GTL Newsletter #41

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“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” – Malcolm X

GTL General Updates

This Week –
  • Add our new GTL Discord account — GlobalTalentLink#2183 
  • Linker Maya has developed a new orientation structure so that new Linkers have as much information and support as they need!
  • The Core team worked together to continue creating GTL’s mission statement. Stay tuned to hear more.
  • Linkers Lava, Rebecca, Joanna, and Chantal will be hosting our first ever Growth Map co-design session with one of our current Learners. We are all so excited!
  • The Service team continued working on the GTHealth book club and ways of reaching out to interested partners, people, and organizations!
  • If you would like to join a special topic meeting to clean/archive important GTL documents and materials, please reach out to any Linker coordinator.
  • Linker Chantal completed 6 sessions with her Learner and will be preparing another 6-session Learner Sprint to continue the progress the pair has accomplished so far! Hooray!
  • Mental Health Awareness! Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and have created a mental health-related newsletter! 
  • The GTL Newsletter is looking for submissions!!
    • Send in blog posts, activities you’re involved in, poetry, art, interesting articles, cool opportunities; etc. Reply to this email with your ideas.  
  • LEARNERS—We’d love to hear from you about your experience with any GTL services you’ve been a part of! Respond to this email with anything you’d like to share ?
  • Monthly GTL Community Events — keep a lookout for monthly programming and events for Learners, Linkers, and the greater GTL community!!
    • Have suggestions or ideas about events you’d like to see? Let us know by responding to this email. 

GTL Services Highlight

Learner Sprint

Achieve your personal and academic goals through GTL’s Learner Sprint!Remote and affordable, the Learner Sprint program is designed to foster long-lasting results in a condensed time frame by narrowing down your areas of improvement.

With your learning companion you will be another step closer to success!

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 

Black History Month

February is Black History Month! To honor Black lives past and present, we will highlight people, organizations, and events throughout history that speak to the rich and diverse culture and contributions Black people have made for their communities and the world over. 

Malcolm X on racism, capitalism and Islam 

By Aljazeera  

On the 57th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination, we look at some of the activist’s most memorable quotes. Malcolm X was a prominent human rights activist who rose to fame as the Nation of Islam’s chief spokesperson. 

He was recognised for laying the foundation of the Black Power movement in the United States and being an advocate for Black empowerment.

The leader was assassinated while giving a lecture at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in 1965; and he was pronounced dead at 3:30pm (20:30GMT) on February 21. He would be 96 years old, had he lived.

Below are some of Malcolm X’s most famous quotes:

On optics in the media 

In his autobiography, written with Roots author Alex Haley and published after his death in 1965, Malcolm X said:

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

On media he said:

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”

On learning and education:

During a speech at the founding rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity on June 28, 1964, the leader said:

“Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and our people rediscover their identity and thereby increase their self-respect. 

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today” 

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