By raising the name of Abebe Bikila on this day and be we will make December the 30th Abebe Bikila Day.
Abebe Bikila completed the most grueling Olympic competition against the greatest athletes in the world and broke the world record - barefoot.
We right now is just a few 49thers but it's our hope that we light the world afire with the humble brilliancy of Abebe Bikila.
If you're interested in how to integrate Abebe into your curriculum or raise awareness at a grassroots level feel free to reach out with any questions. Also if you or someone you know has a student in need of a BIPOC mentor or tutor or if your organization / institution needs access to a vetted network of young Black educators, coaches, and consultants email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the dialogue box below.
Welcome. We at 49th Hour Workshop believe in creative educators doing their best to inspire our young superstars while also honoring the ancestors that came before us. We know firsthand how hard it is to bear the persistent burden of systemic injustices while trying to inspire. We as a Black-owned publishing, education, and consultation art house have worked side-by-side with Connective Inc., non - profit ( go to www.connectiveinc.org right now ) since inception and committed ourselves to the marathon. Truthfully we have had no choice and wouldn't want it any other way. Given what sacrifices folks have made for us to go away to school and educate ourselves we're honored to be of service to any and all in need. As Connective co - founder Ian Thomas - Minor says, "Synergy is Art." Truth to light.
Wings of Red our in house novel is available digitally in Choose Pay editions from $1 to the Class Pass ($150). The paperback has unfortunately been delayed again. There have been quite a few changes to adjust to in this pandemic and it will be another month at least before our paperback is available. For all you "I only like physical books" folks I bet you read a book a week in social media posts. Get over yourself. I'm the same but whatever. Support independent. Black literature may seem like a surprising point of entry for a non - profit but it's perfect for us. Our co-founder is a Black novelist with a background in education. It's our pleasure to offer Wings. Diversify your school literature. Be authentic. Tell your teacher friends.
Nobody likes zoom. It's not ideal but it's what we have to do. We spent 14 weeks learning and refining best (and worst) practices in remote learning, living, and reimagining. New York City, Martha's Vineyard, California, Atlanta, and many other folks checked in to Connective Inc. Workshops to create space and share in the shaping of what the future might look like. As many appointed leaders struggle to exhibit vision and execute their roles, we at 49th Hour Workshop X Connective Inc. have chartered a positive and sensible course. We are the future we want to see. Interested in seeing what authentic diversity in education looks like? Join us for Workshop on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.