"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saturday, June 12, 2004 This is me and Godfred, one of the players in the Theatre for a Change acting troupe. We saw the TFAC players yesterday (see the entry below if you haven't already). Godfred is amazing and lots of fun. He does this all volunteer (the actors get a small stipend for travel ... about $2 American) and is passionate about the work and connecting with the children. He was very, very disappointed that I didn't know any of the rap music he likes -- though he did try to teach me some. Like all of the TFAC troupe, he comes from the neighborhoods in which they work. What makes CENCOSAD's work so great is not only the work they do but that this isn't some outside agency coming in, this is people in the neighborhood (starting from James, who grew up here) coming together to try to help each other and owning their own situation. | Mike at 6/12/2004 10:54:00 AM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."