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Season 2 – Ep. 1 – TINY TALKS: Collective Identity

By conNECKted TOO / September 23, 2021

Season 2 – Ep. 1 – Collective Identity w/ Victoria and Rayn LISTEN BELOW Charleston Rhizome Collective · Season 2 – Ep. 1 – Collective Identity w/ Victoria and Rayn FULL EPISODE Episode 1 | A Reflection on Collective Identity w/ Victoria & Rayn Thought Question: “What does collective identity mean to you?” Welcome back […]

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By conNECKted TOO / July 28, 2021

There is no pre-existing agenda. This format transforms participants in leaders of the conversation. Each of them has a chance to ask a question and to answer another one. Here is a description of our process: conNECKtedTOO –> TINYisPOWERFUL RELAY QUESTION Process • To facilitate potential topics, ideas and questions that can be used for […]

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What can you imagine?

By conNECKted TOO / July 11, 2021

What can you imagine? For your future? For your community/communities? For your neighborhood? Your business? For the next generation and their education? For the future of food and food ecosystems?

Pause for a minute and try. Pick one.

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By conNECKted TOO / July 4, 2021

The following is an excerpt written by Bernie Mazyck, Present & CEO of the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) which was as the fiscal sponsor for 3 years of conNECKtedTOO as a predecessor to TINYisPOWERFUL. A Clearer and Truer Meaning of Independence As we approach the July 4th Independence Day holiday, better known […]

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TINYisPOWERFUL – TINY Dialogue Booklets

By conNECKted TOO / June 28, 2021

Click here for the 2021 TINY Dialogue Booklet The work of TINYisPOWERFUL is process-oriented and prioritizes a journey toward an unknown destination or series of destinations we can create together. At its core, TINY is about the power of human connection — the possibilities that exist when we take time to listen to each other, […]

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Book Signing May 15, 2021 at Turning Page Book Shop

By conNECKted TOO / May 5, 2021

Jenna Teves researched, wrote and illustrated a coloring book on Awesome Southern Women. She’s doing a book-signing at the only local Black woman- owned bookstore, Turning Page, on Saturday, May 15th from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, and she’s donating the proceeds from sales of the book to Destiny Community Cafe, a Black woman-owned restaurant that feeds […]

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A Podcast on “Change the Story”

By / May 4, 2021

William “Bill” Cleveland (Center for the Study of Art and Community) was kind enough to interview me on his podcast “Change the Story”. Was great looking back to my teaching days when I traveled the South teaching poetry in urban and rural communities. For over 30 years I taught poetry as an act of liberation, […]

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By conNECKted TOO / October 8, 2020

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Partners for Change

By conNECKted TOO / July 13, 2020

conNECKtedTOO —> is a Partner for Change with Alternate ROOTS and The Surdna Foundation   NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – America without racism, can you imagine? Partners for Change launches with ROOTS’ first 3-year initiative and a strategic commitment to ending racism and other oppressions through catalytic investments in the US South. conNECKtedTOO —> is […]

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By conNECKted TOO / July 4, 2020

Here’s an audio I recorded last night. Talking starts at minute 00:45. note: There is a point around minute 4:40 where I misspoke, slightly, saying “slavery was ratified” but meaning to say “the abolition of slavery was ratified.”  Self-governed. Autonomous. Free. Did you know Charleston is older than America? Yes, I’m reflecting on Charleston’s 350th […]

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