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Hillel students learn about
spoken word poetry from
illel Day School students in
grades 7-8 enjoyed sessions
Oct. 17-18 with teachers and
poets Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye of Project
V.O.I.C.E., a national movement that uses
spoken word poetry as an instrument
through which young people can explore
and better understand their culture,
their society and, ultimately, themselves.
Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into
Creative Expression) brings together
performance, writing and a supportive
Eighth-grader Adam Weinbaum
expresses himself on paper.
environment to inspire youth to recognize
that their views are significant, valid and
In this exclusive stop in Michigan, Kay
and Kaye performed for the school, the
faculty and at a donor event. They also
conducted poetry and expression work-
shops with the students.
Poet and teacher Phil Kaye looks on as
Poet and teacher Sarah Kay is animated
eighth-graders pen their own poems.
while performing her poem.
HMC honors Montford Point Marines for WWII heroism.
ore than 200 people gathered at
the Holocaust Memorial Center
in Farmington Hills to honor
members of the Montford Point Marines,
the first African-American group to enter
the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1949.
The Oct. 21 event included a film and
Some of the Marines discussed their
experience in breaking the color barrier as
well as their courageous acts of heroism
in all theaters of operation during World
The Montford Point Marines number
20,000 African-Americans who trained at
Montford Point Camp in North Carolina
and earned the "Right to Fight" in
WWII. They went on to perform many
acts of heroism during this period, prov-
ing that it is neither race, nor creed, nor
national origin that constitutes a Marine.
On June 27, Congress awarded the
Montford Point Marines the Congressional
Gold Medal, the highest civilian award the
U.S government bestows.
The Montford Point Marines gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Center
ire AssocittUOI ifn
Montford Point Marines sign a poster that will serve as a going-away
present to retiring U.S. Air Force Reserves Col. Rodney Williams.
David George of the local Jewish War
Robert Zuckerberg welcomes the crowd and
Veterans provides a commendation to the
offers opening remarks.
Montford Point Marines.
November 1 • 2012