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N. 9 • 2011

Budd Hall, University of Victoria, Canadá • Editor invitado • Guest Editor • Editor Convidado • Editor invitado Emilio Lucio Villegas Ramos, Universidad de Sevilla • Editor
Arte • Art • Santiago Sancho Gómez
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Rizoma freireano 9. Asociaciones de Investigación Comunidad- Universidad • Budd L. Hall, Emilio Lucio-Villegas
Rhizome freirean 9. Community-University Research Partnerships • Budd L. Hall, Emilio Lucio-Villegas
Rizoma freireà 9. Associacions de Recerca Comunitat-Universitat • Budd L. Hall, Emilio Lucio-Villegas
Artículos • Articles
Towards A Knowledge Democracy Movement: Contemporary Trends in Community-University Research Partnerships • Budd L. Hall
Community university partnership research in practice at the University of Brighton, England: Processes and Pitfalls • Juliet Millican and Angie Hart
Re-building Community-University Partnerships: Major Challenges in the Global South • Sonali Mukherjee, Rajesh Tandon
Reconstrucción de las colaboraciones entre comunidad y universidad: principales retos del sur global • Sonali Mukherjee, Rajesh Tandon
Reconstrucció de les col·laboracions entre comunitat i universitat: principals reptes del sud global • Sonali Mukherjee, Rajesh Tandon
Community-university research partnership structures: Approaches to understanding their impact • Nirmala Lall
Estructuras de investigación colaborativa comunidad-universidad: aproximación a su posible impacto • Nirmala Lall
Estructures de recerca col·laborativa comunitat-universitat: aproximació al seu possible impacte • Nirmala Lall
Poemas • Poems
Surf On Pauli–o, Surf on little Paulo • Budd L. Hall
Community is our only insurance • La comunitat, la nostra única garantia • La comunidad, nuestra única garantía • Peter Levesque
Sparks not Flowers • Nanci Lee
Swarm of Starlings • Nanci Lee
Documental • Documentary
Desarrollando una investigación comunitaria
Developing a Community Research Agenda
Desenvolupant una recerca comunitària
Documento • Document
Enhancing North-South Cooperation in Community-University Engagement •International Community and University Networks
Mejorar la cooperación Norte­Sur a través del compromiso entre la universidad y la comunidad • La Comunidad Internacional y las Redes Universitarias
Reforçar a Cooperação Norte-Sul no Engajamento Universidade-Comunidade • A Comunidade Internacional e as Redes de Universidade
Millorar la cooperació Nord-Sud a través del compromís entre la universitat i la comunitat • La Comunitat Internacional i les Xarxes Universitàries
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Rizoma freireano • Rhizome freirean - n. 9 • 2011 • Instituto Paulo Freire de España

Sparks not Flowers

Nanci Lee • Halifax, Nova Scotia

“In a time of
universal deceit – truth is a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

I write

not for the notion of word
not for carefully woven images
or clever insights of a world at odds with itself.

I write for the stories in our pores

songs that burn.

I write for voice -
delicious, unfettered voice
that plays and prods,
stutters with quiet power.

I speak because I can.

Because there are unheard voices
dripping in the dank
violence of prisons

young shaking voices
trapped in throats
trapped in touch

There’s too much silence.

I speak with voices ripped from dreams
and for the stunning persistence of dreams.

Because to speak is to act
Because voice
feeds voice feeds voice

every girl
every worker
every whistle

arm in arm
with the unwavering chants
of the women who bind the
Delta, the Narmada Valleys

We are sparks not flowers
Sparks not flowers
and we will
not move.

rightly freed
ricochet, find us
words burrow
and embed themselves
find our corner of human
and open us
like seeds of
a pomegranate

brazen bursts of crimson.