Works in Progress Magazine
The Philadelphia Folklore Project’s Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change initiative has relied on an advisory committee for input and guidance regarding programming, outreach and impact for the past couple of years.
This past November, after my family had moved to our new house, I found an old journal of mine that I had since long forgotten. While reading the many diary entries I wrote as a twelve-year-old, I was blown away by the memories I had forgotten or had even misremembered.
Exemplary folk arts education practices from the Folk Arts – Cultural Treasures Charter School were featured in a dynamic session of linked papers presented at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education Ethnography in Education Research Forum on February 27, 2016.
“I was just this happy person [as a kid], always wanting to be into things,” Fatu Gayflor recalls. “I never wanted to be silent on the side. No. When I entered, I entered with fire.
The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change [LWCC] has been bringing traditional songs from a variety of Liberia’s ethnic groups to Liberian gatherings in the Philadelphia area for the past couple of years, aiming to inspire dialogue about and action to address domestic violence