still on that impromptu choir... 😂
We really had fun. Thank you Ms. Kenny for capturing these special moments.
The #rochesterpublicmarket is a gem 🖤 Located less than 2 miles from our home, it is a regular weekend visit where we can stock up on local goods and immerse ourselves in the #diversity that @rochesterny has to offer. This morning we came upon @cacaovita serving up steaming samples of coffee. The gentleman working was friendly & informative, letting us know how 50% of their profits fund awareness around a variety of causes. From breast cancer to autism to mental health. Check out @awarenesscoffee @cacaovita if you’re a coffee lover and/or have a passion for a particular cause!
La comunicación es necesaria para los procesos de aprendizaje y para el desarrollo integral, por esto es importante que no sea obstaculizada por las necesidades que se presentan en ciertas discapacidades. Frente a esto nacen los sistemas alternativos y aumentativos de comunicación. Hoy en día son muy utilizados al rededor del mundo por docentes y profesionales dentro de espacios educativos. Si no los conoces te cuento un poco sobre ellos:
Carmen Basil y UTAC (2), los definen como formas de expresión diferentes al lenguaje hablado, que buscan aumentar y/o compensar las dificultades de comunicación y lenguaje de muchas personas con discapacidad.
Los sistemas ALTERNATIVOS puede reemplazar el lenguaje oral cuando éste falta o es incomprensible y los sistemas AUMENTATIVOS complementan el lenguaje oral cuando éste no basta para mantener una comunicación eficaz. No se trata de reemplazar el habla natural sino de complementarla.
Estos sistemas combinan el uso de símbolos gestuales (como la lengua de signos) con símbolos gráficos (como los sistemas pictográficos complejos).
Las ayudas técnicas (dispositivos, instrumentos y softwares) facilitan el uso de estos sistemas. Ejemplos: talk up, soy visual, SPQR, dictapicto, blue, sígname.
Niños con TEA, Discapacidad Cognitiva, Parálisis cerebral y condiciones neurológicas pueden beneficiarse del uso de estos sistemas.
Existen diferentes tipos de sistemas aumentativos de la comunicación:
1. Los SPC o sistemas pictográfico
2. Comunicación Bimodal
3. Sistema Bliss
4. Sistema de Comunicación por intercambio de imágenes (PECS)
Arasaac y Boardmaker son recursos online útiles para la creación de recursos SAAC para el aula, para la terapia e incluso para espacios inclusivos con accesibilidad cognitiva (agendas, rutinas, historias, cuentos, actividades del aula para todo tipo de contenidos, posters, letreros, etc).
(1) Pictogramas de la imagen tomados de ARASAAC.
(2) Unidad de Técnicas Aumentativas de Comunicación (Cataluña) .
Scrolling through Instagram and saw these fun holiday activities that are open-ended, so...we had to share!! During any holiday, it can be tempting to provide curriculum that has an end result, a product of some sort. Closed-ended curriculum does not allow for experimentation, discovery, individuality or creativity. Keep it appropriate and creative this holiday season! Let the children create and include your families. Thank you for these ideas: @teachmakecreate Parents write their wishes for the new year on eucalyptus leaves for this beautiful art piece. @the_activity_director shares a wonderful invitation to creat snowflakes. @littlepinelearners is exploring the scents of winter. @magnatiles has added bells to their set up! And @rosevilleearlyyears shows a DIY for creating holiday stamps that can be added to playdough. #curriculum#preschoolbestoractices#occece#openendedisbest#creative#invitationtolearn#play#inclusion#diversity#holidaycurriculum
Diversity and Inclusion initiatives evolved from Affirmative Action. History always repeats itself unless there are strategies in place to prevent toxic cycles. Like the urgency of Affirmative Action lessened, the same happens for D&I periodically and real change stalls. #SWIPE#askmixedcompany
At MACFEST's opening ceremony, 13 Muslim women from 13 countries opened the festival with the word 'welcome' in their language. Women were at the heart of the this year's festival as we celebrated three art exhibitions by women from Ukraine, Iran and London! #muslim#arts#culture#festival#diversity#language#women