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Hitting the Road to Play and Learn

Following the election and the Women’s Marches, Maggie Banducci and Terry Uyeki decided to put into action what so many of us have been wondering about. Who are we as a nation? How can we better understand each other? What does the country look like from other cultural and regional perspectives?

They are packing up for a road trip to the Southwest, South, and Midwest with a little bit of the Northern Plains on the Oregon Trail homeward bound leg of the journey. They’ll be relishing the hospitality of friends and music festivals along the way, even strumming as the Wandering (Shameless) Ukeamigas. Beyond enjoying scenery, food, and cultural explorations, they intend to connect in a deeper way with residents to engage in listening sessions with people different from them to see what they can learn. Hence, their road trip is called “Redwoods 2 Gulf Stream Waters: In Search of OUR Land.”

Maggie is a retired business person, and Terry, recently retired from a career in evaluation and research, jumped right into organizing our local extremely successful Women’s March. Both have a history of activism and political engagement that has been reignited. They took some time to share about their trip which will start on April 1st, 2017 and will be documented on a travel blog, redwoods2gulf.com once they get going.

Terry’s enthusiastic English springer spaniel, Bosco, vying to be a ‘movie extra’, provided clicking dog paws on glass door sound effects.