VOL. 17 NO. 16 -- AUGUST 8, 2022

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Reflections/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

Celebrating Africa Fest

The intersectionality of our lives is what makes them so interesting. Our modern society allows us to place ourselves in impenetrable silos that we feel will protect us from the hurt that the world offers and inflicts, not realizing that these silos also serve as our prisons in which we stop living and only exist. We still experience the hurt, but we stop experiencing life. And we become easily manipulated followers of the next leader who puts an image out there to admire that is built on our fears and lost hopes and dreams and leaves us being easily manipulated pawns for the gratification of the “leader’s” own ambitions and desires.


And so it is important for us to continue to live and enjoy the intersectionality of our lives even if it causes us pain and perhaps some suffering from time to time. The intersectionality of our lives are doors of opportunity to expand our horizons and gain a better understanding of ourselves.

So what does this have to do with Africa Fest? Well perhaps the string of experience and intersectionality began back in the late 1980s when as vice-president of the Madison Urban League, I had a hand in hiring Margaret Wamugi who then informed her friend the late Dzigbodi Akyea to apply for a position at the League. --  READ MOREhttps://www.capitalcityhues.com/08082022reflections/