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Communications Project with Cal State LA
One Villager's Story
Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center
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Congratulations Wayne April! Honored at UNH
Volunteer Appreciation at the Village
“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”
Pasadenans Recent Experience With Racism
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Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Photography for Social Justice
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Creative Writing in Older Adults
Gifts of Love
Great Decisions update
Dominion Lawsuit, South Africa and 710 Stub
2023 DEI Progress
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CONVERSATIONS WITH ART
OLDER ADULTS RESOURCE FAIR
The Important, Influential Books in our Lives - Revisited
History, Resolution of the 710 Freeway
Eminent Domain, 710 Highway
Bernard Garrett, 710 Freeway
Men's Times Gatherings
Pasadena's Senior Commission
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GRATITUDE - IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
JEFF GUTSTADT - FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
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What is the "Spirit Talk" Group About?
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Review of 2022, Consideration of 2023
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - PATTI LA MARR
FROM THE CHAIR
WALK WITH EASE
Black Leadership, Voter SuppressionBy Blog Master
Notes by Sharon Jaret
The group discussed a number of topics during the meeting beginning with reflections on the recent Martin Luther King Commemoration Day. Some noted that new, young leaders were not evident in the celebrations and events of the day. Others suggested that new leaders may not have emerged as yet.
It was also noted that the news media does not always notice young and emerging leaders.
It was noted that female, African American mayors and legislators are emerging. They are better known at the local level and do not receive attention at the national level. A comment was made that the Black Lives Matter organization is developing a pool of talented future leaders at the local level.
The group next reflected on the social platforms emerging in politics. It was noted that at the time of the Dream Speech, not everyone had the same concept of the dream. Patterns of discussion are emerging
and helpful in moving the conversation about race forward. The slowness of these discussions was also noted including the negativity from the pandemic and the tension created by diverging views of the American Dream.
A participant from Portland, Oregon who resides in the Multomah Village area shared an "Equity Statement" developed by the Neighborhood Association. The statement indicates the community seeks to promote an open, fair, welcoming and safe neighborhood. The focus line is Open. Fair. Welcoming.
The participants next discussed voter suppression at the local level with a participant from Houston discussing the challenges to mail in voting for over 65s, those with disabilities, pregnant or in jail in that state.
Sally Currie, a participant and poet, shared a recent poem, "Power of Belief".
The next meeting will be February 4th at 10:00 AM PST. There will be a guest speaker at the February 18th
meeting at 12:00 Noon PST, Melissa Daniel. Ms. Daniel will discuss the novel she is writing about her interracial family, Warwick Will
This is similar to what was described in a previous session about a book, Cousins .