Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

February 6, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Denny Davidoff, an Influence on My Life

Denise Davidoff’s Memorial Service The Memorial Service for Denise Davidoff was perfectly suited to an amazing woman. Denny influenced thousands of people through her work at the Unitarian Universalist Association, Meadville Lombard Seminary, the Interfaith Alliance, the Workplace, and many … Continue reading

January 24, 2018
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Third EU Grant to Borno State

EU Grant to Borno State Boko Haram: EU offers N60 billion grant to Borno govt For the third time the EU is providing a grant to Borno State in northern Nigeria, the center of Boko Haram activity. “Tagged the ‘Borno … Continue reading

January 20, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Why Do Chibok Girls Remain With Captors?

Chibok Girls Stay with Boko Haram An article in Voice of America online reports on a newly released video from Boko Haram. The video shows 12 Chibok girls who appear, “to relish their new life and disavow their old.” A … Continue reading

January 16, 2018
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Westport was fabulous! The highlight for me was the keynote speaker, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. His title was “How to be an Anti-Racist.” We … Continue reading

January 12, 2018
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Connections Galore and Happy New Year!

Connections are Key My days in Nigeria were filled with family and other connections with and about relatives. Christmas dinner with Sam and his family was delicious and more than plentiful! We celebrated our wedding anniversary the next day with … Continue reading

December 15, 2017
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Racism Revealed in ADL Video

Racism Revealed in Video from ADL I had an email from the Antidefamation League, ADL, this week. TEAM Westport and ADL have overlapping interests in addressing racism and other forms of discrimination. The racism revealed in the video, not so … Continue reading

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