M for Making the Vote
This week we will learn all about Civil Rights Activist, Ann Atwater, who fought for equality. Ann grew up in Durham, NC and was an effective activist and leader who advocated for black rights, such as better private housing.
Equality is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in possibly all respects, possibly including civil rights, freedom of speech, property rights and equal access to certain social goods and social services.
Read the poem by Maya Angelou, “Equality.” Notice how she mentions drums and rhythm. Read it again while drumming, slapping your knees, clapping your hands, or stomping your feet and feel the rhythm in your whole body https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/equality-by-maya-angelou
Now, let's get moving. Stand up and get ready for our warmup with Ms. Sue!
Now that you are all warmed up, let's learn our dance this week. M for Making the Vote with Ms. Kathy. Practice Part 1 before you move on to Part 2!
Before you start Part 2, do you know who Pauli Murray is? Pauli Murray was an American Civil Rights activist, women's rights activist, and lawyer who grew up in Durham, NC. She believed in equity for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, or background.
Equity is the quality of treating individuals fairly based on their needs and requirements. Equity ensures that all the individuals are provided the resources they need to have access to the same opportunities.
In your journal, think of a time that YOU thought YOU were not being treated fairly, or being treated differently than others. Write down words that described how you felt…...add an emoji face to match your words!
Now that you've practiced Part 1 of M for Making the Vote, it's time to learn Part 2.
Be like an Ann Atwater & Pauli Murray, be determined and passionate and make a list (with at least 3 things) that you care deeply about.
You did a great job in Week 8.
Keep practicing M is for Making the Vote!