Session 3: Bishop Lucinda’s story
In the third stage of the ongoing series "A Pilgrimage with Race," Bishop Lucinda Ashby talks about her life in Peru and New Mexico and her experiences as a "third culture kid."
- Kobe Bryant’s 2018 book “The Mamba Mentality”
- Barack Obama’s 1995 memoir, “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance”
- BOOKS OF THE TIMES; American 'Coca-Colonization' of Asia - Video Night in Kathmandu And Other Reports From the Not-So-Far East, by Pico Iyer
- Valeria Luiselli, at Home in Two Worlds: “After attending boarding school in India, I needed to go back to Mexico and become Mexican,” Luiselli recalled. She was 19 when she enrolled at the National Autonomous University of Mexico to major in philosophy and began writing there.” Read the NY Times article about her and her writings.
- “Cultural Nuances for Immigrant Adolescents and Adolescents of the Third Culture Experience: A book review of Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition: Acculturation, Identity, and Adaptation Across National Contexts.”
Watch the HBO series “We Are Who We Are” … or watch 2-3 videos about Third Culture Kids (TCKs)
Answer the question, “Where are you from?” How does your answer shape/influence your identity today?
Explore two locations and their cultures. Name at least three things about the culture that are foreign to you (ie; foods, education system, social norms).
Or, find the following:
- a popular food for kids
- a song children would know growing up
- popular cartoon/TV show
- rhythm of school life
Imagine what it would have been like to grow up there and compare it to what you experienced as a child.