Azyiah, Amia and Maliah Simmons, every of whom attended Lompoc Excessive Faculty within the 2019-20 college 12 months, earned the nomination for his or her music video, which they created for a performing arts competitors sponsored by EduHam, an academic spin-off of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. The women have been featured on “Good Morning America” this summer time for his or her efforts.
But it surely was when Dunaetz listened to a podcast by Brené Brown — a researcher and creator recognized for her lectures on vulnerability, braveness, disgrace and empathy — interviewing creator Ibram Kendi about the identical points at the moment at play, she was prompted to department out.
She made a name to her sister on the College of Tennessee.
“One place to start out is that this ebook,“ Dunaetz remembered her sister saying.
It turned out that Kendi’s ebook, “Easy methods to be an Antiracist,” had been advisable to your complete college at her sister’s college, stated Dunaetz, which then sparked the thought to start a neighborhood ebook group.
By September, Costa and Dunaetz have been in a position to collect six mates who all agreed to learn the ebook and start the dialog, guided by a supplemental examine workbook.
“This ebook membership is one other technique that enables me to proceed this vital work and, hopefully, assist make a small optimistic change within the cloth of our neighborhood,“ Costa stated.
To appoint somebody for the Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize, name 805-733-3333, or mail to 1536 W. Cherry Ave., Lompoc, CA, 93436.
The annual Peace Prize ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2021, on the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Highway, Vandenberg Village.
The primary 2020 nominee is the singing Simmons Sisters.
— to lompocrecord.com