invitation to support me to go to gesa 2018

I am hosting a crowdfunding campaign to raise the fees for participation in the Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) 2018, hosted by Global Diversity Foundation in Oxford, UK. GESA brings together 18-21 environmental professionals, students and activists from around the world “whom they believe have the capacity to become environmental leaders who impact academia, civil…

life update

It’s been a while since I have done a life update post so here goes. I decided to take a sabbatical this year to focus on healing and skilling myself up in preparation for the work that I believe I am called to do. This to me is to heal and reconnect community relationships, and…

back to mexico!

I am back in Mexico after 2 years. I came for a few reasons. One being that the programme I am about to embark on begins in San Francisco and I didn’t know when I would be this close to Mexico again. So I took advantage of that to come visit my friends and family…

travails of (trying) to travel

…with an African passport. So, I am due to travel for the next 5 months on a programme delving into all things food. Sounds great right? And don’t get me wrong, I am looking forward to it. Enter all the visa applications I have to make. Alright, a necessary evil. Enter the consulate people I…

new city- dar es salaam

I arrived at Kigamboni Community Centre in Kigamboni, a peninsula across the creek from the centre of Dar es Salaam earlier this week. I have been settling in, beginning to hash out tasks I will be involved in, participating in others (dance, teaching English) and so on. Being in a community centre again, I am…

postcards from lynedoch IV

This will be the last edition of postcards from Lynedoch as I am already in Tanzania. I wanted to write an update of how my last few weeks wrapped up though. I had mentioned the module on Facilitation for Just/Sustainable Transitions that I was going to take- I took it. It was similar to the…

postcards from lynedoch III

Sitting down to the last of the themed SI lunches that were part of a master’s student’s thesis on sustainable food systems- otherwise known as how Lynedoch can feed itself locally. This one was one of the two that were African indigenous themed. That oxtail/beef stew in the pot you see there in the middle….aisee,…

postcards from lynedoch II

Time flies when you’re busy which is absolutely what I have been. After taking the weeklong module on Leadership and Environmental Ethics (referred to in the last post), which was an excellent reflection space and different way of teaching from what I have been used to, because it put students’ experiences at the centre of…

postcards from lynedoch

So instead of waiting till I have my Mexico reflections typed out (which I would rather do on a laptop in order to add pictures and whatnot) I’ll begin to write short, as-I-go observations, insights and reflections from my time in South Africa. I (finally) got here towards the end of March and will have…

detour

Remember when I wondered why I hadn’t gone to Colombia? Well I decided to go to Bogotá after all – I will be spending a month, beginning tomorrow, in the eco-neighbourhood project in the neighbourhoods in the east of Bogotá en Los Cerros Oriantales. (After which I will come back to Santo Domingo). I want…

this past week…update

So I was on a radio show on Friday…!!! I accompanied my host, Fernando Diaz Enciso, one of the founders of the Escuelita and Yolanda who works there and has been working there for a very long time. Fernando was being interviewed on a weekly show on the right to the city and had been…