(In Photo: SOYA founder, Khadijah Ali-Coleman (center) as a panelist at the International Soul Music Summit in Sept. 2008. Ali-Coleman will present in the Re:Verse Literary Conference & Festival in New York on October 25)
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PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 28, 2008 – So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA), LLC founder Khadijah Ali-Coleman will be one of the presenters at the 2008 Re:Verse Literary Conference and Festival set to be held on the campus of Hostos Community College in Bronx, New York. on Saturday, October 25, 2008. She will present a workshop entitled, “Learning About Ourselves and Each Other: How Reading Diverse Text Promotes Tolerance and Boundary-Stretching”. Ali-Coleman founded SOYA in 2005– a consultant group that trains organizations and individuals who work with young people. She has created training and classroom curriculum modules for various organizations including Morgan State University, Covenant House, and Prince George’s County Schools. A former public school teacher and college administrator, Ali-Coleman, who is also co-founder of the arts-based marketing group Liberated Muse Productions, is a certified Advancing Youth Development facilitator who traditionally uses the literary and performing arts as vehicles to reach youth academically while building engagement skills. She wrote the play “Shades of Black: a thought in progress” which debuted in February 2008 at Morgan State University. The play was sponsored by the MSU Academic Enrichment Program and was used as an opportunity to engage students at Morgan State University who were experiencing academic difficulty. Her workshop during the Re:Verse Literary Conference and Festival will engage teaching professionals in dialogue and activities that are successful in engaging relunctant readers while promoting critical thinking and tolerance. Visit http://www.soyaonline.com to learn more about So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA), LLC. Visit http://reversefestival.com/08.htm to get more details on the Re:Verse Conference and Festival.
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The Literary Freedom Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization, established in 2001, that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media. Towards this goal, The Literary Freedom Project publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans; and hosts the Re:Verse Literary Conference & Festival, an annual literature-education conference
I am excited about this opportunity! My workshop will be interactive and include a reading list to consider when incorporating the workshop outcomes into your classroom unit or after-school program, etc. Register now for the workshop, as time flies quickly and seats may fill.