Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

January 16, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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

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 1, 2017
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Playing the Igbo Flute

Things Come Together  The blog Brittle Paper had a fascinating article describing an ad for Wikipedia. The ad opens with Igbo flute music. I didn’t know Wikipedia did visual ads like this. The scene is an outdoor classroom, with the British-dressed … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
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Holidays in Nigeria

Plentiful Fuel for the Holidays in Nigeria I look forward to the holidays in Nigeria this year. We’ve booked our tickets, told our children, and arranged the security people to accompany us in the village. Yes, for the past few … Continue reading

October 16, 2017
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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

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

September 10, 2017
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The Arc of the Moral Universe

The Arc of the Moral Universe You probably know the phrase, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I thought it came from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. And it does, but started elsewhere! … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
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Time for New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival Pulse.ng published an entertaining article yesterday about the new yam festival. This is the time of year for the festival. The first new yams have been harvested, and it is time to celebrate. The event begins … Continue reading