Quotes May 29, 2017

Culture for the poor should not be a poor culture.
Stanford Thompson, Music Educator quoting his mentor Dr Jose Antonio Abreu and reflecting on his motivation to start Play On, Philly!—a music education and social development program.
You are here because of the golden opportunities made possible by mass extinction.
Lauren Sallan, Paleobioligist on how a mass extinction from climate and sea level fluctuations 359 million years ago paved the way for modern species.
Beauty is the most resilient thing. It can grow anywhere; it transcends time and space; it is a liberation from suffering.
Prumsodun Ok, Choreographer and Dancer on saving classic Cambodian dance after its near annihilation by the Khmer Rouge.
In Ferguson I found anger, but I also found love. Then the police showed up and it turned to fear, but then saw courage.
Damon Davis, Photographer and Film-maker on making art as “weapons in a spiritual war.”
When we are denied identity we become invisible.
Kayla Briët, Musician and Filmmaker who explores and remixes the creative output of her mixed ancestral cultures.
I look down to the ground asking the same questions other people ask looking up at the stars—are we alone?
Armando Azua-Bustos, Astrobiologist who studys Chile’s Atacama Desert as a model for Mars.
Too much of education reform is driven by a systemic approach, not an empathic approach.
Karim Abouelnaga, Founder of NYC-based peer-to-peer summer mentorship program, Practice Makes Perfect.
It’s a clamity.
Mei Lin Neo, Marine Biologist on saving the Giant Clam from extinction.