On November 21st, JabuAfrica will be hosting an event at Triton Brewery from 5 to 8 pm, and it’s just in time before the mad dash for Thanksgiving begins! Special musical guest, Stasia Demos Mills along with Tad Armstrong will be lending a hand and will be sure to make it an evening you won’t want to miss. Also, there will be some wonderful giveaways. I’m thrilled to be able to kick off the holiday season with JabuAfrica friends and hope to see you there!
On another note, my pal, Sarah Castor, encouraged me to read the book Dancing in the Glory of Monsters by Jason Stearns. The avid reader that I am, I quickly said yes. This non fiction book unravels the conflict in Congo and the players involved in its complicated and tragic account. Only three chapters in, I find myself making mental maps of the 5w’s as I begin to try to understand all those who are playing a hand in the conflict in the heart of Africa. The more I read, the more I feel I must know to truly say that I am an advocate for peace and prosperity in Africa. I will be journeying on through the book and invite you to join me in the upcoming weeks.
I am stricken with humility by the words of Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” I am the first to admit that my understanding is more shallow than I would like for it to be with the conflict in Congo and the suffering that happens there and in Africa. As an educator, I believe that education is key and the more information I have, the more I can speak about it. So, I invite you to gain more knowledge in order to help more effectively and love with a fuller understanding.
I hope to see you on the 21st and bring the kiddos!
Kathy, friend of JabuAfrica