Dear Friends:

Please join us* for a story swap open house tomorrow afternoon 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. May 27 in Shideler 112. (Shideler is at the corner of Patterson and Spring Streets and is featured as building 125 on the map:…)

We will tell tales of the following:

–Six Word Memoirs
–Brief Digital Stories of our fieldtrips and excursions to Rumpke Landfill and a canoe trip along the Great Miami River (guided by GMR Riversports) –and informal informational anecdotes about environmental justice leaders, heroes, organizations including: Architecture for Humanity, Dollie Burwell, Majora Carter, Teddy Cruz, Ricardo Dominguez, Paul Farmer, Julia Butterfly Hill, Tyree Guyton, Van Jones, Wangari Maathai, Bill Mollison, Don Normark, Julie Sze, Karen Silkwood, and Whirlwind Wheelchairs.

(The stories are family-friendly so children of all ages are welcome.)

Additionally, we will have a puppet petting zoo open for visitation as well…come see the make-shift beehive and paper-mâché bees that we used in the Oxford Farmers’ Market Uptown procession on May 22. check out snapshots of the day here:!/oxfordfarmersmarket?ref=ts

Come for a spot of lemonade and stay for conversation.

*us=the 15 Miami students enrolled in the super brief sprint course, GEO459, a summer workshop for the Shaping Sustainable Communities cohort. information about their program is featured here at:

Hope to see you there and then….

With best wishes,
kelly quinn,
Ringleader for Merry-Making, Reflecting and Acting Doyenne of Engaging Other Learners Nudger of Critical Thinking
Advocate for Understanding Contexts
and General Joker

>>>mostly on academic leave during 2009-2010<<<
assistant professor of american studies
miami university
119 macmillan hall
oxford, ohio 45056