7/7/20

Save the DATES!



Thanks to donors, fundraisers and volunteers, TNKR is expanding. We have added mentoring to our programming and are seeking a full-time Academic Coordinator.


If you have been looking to join TNKR, or to get more deeply involved, you have many opportunities over the next few months. Also, don't forget to support our incredible Matching donation opportunity, which can help us grow even more to be even more responsive to the English education needs of North Korean refugees.

It is not unusual for organizations to send out a "Save the Date" invitation. But we are sending out multiple "Save the Dates" invitations! Stay tuned in the next few days for more details.

How can you get involved with TNKR this month? Let me count the ways!

* Join TNKR's Fan Club
* Discuss special projects within TNKR.
* Tutor North Korean refugees 1:1
* Be a speech coach for North Korean refugees
* Mentor a North Korean refugee getting prepared for employment and education opportunities
* Apply to become our full-time Academic Coordinator
* Help build TNKR by contributing to our super special Matching Donation opportunity.

So save the dates, get involved, make a difference


Regards,


International Director
Teach North Korean Refugees
http://l.ead.me/casey (follow me on Social Media)
Support TNKR's Super Fantastic Matching Donation Challenge

TNKR has many activities going on this month! Save the date, check our events page over the coming days for information about each activity and event.

Our incredible Matching Donation Challenge will be coming to an end, please donate to it ASAP so we can continue being an independent organization rapidly responding to the needs of North Korean refugees.



7/5/20

2020-07-05 TNKR's Perpetual Motion

Running in several directions

If you have followed TNKR, you know that despite limited staff, we are usually running in several directions at once. That is true even now, despite the virus destroying the world.

We have decided to combine two upcoming events: Instagram Live Interview and Book Giveaway
 
1) July 6th, 9:00 am Korea time, I will be interviewed on Instagram Live by super TNKR volunteer Aromi Yook.

2) Our book drawing scheduled for today will be pushed back a day. We will be choosing the winner of the Book Club drawing during my interview with Aromi at Instagram Live.

To be eligible for the book drawing:

1) Listen to at least 15 minutes of a
#HashtagImpact podcast about TNKR. Here's the link with no photos https://www.hashtagimpact.com/podcasts-educating-and-empowering-north-korean-refugees/ and the no-frills link:
https://www.hashtagimpact.com/?powerpress_pinw=54944-podcast

2) Answer at least the first five questions correctly based on those first 15 minutes. You can listen more and we hope you will, but that is the minimum to be eligible this week. We have time cues so you can skip around to listen just for the answers.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZO_Xv8fHaGRw9-RHznJktTBxQCzSAFXlhKZt5__tKOuyCnw/viewform

Note: If you took the quiz, you don't need to be present during the Instagram Live to win the book.

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Here's Aromi's invitation for the Instagram Live interview.

Hi everyone,

I don't often do this but I used to work for this North Korean Refugee Non-profit in Seoul (TNKR - Teach North Korean Refugees) and I am fundraising for them and wanted to spread the word.
Tomorrow, Sunday at 8PM-9PM Eastern Standard Time/Monday 9AM-10AM Korean Standard Time I am going Instagram Live (@teachnkrefugees/@aromi.yook) with the co-director Casey Lartigue Jr. @caseylartigue regarding the fundraiser and what this organization is. If you could help a girl out by being there, make comments, ask questions, or just simply be an extra # on the view count, or simply share/donate the original post I have linked here, etc I would be very grateful.
Thanks! Stay safe.


* * * 

And be sure to check out photos of Aromi’s TNKR Tour of NYC! If we didn’t have so many things going on, I would do a separate email just about that! But we are running in several directions at the same time, and Aromi even visited just about every major landmark in NYC...

http://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2020/07/tnkr-tour-of-nyc-courtesy-of-aromi-yook.html

* * *
 
Aromi Yook’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aromi.yook/
Casey Lartigue’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/caseylartigue/


Re: 200+ people couldn’t be wrong!



Regina Larko, host of #hashtagimpact, posted on Instagram that the episode of her show featuring TNKR’s co-founders had more than 200 downloads the first week! Can we make it 300?

You can listen here (link with photos and information)

https://www.hashtagimpact.com/podcasts-educating-and-empowering-north-korean-refugees/

Here’s the no frills link with no photos.
https://www.hashtagimpact.com/?powerpress_pinw=54944-podcast

As mentioned above, if you watch the podcast and answer at least five questions correctly, then you will be eligible to join the book drawing. The quiz is simple! We even give time cues in it so you can scroll around for the answers. Of course, we would prefer that you listen to it all, but something is better than nothing!


Call for tutors!



TNKR will be holding its next Track 1 Language Matching session on August 1st. Apply here! www.lovetnkr.org/tutor

July 18 and 19 orientation sessions, noon Korea time. Applicants can attend either session.

August 1 Language Matching session, noon.

We will hold the orientation sessions online, but depending on how things are going with the virus, we are planning on holding the Matching session in-person.



TNKR is hiring!



Thanks to donors, volunteers, and fundraisers, TNKR is at last hiring! Based on recommendations over the years from people who didn't know our budget situation, we would already have a staff that could invade small foreign countries. We have started to stabilize financially, meaning we can start hiring, but of course we must continue with fundraising and need to extend to grants. 

As announced last week, we are seeking a full-time Academic Coordinator to work at our office. We will forever love
Janice Kim, our first Academic Coordinator who volunteered for two years and hope she will remain connected with us. Unfortunately, because she has her own life and great full-time job we can’t compete with, we could never hire her away.

But thanks to Janice and others who have given time and money to TNKR, we are now ready to expand!

Of course, we are not making this decision lightly, our budget is still limited.


Here’s the job description for the position. TNKR co-founder Eunkoo Lee is leading up the search! I run in several directions at once, but Eunkoo only marches straight ahead. 
https://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2020/07/wanted-academic-coordinator.html


Blasts from the Past



I had many things pop up in my Facebook Memories this week, some of which are also available at my blog. If you can't check blogger or Facebook or other links, let me know, we can try to find an alternative.

* 2015 trip to Bali, at which Yeonmi Park, Shin Donghyuk and I were all featured speakers at the World Bali Conference.
https://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2015/07/world-bali-conference.htm

* 2016 July 2nd emergency orientation. This is particularly memorable because it was one week before we moved into our office. We had been officeless for a month, then held an orientation session at my former employer’s office, Freedom Factory. We weren’t sure if we could really afford it. Our budget in all of 2015 was $18,000—that is less than what we have raised with this Matching Donation. With the Matching Donation later, it will be about equal to our entire 2016, when we were struggling to have an office. https://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2016/07/02-TNKR-orientation-Standing-room.html

* 2017 July 2nd Matching session—we had started to settle in to our office at Gwangheungchang. I did a wrap-up summary of the Matching session, including many testimonials from students. https://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2019/10/2017-07-02-tnkr-matching-when-can-i.html

* The urgency of the Matching Donation had me reflecting on my career in educational freedom, here in South Korea with North Korean refugees as well as with low-income residents in Washington, D.C. https://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2020/07/education-emergency-hallelujah.html

* 2017, who pays for study sessions? In 2015, even before we were an official organization, we began trying to find ways to reduce costs for tutors and students. One way was by moving into our own office. Two, by securing grants that could defray costs. http://caseylartigue.blogspot.com/2017/07/02-who-pays.html We were able to move into our second office earlier this year, thanks to donors, volunteers and fundraisers over the years, and some donors who were impressed by how we have done so much with so little, and by volunteers willing to give their time and money.



Trying to remain calm



Our Super Incredible Matching Donation Challenge has had an incredible response! 192 donations for a total of $19,375. We are just $625 short of hitting $20,000 and just eight donors short of 200! We have a few more donations pending. If you haven’t donated already, please do so. And don’t worry about how much you donate!!! $5 and $10 donations are welcomed. We are focused on participation. We want to show the Matching Donor that we have many supporters. It is his role to match our people power!

We have multiple donation options for these US tax-deductible donations:

You can donate here via this Facebook fundraiser:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1162114567472943/2544164665895530/

* The 5-2 Foundation
https://give.lovetnkr.com/fundraisers/Lets-meet-Alabamas-challenge

* GoFundMe
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/lets-meet-alabamas-challenge

* US bank account https://lovetnkr.org/donate/

* PayPal https://www.paypal.me/loveTNKR

Check for other options here, and for tax deductions in Korea (Korean bank account, Korean CMS). http://www.lovetnkr.org/donate .

Special thanks to Yeonmi Park, Eunhee Park, Michael Downey, Stase Lynne Wells, Carlos Alves for joining me in setting up fundraisers last month supporting this campaign! 

Regards,

International Director
Teach North Korean Refugees
http://l.ead.me/casey (follow me on Social Media)
Support TNKR's Super Fantastic Matching Donation Challenge
LoveTNKR Website



Instagram Live Interview + Book Drawing

We have decided to combine two upcoming events: 1) July 6th, 9:00 am Korea time, I will be interviewed on Instagram Live by Aromi Yook.

2) Our book drawing scheduled for today will be pushed back a day. We will be choosing the winner of the Book Club drawing during my interview with Aromi at Instagram Live.

To be eligible for the book drawing:

1) Listen to at least 15 minutes of a #HashtagImpact podcast about TNKR.
https://www.hashtagimpact.com/podcasts-educating-and-empowering-north-korean-refugees/

2) Answer at least the first five questions correctly based on those first 15 minutes. You can listen more, but that is the minimum to be eligible this week. We have time cues so you can skip around to listen just for the answers.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZO_Xv8fHaGRw9-RHznJktTBxQCzSAFXlhKZt5__tKOuyCnw/viewform

Note: If you took the quiz, you don't need to be present during the Instagram Live to win the book.

***********************************************

Here's Aromi's invitation for the Instagram Live.

Hi everyone,
I don't often do this but I used to work for this North Korean Refugee Non-profit in Seoul (TNKR - Teach North Korean Refugees) and I am fundraising for them and wanted to spread the word.
Tomorrow, Sunday at 8PM-9PM Eastern Standard Time/Monday 9AM-10AM Korean Standard Time I am going Instagram Live (@teachnkrefugees/@aromi.yook) with the director Casey Lartigue Jr. regarding the fundraiser and what this organization is. If you could help a girl out by being there, make comments, ask questions, or just simply be an extra # on the view count, or simply share/donate the original post I have linked here, etc I would be very grateful.
Thanks! Stay safe.

Support TNKR's Matching Donation Challenge:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1162114567472943/


7/4/20

TNKR tour of NYC, courtesy of Aromi Yook!

AROMI YOOK wrote, photographed and translated!!!

In English, Espaรฑol, ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด
⁂⁂⁂Originally I had meant to do a birthday fundraiser campaign for (TNKR) Teach North Korean Refugees led by Casey Lartigue Jr. However, thankfully the University of Alabama is willing to match donations: https://give.lovetnkr.com/en/UA-EMBA-for-TNKR Friends, please donate before the fundraiser comes to an end soon; it would be highly appreciated!

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸOriginalmente tenรญa la intenciรณn de hacer una campaรฑa de recaudaciรณn de fondos para el cumpleaรฑos de (TNKR) Teach North Korean Refugees dirigidos por Casey Lartigue Jr. Afortunadamente, la Universidad de Alabama estรก dispuesta a igualar las donaciones: https://give.lovetnkr.com/en/UA-EMBA-for-TNKR Amigos, por favor done antes que la recaudaciรณn de fondos llegue a su fin pronto. ¡Serรญa muy apreciado!

์ €๋Š” ์›๋ž˜ ์ œ ์ƒ์ผ๋‚  TNKR ๋ชจ๊ธˆํ–‰์‚ฌ (๋””๋ ‰ํ„ฐ:Casey Lartigue Jr.)๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ๊ณ„ํšํ•˜๋˜ ์ค‘์— ๋œป๋ฐ–์—๋„ ์•Œ๋ผ๋ฐ”๋งˆ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ๋งค์นญํ˜•์‹์œผ๋กœ ๊ธฐ๋ถ€ํ•ด ์ฃผ์‹ ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋œป์„ ์ „ํ•ด์˜ค์…จ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋Œ€ํ•™์ธก์— ๊ฐ์‚ฌ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค: https://give.lovetnkr.com/en/UA-EMBA-for-TNKR ๋ชจ๊ธˆํ–‰์‚ฌ๋Š” ๊ณง ๋๋‚ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„์˜ ์ •์„ฑ์Šค๋Ÿฐ ๋ชจ๊ธˆ์— ๊นŠ์ด ๊ฐ์‚ฌ๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

⁂⁂⁂What is TNKR and why are they important for me to do a photo series campaign these last few weeks? Oftentimes when human rights organizations discuss North Korea, refugees are usually left out of the conversation. How do we support North Korean defectors who are severely disadvantaged socioeconomically and educationally?
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ¿Quรฉ es TNKR y por quรฉ son tan importantes para mรญ hacer una campaรฑa de series fotogrรกficas estas รบltimas semanas? A menudo, cuando las organizaciones de derechos humanos discuten sobre Corea del Norte, usualmente los refugiados quedan fuera de la conversaciรณn. ¿Cรณmo apoyamos a los desertores norcoreanos que estรกn gravemente desfavorecidos, socioeconรณmica y educativamente?
TNKR์ด ํ•˜๊ณ ์ž ํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ด๋ฉฐ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ง€๋‚œ ๋ช‡์ฃผ๊ฐ„ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ „์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์ด ์™œ ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ์ง€ ๋ง์”€๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ธ๊ถŒ์˜นํ˜ธ๋‹จ์ฒด๋“ค์ด ๋ถํ•œ๋ฌธ์ œ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ํ† ๋ก ์„ ํ• ๋•Œ๋ฉด ํƒˆ๋ถ์ž๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š” ์œผ๋ก€ ์ฃผ์š”์˜์ œ์—์„œ ๋น ์ ธ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๊ณค ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ณผ์—ฐ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์•ผ ๊ต์œก๋„ ์ž˜ ๋ฐ›์ง€ ๋ชปํ•œ์ฑ„ ์‚ฌํšŒ์ ์œผ๋กœ, ๊ฒฝ์ œ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์‹ฌ๊ฐํ•œ ๋ถˆ์ด์ต์„ ๋ฐ›๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ถํ•œํƒˆ๋ถ์ž๋“ค์„ ๋„์šธ ์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?

⁂⁂⁂In Seoul, South Korea, TNKR is dedicated to providing North Korean refugees with free supplementary English education opportunities. We match native English speaking tutors and coaches with refugees. In one 2015 session, one refugee matched with eleven tutors and remarked how he felt like he was the richest man in the world.
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸEn Seรบl, Corea del Sur, TNKR se dedica a dar los refugiados norcoreanos oportunidades de educaciรณn suplementaria en inglรฉs. Emparejamos tutores y entrenadores nativos de habla inglesa con refugiados. En una sesiรณn de 2015, un refugiado emparejรณ con once tutores y comentรณ que se sentรญo como si fuera el hombre mรกs rico del mundo.
์„œ์šธ์—์„œ TNKR์€ ๋ถํ•œํƒˆ๋ถ์ž๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ฌด๋ฃŒ๋กœ ์˜์–ด๋ณด์ถฉ์ˆ˜์—…์„ ์ œ๊ณตํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ์—…์— ๋งค์ง„ํ•ด ์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์›์–ด๋ฏผ ์˜์–ด๊ต์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ํƒˆ๋ถ์ž๋“ค์„ ๋•๋Š” ์ผ์ธ๋ฐ 2015๋…„์—๋Š” 11๋ช…์˜ ๊ต์‚ฌ๋“ค์ด ์„œ๋กœ ๋Œ์•„๊ฐ€๋ฉฐ ํƒˆ๋ถ๋ฏผ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ์˜์–ด๋ฅผ ์ง€๋„ํ•˜์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ ์ค‘ ํ•œ ๋ถ„์˜ ํƒˆ๋ถ๋ฏผ์€ ์ž์‹ ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์—์„œ ์ œ์ผ ๋ถ€์ž๊ฐ€ ๋œ ๊ธฐ๋ถ„์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋‹น์‹œ์˜ ๊ฐ๋™์„ ์ „ํ•ด์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

⁂⁂⁂These photos express the presence and support for TNKR in iconic New York City spots.
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸEstas fotos expresan la presencia y el apoyo a TNKR en lugares emblemรกticos de la ciudad de Nueva York.
๋ณด์‹œ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์ง„๋“ค์€ ๋‰ด์š•์‹œ๋‚ด์˜ ๋ช…์†Œ์—์„œ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ TNKRํ›„์›ํ–‰์‚ฌ ๋ชจ์Šต์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


Education Emergency? Hallelujah!

A TNKR student who visited our office a few days ago heaped so much praise on TNKR that even I blushed a little. She mentioned the urgency she had felt to learn English. She had studied with other organizations and institutes, but it wasn't until TNKR that she really learned English. We used to collect testimonials, but they got to be so numerous that we stopped. Who, besides Eben Appleton, would read them all?

* * *

Talking and working directly with North Korean refugee learners gives us a sense of urgency. There probably aren't many co-founders of organizations who interview every student joining them, but that's what we do at TNKR! I talked to some of our students who have studied in other programs, in many cases they weren't even sure who was the leader of the organization or institute. But in TNKR? They would have met us first for an individual interview, then an orientation led by TNKR co-founder Eunkoo Lee, then at the Matching session, then we do our best to stay in contact with them.

If more organization leaders spent more time with the people who have come to them, then they might also feel a sense of urgency!

* * *

I remember back in the day when I was on the Young Executive Board of the Washington Scholarship Fund, from 1999 to 2004. The organization provided scholarships for low-income children in Washington, D.C. I wasn't as close to those parents as I am to the students in TNKR, but even then, I felt a sense of urgency!

One of the moments I looked forward to was calling the families to inform them that a child had been awarded a scholarship. The responses were usually screams and shouts of "Hallelujah!" "Praise the Lord!" And various expletives used to express joy.

One father who I would see at outreach events answered the phone, he threatened to kick my ass if I was kidding with him about his child receiving a scholarship. His nickname for me was "Mr. TV Man" because I was occasionally on TV discussing education issues, but when he found out his daughter would be receiving a scholarship, he was all serious.

This was no free ride, by the way. The parents were expected to raise funds on their own or to find a school willing to cover the rest of the tuition that the scholarship didn't cover.

The parents (or guardians or grandparents or aunts or uncles) couldn't believe they had won even those partial scholarships from us. It wasn't all joy for us, sometimes we could not locate family members when they had been chosen. Those we did connect with would tell us they had never won anything and couldn't really believe they had a chance. They believed or hoped this would give their children the chance to go to a good (or, at least, safe) school.

Many of the experts in their think tanks or university offices would question if the kids were better off, treating this as another research battle. Dealing with the families on the ground level, I could see that those parents thought they were better off! And even if the kids wouldn't do better, such as going from potential valedictorian of a lousy school to becoming the worst student in a great school, the parents would tell us that they wanted their children in safer schools and to get a better education than what the schools in their neighborhoods were providing. And fewer ass-whippings from others not as motivated to learn.





7/1/20

TNKR is seeking a full-time paid Academic Coordinator

Help Wanted: The Teach North Korean Refugees Global Education Center (TNKR) is seeking a full-time Academic Coordinator.

Main responsibilities:

* Manage the organization's main three programs

Track 2, Speech Coaching

* Handle the recruitment process for volunteers applying to TNKR.

* Lead one orientation session and one Language Matching session per month.

* Monitor the program by working with volunteer tutors, coaches and mentors studying with North Korean refugees.

* Continuously update the program to fit the needs of North Korean refugee students as a priority and keeping it as flexible and rewarding as possible for volunteers.

*****

Requirements and Expectations:

* Minimum one year commitment.
* Able to be legally paid in South Korea with your current valid visa that you confirm through immigration (or that you are a South Korean citizen).
* Available to work during office hours at the TNKR office near Sangsu Station, and occasional weekends.
* Respect the privacy of North Korean refugees.
* Be a team player able to adapt to rapid changes based on the needs of the students.

* Detail-oriented.
* Help develop a more robust program.
* Keep operations transparent and keep the organization's directors updated.
* English-only immersion program. Bilingual speakers are certainly welcome to apply, but must understand and agree this is an English-only program.
* Understand this position is not to be used for research purposes, hanging out with refugees, or socializing with volunteers.

*****

Expected working hours: M-F 11 am to 6 pm with some occasional weekends.

Location: TNKR is located about a 2 minute walk from the Sangsu Subway Station (line 6, exit 4).

Contact: Email TNKR co-founder Eunkoo Lee at Eunkoo21@hanmail.net with salary expectations.

Experience: Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Support: We can't help with visas, airfare, relocation expenses.

Learn more about TNKR






6/23/20

#impact Podcast feature about TNKR!

#hashtagimpact writes: "TNKR was chosen to highlight Sustainable Development Goal #4, Quality Education. The goal is to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”  As you listen to this episode, you will hear Eunkoo and Casey talk about the hardships many North Korean refugees face when adjusting to life outside of North Korea. It is important that we have organizations like TNKR to advocate and empower them directly with these educational opportunities so that they can gain skills and confidence as students to live a normal life like everyone else."




6/22/20

2020-06-21 Do Black Lives Matter in Korea?

I am now known more for my work with North Korean refugees, but once upon a time, I was also a commentator and analyst about a variety of issues. Sunday felt like a trip down memory lane as I was one of the featured speakers at a discussion, "Do Black Lives Matter in Korea?"

Mel Watkins, Vimbiso Kombora and I talked about our own experiences here in South Korea.

The titles of our speeches:
"How black is he?" (Casey Lartigue)
"Sameness." (Vimbiso Kombora)
"What does it mean to matter?'" (Mel Watkins)

In leading up to the event, I didn't give the other speakers any guidance about their talks. I was sure they were familiar with the topic and would have plenty to say, without being guided!

After our speeches, we engaged in lively Q&A with the audience.
We didn't agree about everything, which is good. It would have been a boring discussion if we already all agreed and didn't present anything to cause other speakers (and attendees) to think. It was more discussion than debate.

It may have helped that we are all connected with TNKR. Mel was a TNKR volunteer with us in our early days, during 2014-15. Vimbiso was a volunteer during 2017, then during 2018 she was coordinator of our Track 2 public speaking program.

These days I rarely talk about race, and even when I was a commentator in the past I rarely addressed it directly. I was more into policy, advocacy and reform. Still, it was a nice time.

Many people wanted us to live-stream or post it on the Internet, but I don't trust The People of the Internet with a crazy Cancel Culture to listen to a forum without rancor, misunderstandings, conspiracy theories, or efforts to destroy TNKR. I know the people in the room were there to talk and listen.

So I enjoyed a fun and relaxing Sunday afternoon talking and listening.







6/20/20

2020-06-20 Meeting "Yes" people

From what I am hearing from others, the world is out of control. A global pandemic, US police officers wilding, citizens rioting and looting, and North Korea blowing up stuff again!

This week I barely checked the news. Meanwhile: