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bombing of kosovo; delete if not interested

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wendy sauls (wsauls)
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:13:12 -0400


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hi all,

i'm sick about the bombing of yugoslavia, and sicker yet that we =
americans are being portrayed as not giving a flip, in general. i feel =
its more accurate to say we feel frustrated and helpless, and don't know =
what to do...

i'm tired of doing next to nothing, myself. i've written the obligatory =
letters to my congressional reps. with no satisfying feelings resulting. =
i have an idea for a visual arts, school based war protest group and =
want to know if anyone else in interested in participating.

my objective, at the least, is to give kids, teachers, and possibly =
parents who are concerned about the situation in yugoslavia a forum to =
exchange information and take action in the form of image creation =
(drawings, paintings, signs, banners, performance art, website =
creation...think of goya, picasso's guernica, and on and on; have you =
seen the book Graphic Agitation?) and display, letter writing, group =
protests/marches, and attempting to reach kosovars with donations. i =
feel this would at the minimum give people (like me!) an outlet for =
their frustration and possibly some hope that they together could make a =
difference -- i think that local news media might become interested in =
such events?

i have never done anything like this before! my general plan is that =
first i will ask if any other teachers at my school are interested (i'm =
sure i can recruit a few!) and then send out fliers and announcements to =
kids/parents about our after school organizational meeting where we will =
establish agreed upon goals and time lines and appoint duties...

the reason i'm presenting this to the group is the maxim of strength in =
numbers. i believe the effect of this type of activity would be more =
powerful if the group at my school weren't the only one, there could be =
groups at schools across the country all part of the same cause. that =
would be a bigger "story" for the media, and we could accomplish more =
together. who knows, maybe we could even march on washington?!

e mail me soon if you're interested; i would like to get started =
quickly!

thanks, and peace!

wendy sauls
art teacher
kanapaha middle school
gainesville, florida
doctoral student
florida state university

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hi all,
 
i'm sick about the bombing of = yugoslavia, and=20 sicker yet that we americans are being portrayed as not giving a flip, = in=20 general.  i feel its more accurate to say we feel frustrated and = helpless,=20 and don't know what to do...
 
i'm tired of doing next to nothing, myself.  = i've written=20 the obligatory letters to my congressional reps. with no satisfying = feelings=20 resulting.  i have an idea for a visual arts, school based war = protest=20 group and want to know if anyone else in interested in=20 participating.
 
my objective, at the least, is to give kids, = teachers, and=20 possibly parents who are concerned about the situation in yugoslavia a = forum to=20 exchange information and take action in the form of image creation = (drawings,=20 paintings, signs, banners, performance art, website creation...think of = goya,=20 picasso's guernica, and on and on; have you seen the book Graphic = Agitation?)=20 and display, letter writing, group protests/marches, and attempting to = reach=20 kosovars with donations.  i feel this would at the minimum give = people=20 (like me!) an outlet for their frustration and possibly some hope that = they=20 together could make a difference -- i think that local news media might = become=20 interested in such events?
 
i have never done anything like this before!  = my general=20 plan is that first i will ask if any other teachers at my school are = interested=20 (i'm sure i can recruit a few!) and then send out fliers and = announcements to=20 kids/parents about our after school organizational meeting where we will = establish agreed upon goals and time lines and appoint = duties...
 
the reason i'm presenting this to the group is the = maxim of=20 strength in numbers.  i believe the effect of this type of activity = would=20 be more powerful if the group at my school weren't the only one, there = could be=20 groups at schools across the country all part of the same cause.  = that=20 would be a bigger "story" for the media, and we could = accomplish more=20 together.  who knows, maybe we could even march on=20 washington?!
 
e mail me soon if you're interested; i would like to = get=20 started quickly!
 
thanks, and peace!
 
wendy sauls
art teacher
kanapaha middle school
gainesville, florida
doctoral student
florida state=20 university
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