Bread comes in different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. Even so, it’s all bread. Little children also come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, but they all belong to the same human race.
Bread is such a simple food, right? That is what many elementary school children think before experiencing the innovative workshop entitled, “Opening the Breadbasket.” The workshop was conducted 10 years before the book “Bread is a Simple Food” was written. Through this basic food children can learn a profound lesson about cultures.
This book was written to help children internalize the oneness of the human family.
We all have classmates whose families moved to the USA after their birth; some are first generation, and others are second or third generation Americans. We even have classmates whose ancestors have always lived here. What I would like this Show-and-Tell to focus on is the bread that your family would eat in their country of origin. Some of you may still eat the bread of your family’s homeland, since people rarely leave their cultures behind when they cross borders to make new homes. Some of you may have to ask your parents or grandparents to help you find or make the bread of their native land.”
“Think how wonderful it would be to see bread in different colors, sizes and shapes. What is even more exciting is to think that, like bread, all girls and boys come in different colors, sizes and shapes.
Cherry is one of the founding members of The Center for the Healing of Racism and has been its Co-Executive Director since its inception 1989. She has worked tirelessly to build the organization to the nationally respected and recognized institution that it is today. She has worked with numerous Educational institutions, Faith organizations and has traveled all over the United States conducting workshops for adults. Cherry has received numerous awards and honors for her steadfast work in dismantling racism.
Her life is one of service and she contributes a lot of time working in schools with the youngest of our youth to the oldest.