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I did some volunteering today in the adult-and-high-school learning program I've volunteered with before--first time I've been able to in many months, because the jail job kept me too busy. It was so good. I had three students I've had before, plus a new student I liked instantly. We read a bit from the chapter of When I Was Puerto Rican that I used for my first class in the jail, and it sparked some good conversations--including a tangential discussion on heritage versus citizenship and what you call yourself. That was a side conversation in Spanish, and I had to rein it in, both for the sake of the one non-Spanish speaker in the group and because the other three need to work on English, but I was pleased to be able to understand what was said, and it was great to hear people's opinions.

I really love this; I really need to keep it in my life now that the jail job is over.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/919590.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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sartorias
Oct. 11th, 2019 01:05 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
asakiyume
Oct. 11th, 2019 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yes! Very happy
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