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WE LEARN's Zoom Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Yasmin Webster-Woog
53:13
Hi, this is Yasmin and I’m in San Francisco. Thank you for hosting this webinar!
Janise Hurtig
53:17
Hi from Janise in Chicago!!
Dahlia
53:34
Hi from Dahlia from Chicago
Geraldine
53:47
Hi! I am Geraldine Cannon Becker, on the WE LEARN Board and working with WE LEARN for around 17years.
Emily Gable (she/her)
53:52
Hello! Emily from San Francisco. Good morning, everyone.
Joseph Becker
54:20
Joseph Becker, Geraldine
Joseph Becker
55:06
Joseph Becker, Geraldine's husband, and an English professor at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
Lystra Hazarie
55:14
Lystra from in ALTA Trinidad
Geraldine
55:19
Sorry. Joe is my husband. We are having tech issues, apparently.
Sanya
55:22
Hi all from ATL
Nicole Pichery
55:56
Nicole, from Trinidad and Tobago work with Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA)
Alex Tenorio
56:21
Alex from San Diego CA Im a author I go to ECC
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
57:14
Just a wee bit more about me - Maricel, San Francisco State University, I work in adult literacy and health literacy. The pandemic has taught me how vital our adult learner networks are to our health care system…
JP
57:42
Joanne from the Adult Literacy Tutors Association, Trinidad
Dahlia
58:03
I'm Dahlia. I'm a student. The pandemic taught me our health is the most important, other things will be better one day.
Room 19B
01:02:00
I think in WE LEARN students have been at the center of the project...students are seen as true partners in this process...
Geraldine
01:03:00
That is true, is it Dianne?
Janise Hurtig
01:03:19
Yes! WE LEARN is one of those rare organizations that really enacts a social justice space for collaborative teaching and learning.
Room 19B
01:03:57
yes, Geraldine :)
Geraldine
01:04:20
Great! Excuse my comma splice. :)
Geraldine
01:05:47
Yes, Marie! So true! I also always enjoyed hearing students read from their works at the conferences.
Geraldine
01:07:26
That is a great idea.
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:18:09
They have had to stay home and take care of kids.
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:18:22
Teach their kids
Enrique Velez Garcia
01:19:35
Because girls work hard alot them lost their jobs.
Dahlia
01:19:40
Women stay home, take care kids, cook, support husbands keep one income
Janise Hurtig
01:20:33
Also because our broader society doesn't place value on providing quality childcare for all.
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:22:00
Yes very true Janise!
Janise Hurtig
01:22:46
So many women without kids or whose kids are older, had to take on extra responsibilities for older relatives. And in general, the daughters take on those responsibilities more than the sons.
Vinzent Balaoing
01:26:23
afraid to do things normally what they do in life
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:33:20
And hardly any guidance related to children and masks. Seems to be all about adults.
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
01:38:15
I am so sorry for your losses, Jessica.
Janise Hurtig
01:38:35
Igualmente, Jessica. Lo siento.
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:39:20
Thank you so much for all that you shared with us Jessica. The disparities are so alarming! There are individuals who have become so much wealthier during the pandemic. I hear what Jessica is saying about the difficulty of keeping up with exercise and health. This makes me think of stories I’ve heard of those who have been able to amp up their exercise routines during pandemic again due to privilege. And thinking of difficulties with in person grocery shopping, makes me think of those who have been able to do all their shopping online.
Janise Hurtig
01:39:21
That is such a great point, Jessica, that we're not stuck at home, we're safe at home.
Janise Hurtig
01:40:35
Thank you, Jessica, for such a powerful and extensive description of all that COVID has meant to you and others.
Emily Gable (she/her)
01:40:41
Thank you for sharing, Jessica.
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
01:40:45
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, Jessica.
Lystra Hazarie
01:44:18
At the Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA) in Trinidad and Tobago we embarked on student engagement in the early months of the pandemic - initially to complete the academic year. As the pandemic continued to rage we increased our efforts at engagement - creating lessons that provide our students with the facts about the virus and vaccines.
Janise Hurtig
01:46:46
Daisy, I can relate to what you said about how helping others who are more vulnerable during Covid helps us get through it too!
Sanya
01:48:21
so true Daisy appreciate even the smallest gestures
Janise Hurtig
01:50:04
Thank you, Daisy, for your generosity and your insights.
Room 19B
01:50:06
yes, we take so much for granted and it's so important to cherish and appreciate what we have and live in gratitude...thank you for those words...
Geraldine
01:50:12
The audio cut out for me so I missed Jessica's talk. So sorry. I agree with what Daisy is saying. 100%
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
01:50:17
What a powerful testimony - thank you, Daisy.
Jessica Ramos
01:50:34
Thank you all!
Emily Gable (she/her)
01:50:54
Thank you, Daisy.
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:52:14
Thank you for all that you shared Daisy, so important to remember all that we do have and help others when we can!
Geraldine
01:52:43
I will look for the recording! Congrats to Jessica!
Jessica Ramos
01:53:13
Thank you Geraldine!
Yasmin Webster-Woog
01:54:53
Thank you so much for this important webinar! I’m going to have to get going. Thank you again!
Emily Gable (she/her)
01:55:46
Thank you, Dahlia.
Room 19B
01:56:09
thank you so much, Dahlia! My nephew is autistic...it's not easy...what you had to say was powerful...
Geraldine
01:56:23
Congrats, Alex!
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
01:56:46
Another powerful voice - thank you, Dahlia. I would love to hear what advice you would give schools and teachers about how to support parents with children who have additional learning needs.
Janise Hurtig
01:56:49
Dahlia, it is amazing, all that you do for your family, friends and fellow students. I admire you!
Dahlia
01:58:22
Thank you for your kind words!
Geraldine
02:01:55
That is wonderful! What a great story about this book project.
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
02:03:11
Alex, thank you for sharing your process as a writer. You remind me how the art of writing has enduring even through this pandemic.
Dahlia
02:05:00
Alex, thank you for sharing. You did a lot of great jobs.
Emily Gable (she/her)
02:05:08
Thank you, Alex.
Geraldine
02:05:20
Yes! Awesome!!!! <3
Vinzent Balaoing
02:06:24
you gave a inspiration alex to write my own book
Geraldine
02:07:00
I was, yes!
Geraldine
02:07:15
All of this is so wonderful! I am so happy.
Alex Tenorio
02:08:33
Book All You Need For Halloween
Room 19B
02:09:03
thanks to all of you so very much. This is powerful! I'm so sorry but I need to leave for another meeting...
WE LEARN
02:10:06
How has COVID impacted your life/women in your life?How are you healing? Engaging in self-care? Responding to change?What stood out for you in the discussion or panel?What questions do you have?
Alex Tenorio
02:10:31
@a.tenorio.author.nightmare
Sanya
02:10:38
I have to step away for about 15 minutes i will stay on
Janise Hurtig
02:30:06
I was asking how people discuss vaccination with friends or students or family who are reluctant to get vaccinated.
Geraldine
02:30:51
I had wanted to share about my kids business. They may do more online, such as health and wellness webinars, but they are also starting to offer classes face-to-face. Bushiandbrush.com It is an arts dojo. Art and Karate and Yoga, etc.
Jessica Ramos
02:31:20
Getting vaccinated is a sensitive topic that many don’t want to talk about to avoid arguments.
Geraldine
02:32:13
It really is a sensitive topic. Indeed. So, the more "safe" places people can be open to talk about it, the better, I think. Our stories can make a difference.
Jessica Ramos
02:34:09
I agree Geraldine!
Geraldine
02:35:47
I agree, Marie!
Janise Hurtig
02:36:01
We discussed all of the questions -- people had wonderful contributions around how they are healing. Taking care of ourselves and our families as we "get used to the new normal." Some of us are kind of enjoying staying at home, working from home. Many of us are doing things we'd never done before or not for a while -- playing music, exercise, starting a new enterprise.
Geraldine
02:36:24
And appropriate ways to interact with people or to avoid interactions, as Alex was saying, too.
Geraldine
02:37:16
Awesome, Janise. Yes! The positive things. I'm glad we were able to talk about that, too.
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
02:38:19
Our group (Maricel, Shellie, Enrique Dahlia) talked about how opportunities to learn has changed during this pandemic. How learning can be more meaningful, engaging, faster, efficient….
Jessica Ramos
02:39:58
Great accomplishment Enrique!
Enrique Velez Garcia
02:41:33
Thank you Jessica
Jessica Ramos
02:41:45
You’re welcome
WE LEARN
02:43:15
https://forms.gle/ffoiUuKHwZfnMM3b6
Janise Hurtig
02:43:44
congratulations and huge thanks to all of you who made this happen in such a meaningful way!
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
02:43:52
Thank you for this wonderful conversation — I am grateful you recorded as I would like to encourage more of my graduate students to listen and learn from all the stories today. Thank you!!
Marie Doerner
02:44:20
Thank you for coming. This has been amazing.
Geraldine
02:44:33
It has been wonderful!
Emily Gable (she/her)
02:44:35
Thank you all so much! Thank for sharing you stories today!!
Janise Hurtig
02:46:15
www.communitywritingproject.org
Geraldine
02:46:22
If you need a publishing house... keep us in mind, too. Old Sylvain House Press. I know there are lots of ways to self publish, too, but we could talk with you about options.
Janise Hurtig
02:46:43
jdhurtig@gmail.com
Nicole Pichery
02:47:01
Thank you. It was lovely.
Maricel G. Santos (she/her/hers)
02:47:31
For the recording, should we check the welearnwomen website?
Janise Hurtig
02:47:56
Thanks to you all! Stay well!!