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June 2023

May 2023

One Villager's Story

Pasadena Area Literary Arts Center

Pasadena Village Responds to Rainbow Flag Burning at Pasadena Buddhist Temple

Plan Ahead - And Be Prepared

Tuesday, May 23 Pasadena Celebrated Older Americans

Rumor of Humor #15

Reparations, Social Justice Activity

Rumor of Humor #14

Rumor of Humor #13

Issue #12

Science Monday - Review of Meeting on April 10, 2023

Conversations Re African American Artists Before 1920

Beyond the Village – Suzi and Phil Hoge

Congratulations Wayne April! Honored at UNH

Table Topics

Volunteer Appreciation at the Village

“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”

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January 2023

Living in Pasadena

By Richard Myers
Posted: 02/19/2021

-   Contributed by Lora Harrington-Pride   -

I have lived in Pasadena since 1964, the Northwest sector, until 1968. After a fire, my family and I lived in a Caltech house where I could throw a stone and hit Beckman Auditorium from my front yard.  We lived there until 1974.  The house was damaged by the earthquake at that time and was deemed unsafe, whereupon we moved back to the Northwest side.

The presentation by Brian Biery was enjoyable and much appreciated. 

My children and I have experienced the goodness as well as the racism of that time. Much of what Brian Biery related to us, my family was in the midst of. We’ve had front seat visuals of most of the changes to the Northwest side and to the schools. We were also fortunate to experience the progressiveness and inclusiveness put forth by Pacific Oaks Children’s School.

I have read a book recently that Villagers, who aren’t already aware, might want to learn about, recommended by Oprah’s Book Club, entitled “Caste”. It is written by Isabel Wilkerson where she tells the origin and existence worldwide, of racism and prejudice.

Again, thank you for the Zoom presentation in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King week/month.


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