I had the pleasure of writing an introduction to a fabulous issue of On Second Thought, the magazine of the North Dakota Humanities Council. The issue has a mix of personal narratives and scholarly-yet-accessible pieces about New Americans. In North Dakota, we try to be cognizant of the fact that about 95% of us are […]
In the first half of the sermon, I shared the epic lives of three refugee families and asked all in attendance (and those reading) to consider the rewards and importance of establishing close relationships—friendships—with New American families. But I would like to say a little more about how I’ve been changed by my relationships over […]
A “sermon” delivered by Kevin Brooks to the Fargo-Moorhead Unitarian Universalist Congregation on June 12, 2016. [Part 1] I am a professor of English, and in my professional work I have discovered that there is a field called “refugee studies.” This field is dominated by sociologists, anthropologists, social psychologists, and economists. There is also the […]
Originally posted on sevennorthdakotas:
If you are someone who has worked with refugees, you know how many of them have this birth date, 01/01/___, listed on their documents. I can’t even guess how many students I’ve had over the years who needed to learn this date as well as the questions: What’s your birth date?…
May 6, 2015. Fargo ND. Today during the NDSU Award of Excellence ceremony, 2015 Chamber of Commerce Faculty Service Award Winner, Dr. Kevin Brooks, will offer his award stipend as a fundraising match to launch the Refugee Consortium of North Dakota. Friends and supporters have added to the match: Brooks and the Consortium hope to […]
Engage families for anywhere, anytime learning.via Engage families for anywhere, anytime learning. Wow, if I ever need to remind myself why I ran after school computer enrichment programs, advocated for a smarter computing culture in our city, and am currently running an in-home tutoring program, supplemental classes, and being a “teacher without borders,” I just […]
An interview with the smartest person I have had a small part in parenting. via The modern landscape of the art department – interview with Caity Birmingham · Pushing Pixels.