Question - bilingual opening
deborah at hartmann.net
Sun May 27 11:46:25 PDT 2007
Thanks, Peggy. Did you two walk the circle?
Peggy Holman wrote:
> When I did the OS in Colombia for the street kids, there were
> virtually no English speakers. Since I don't speak Spanish, we
> discussed my not opening the space at all. In the end, the sponsors
> felt that having this person who came so far - me - be visible was
> part of the creation of a welcoming space. So the approach we took
> was that I'd say a sentence in English, then my partner, Andres
> Agudelo, would say a paragraph in Spanish filling in all the details.
> It worked.
> from rainy Seattle,
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