Spring 2021

Small Victories: Moments in the Pandemic

May 28th, 2021 | By

As BLTN members entered one of four Zoom meetings this year, they exchanged what Bread Loaf professor Ken Macrorie might have called “fabulous realities” about their recent teaching days. (An excerpt from that chat, might bring you a smile.) As the night’s discussion grew, we realized that “small victories” were some of the best antidotes

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“We Be Family”: A Student and Teacher Collaboration

May 28th, 2021 | By

“It was very fun writing a chapter together,” comments Kayla. “We laughed reviewing memories to build the chapter. We learned a lot about how to balance both of our voices and connect back into the larger framework of the overall book. We hope that the book will be purchased by educators and community organizations, to

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NextGen News

May 28th, 2021 | By

The BLTN’s youth leadership crew, BLTN NextGen, adapted quickly and meaningfully to a year without face-to-face gathering opportunities. In the early fall, our Youth Advisory Board selected its co-chairs, welcomed new members, and drew up a plan to have individual sites host virtual cross-site gatherings. Youth Advisors turned to writing and sharing together as the

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BLTN Awards and Announcements

May 28th, 2021 | By

Andover Bread Loaf youth, Jiberly Sandoval and Faith Omosefe, were featured in an “Youth Leaders Unlocking Justice: 100 Years of Advocacy in Lawrence, MA,” an Aspen Institute webinar held December 8. They spoke about their experiences as writers, youth activists, and writing leaders within the Lawrence, MA collective. The webinar is part of the Aspen

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The Douglas Oral History Project: Revisiting the Past to Inform our Present

May 28th, 2021 | By

Editor’s note: Ceci Lewis recently retired from her position as Bread Loaf’s Associate Director. The work she details here draws from her dissertation, Breaking Borders: Women of Mexican Heritage in Douglas, Arizona. See our Fall, 2016 account of Ceci’s doctoral work. Ceci’s academic biography follows this article. For some, retirement is all about rocking chairs

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Goswami Action Grants Inspire Teachers and Students

May 28th, 2021 | By

Dixie Goswami BLTN Action Grants Awarded for 2020-2021 Dixie Goswami BLTN Action Grants, made possible by a BLSE donor, are offered to any current or former BLTN member during the fall and the spring of each year. Grant awards range between $250 to $2500 and are to support BLTN-related classroom programs, projects, events, and /or travel.

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