#SLW2020 Learnings Part 2: The ‘knee on the neck’ effect.

To be honest, like many of you, my Samoan language week ended with a heavy heart over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

That video. The injustice. No words could explain. Or Justify any of it.

But not to my surprise many still are. Trying to explain and justify it all. And is probably why social media and all the keyboard warriors seem to be mirroring the rioting and protesting happening in America, online at the moment.

I can see why so many of us have been affected by this one event.

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#SLW2020 Learnings Part 1: So what now?

Is it just me, or was Samoan language week on another level this year?

Busy with Teine Sāmoa and our Mila’s My Gagana Series promotions, I couldn’t help but share my new discoveries with educators, principals and interviewers.

It just seemed like everywhere online something was happening, someone was sharing, people were showing and some of us were launching things that were all in support of promoting Samoan language, culture and identity.

Continue reading “#SLW2020 Learnings Part 1: So what now?”

Is it just me, or was Samoan language week on another level this year?

Busy with Teine Sāmoa and our Mila’s My Gagana Series promotions, I couldn’t help but share my new discoveries with educators, principals and interviewers.

It just seemed like everywhere online something was happening, someone was sharing, people were showing and some of us were launching things that were all in support of promoting Samoan language, culture and identity.

Continue reading “#SLW2020 Learnings Part 1: So what now?”