Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 25, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Alex Ekwueme Has Died

Alex Ekwueme Has Died Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of Nigeria, has died at the age of 85, in a London hospital. Nigeria’s former Vice President Alex Ekwueme is dead We had heard from a mutual friend that the friend … Continue reading

November 13, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Book Title Needed Urgently

Frank Sesno on Asking Questions Well On Thursday evening last week I was at the Westport Library for “The Community Table: Frank Sesno and the Power of Questions.” The library’s listing of the event said, “Questions help us break down barriers, … Continue reading

November 5, 2017
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African History Revisited

African History Revisited in Paris Exhibit Africa in Words, a blog I follow, had a story about an exhibit in France that shows the depth of African history. It’s called “African Roads,” or “L’Afrique des routes.” The African history exhibit, … Continue reading

October 24, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Alumnae Seminar – Thirty-Eight Years Strong

Thirty-Eight Years of Alumnae Seminars Several times over the last twenty-four years, since living in Westport, I’ve attended the annual Alumnae Seminar put on by the Seven Sisters Alumnae in Fairfield County. It is always from 9:30 to 12:30, includes … Continue reading

October 16, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations – a Final Report Several months ago I mentioned a program in which I participated at The Unitarian Church in Westport called “Beloved Conversations.” Beloved Conversations is a program created at Meadville Lombard, the Unitarian Seminary in Chicago. The … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigeria’s Independence, Chicago & Mountain Day

Mount Holyoke College Mountain Day Mount Holyoke College has a long-standing (I think since 1838!) tradition called Mountain Day. One day in the fall the President surprises the campus with bells ringing to announce Mountain Day, a day without classes. … Continue reading

September 30, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Tribe or Ethnic Group? More!

Tribe or Ethnic Group? The most comments ever on a blog topic came as a result of “Tribe or Ethnic Group.” If you haven’t commented yet but want to, you still can! Either make your comment at the bottom of … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Ethnic Group or Tribe?

New Canaan Library Author Talk The audience of about 35 people at my New Canaan Library Author Talk on Monday evening was enthusiastic and full of interesting questions. As people were leaving one audience member said, “Why do you use … Continue reading

September 18, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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We Belong to a Community

Rev. Barber: What We Must Do Have you seen, heard, or heard of Rev. William Barber? He has been speaking out about structural racism. He has tough words for all of us interested in confronting race issues in our country. … Continue reading

August 9, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Peace Corps Connect and Island Nations

Peace Corps Connections   Clem and I were in Denver Colorado for “Peace Corps Connect,” the annual 2-day gathering of returned Peace Corps volunteers and friends. The day before, Friday, Friends of Nigeria held its own meeting. Friends of Nigeria … Continue reading