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Why'd I get picked to go to South Africa? I really don't understand. I don't even have the qualities of a facilitator. I'm not assertive.
I have to raise $300 for the trip. If I don't raise it by the weekend, I will go to the United Nations to raise it (there are a lot of people there).
I have to learn how to be assertive. Really. I have found that not being assertive affects me in many ways for some reason. I can't talk to strangers (I don't know how I ever make friends). I can walk up to strangers but no words come out of my mouth.
We watched three movies today: "Cry Freedom," "Gandhi," and "The Power of One." I loved them.
"Cry Freedom" is about Steve Biko, portrayed by Denzel Washington (good actor). It is based on his struggles as an activist fighting for equality in South Africa. He formed a community center: a hospital, a learning center, a crafting house, etc. I found it to be really sad the way he died. The officers beat him.
"Gandhi" may have led an interesting life but the movie is about 5 hours of "boring." He's like a Rosa Parks, but a few years before her. Gandhi was one of the great people.
The "Power of One," except the part where the black man who
became the main character's friend eats fertilizer (poop) and when he
is beaten up. I liked it when the inmates sang "Under the Stars."
That was a good part of the movie.
I don't understand why the white people and the black people could do such things. The white people terrorized the country and the black people mistreated the white people and also their black brothers. To me, it looked like both did as much harm to each other as the other did to them. Why do people have to hurt each other? This is something I will never understand.
So the three people I have to remember are Steve Biko, Ghandi and Patrice Lumumba.
Yesterday I was suppose to see a doctor to get my malaria pills, but when my mom called the hospital she was told that they did not have the pills and that it would take them a month to receive them. So, I hope the doctor we go to has them.
Church in a different light: Today I went to church. The topic was Racism. (I inspired the Pastor to talk about it. Cool!!!) Guess what? I have five more days left before I am on a plane headed to South Africa with Global Kids.
An Ameba in South Africa
I drew three pictures: an ameba, a factory, and South Africa. The picture of South Africa is beautiful and composed of different elements. In it, I am so overwhelmed that I don't feel anything (There are two days left). I can't even scream my excitement.
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