Finding Your Voice/Using Your Voice

The class will read Tamim Ansary’s email together.

http://edition.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/09/26/ansary.email/index.html

Understand the context in which this was written. The timing was fortuitous — enough people had email for this to have an impact; but people weren’t yet being bombarded with spam emails, so they actually opened this, read it and forwarded it. I received this email from four different people, in four different cities, who connected with me from different parts of my life.

Then understand the impact Ansary’s message had. This reached millions of people around the world. The Sunday morning political talk shows (that usually only have senators and cabinet secretaries as guests) invited Tamim Ansary as a guest on their shows.

Nobody other Afghan American was being heard publicly at this time.

IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO A MILLION PEOPLE, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SAY?

Do a quickwrite 50-100 words answering this question.