Getting ready for NOLA

We’re getting ready to go to New Orleans for the Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute. This means getting ready to dive in body soul mind and spirit into some tough questions.

To prepare, we’ve been given a list of resources. Check it out – not sure I can get through all of this in such a short time – but going to make a valiant effort..

Anything else I should be checking out? And anyone want to volunteer to do an interview with me?

  • The Rich & The Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
    • By Tavis Smiley & Cornel West
  • The Warmth of Other Suns
    • By Isabel Wilkerson
  • Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
    • By Suze Orman
  • Suze Orman’s Action Plan
    • By Suze Orman
  • The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
    • By: Suze Orman
Every person who participates in the SLI is encouraged to conduct, prior to arrival in New Orleans, at least one interview with someone from your family or community about their economic journey.
  • What are their opinions regarding access to opportunities?
  • What are the family migration stories?  How did they arrive where they are now?  What facilitated or made the road difficult.
  • What practices have sustained your family and /or what has made the road rough?
  • What does it feel like to make and or nurture something tangible?
Each Participant is also encouraged to conduct personal research using the following questions as a guide, prior to your arrival in New Orleans.
  • How do the young people in your neighborhood make money?
  • What lessons or values did your family instill in you regarding money?
  • If your income doubled tomorrow, what would you do? Why?
  • If your income was cut in half tomorrow, what would you do and why?
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