|I'm someone "Interesting" to meet!|
My immediate new cruceña family consisted of Claudia, aka Petty, Geovana, Rene and Alberto. They were my main contacts at the CBA. The CBA is an amazing center that teaches English. (Hmmm, why aren’t there focused and funded centers for people of all ages to learn other languages here in the States, namely DC??) As part of my agenda, I would give presentations in English on Hip Hop history and culture and talk to the students about what I do. It’s part of the “Meet Someone Interesting” series they have so that students get a chance to listen to native English speakers and practice. I think the idea was a little intimidating to the students at first, but we had a great time. And I assured them that although I speak Spanish, I too have my “obviously-not-a-native-speaker” moments and it’s okay.
|La Semana de Hip Hop|