Re: ME:meeting olga

From: Ed Lopez
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Date: 17 Nov 1996
Time: 17:56:03


Valerie, I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful posting. You were very open and honest and that is to be commended. I would like to sayt hat it is sometimes difficult working with a population of kids / staff people at BU, have their own language, culture, and agendas. I jsut want to encourage you to think that you are doing some real important work and that by you working with these kids, they are also learning about you and your culture. In this, you are also helping them learn that when they eventually come into the main stream, that they too will have to deal with issues similar to the ones you have. They will also have to deal with language, culture, and agendas of mainstream society, both in academia and in the work force. I also want to encourage you to think how you are a pioneer and that by your struggle, you and the kids will move from one point to another that will all be based on learning and postivie productivity. Lastly, I 'm very glad you met Olga. She is a wonderful person and very humble. We have allot to learn from her. Thank you again for you opennes, Ed.