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Writers Against Racism: Telling stories of our shared humanity by Chris Abani

Nigerian born poet, Chris Abani, speaks about "The Mirror to Our Own Humanity." Well, I looked into that mirror over this past week and found the lost reflection of what my life was like in 11th grade. It’s relevant in that I remember reading TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee – feeling scared – and wondering WHY am I being put through this? More on that in my next post.

Abani was a featured speaker at the TEDxNYED conference I attended 2-weeks ago, and his experiences taught me so much about the human spirit, the importance of education, and the realities of living in a world where everyone’s experiences should be valued.