Hearing the three guests talked was extremely interesting and I found it incredibly informative and moving. The part that resonated with me was something they all talked about, which was them not being able to use their own language. You could tell as they spoke, that they were all deeply hurt by it and as if they felt an enourmous disconnect between them and their culture. Language is incredibly important to feeling part of a culture, and if it is taken away from you, and if you are told not to use it, then it can create a bit of a disconnect. I cannot imagine what it would feel like if when grown up, I was unable to speak English because it was banned. This was incredible to hear and is something that I would not want to see happen to anyone.
I also felt as though the love that is within the community, and the respect that they have for one another is something that I definitely want to implement in my classroom. Every teacher wants all of their students to respect each other, and that is something that I will try to achieve. The care that they all showed too is something that I want to show my students because I believe the respect will follow that. Overall this was an incredibly moving talk and I feel lucky to have been able to participate and listen to it.