Daily Archives: March 9, 2013

The long walk to Little Rock Central High

An update from Hiba, a junior majoring in biochemistry and human rights with a minor in Arabic: “The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence – to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences.” – Melba Beals In 1957, nine warriors chose to cross a wide threshold (in reality, only a few yards), separating what society deemed appropriate and what they knew to be true. They stepped onto Little Rock Central High School's campus, and history was made. Nine warriors –probably a better description would be nine teenagers, who were at most five years younger than me – represented the first steps toward actualized equality by walking into the high school. [...]

2013-03-13T14:58:45+00:00 March 9th, 2013|SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2013|

3:30 a.m. in Yangshuo

It’s 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 9, and I’m wide awake in my hotel room in Yangshuo. It is somewhat of a miracle that I actually made it here, as my earlier jaunt from the Guilin Airport had me wandering lost and pulling my large suitcase around the city streets for some time. I’m sure that my early stirring has much to do with my body still being set to a Dallas clock and, like many travel situations dictate, I anticipate adapting just in time for my departure back to the States. I’m convinced, however, that the rooster, which crowed outside my window about 3:28 this morning, might have contributed to my being awake. I might not have expected [...]

2013-03-11T15:25:51+00:00 March 9th, 2013|Brian in China|