Communications Project with Cal State LA
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
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
Volunteer Appreciation at the Village
“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”
Pasadenans Recent Experience With Racism
Recent Events Reflecting Racism
Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Photography for Social Justice
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Catherine Deely
Creative Writing in Older Adults
Gifts of Love
Great Decisions update
Dominion Lawsuit, South Africa and 710 Stub
2023 DEI Progress
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Doug Colliflower
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
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - JIM HENDRICK
GRATITUDE - IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
JEFF GUTSTADT - FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
Bernard Garrett, Incredible Black Entrepreneur
What is the "Spirit Talk" Group About?
Same Ol’ New Year, Brand New Me
Review of 2022, Consideration of 2023
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - PATTI LA MARR
FROM THE CHAIR
WALK WITH EASE
An Incomplete Country?By Sharon Jarrett
Two of the participants were new members of Pasadena Village and some time was spent with introductions and biographical information sharing.
The recent local Los Angeles City election was discussed briefly with one participant noting that historic patterns of racial separation were noted in an initial analysis of election results.
The group next discussed an article by Clint Smith in the December edition of The Atlantic. The article titled "Monuments to the Unthinkable" addressed the author's recent trip to Germany to explore how Germany approached acknowledging the Holocaust. He related some of what he learned to his work in his book "How the Word is Passed" and how slavery is acknowledged and discussed in the United States.
A participant suggested reviewing the work of Thomas Hubl on Collective Trauma. The participant noted that the group working with this material meet both locally and in an annual Summit.
The Equal Justice Initiative was discussed.
The participants then discussed several community initiatives and informational resources.
A comment made by the Governor elect of Maryland, Wes Moore was discussed. Mr. Moore is a descendant of an enslaved man who escaped and returned to the United States. When asked why he said "This country would be incomplete without me". The thoughts of the participants included:
1. The need to acknowledge the contribution of people of color to the nation.
2. The need to explore the meaning of the fact that most people living in the United States are immigrants.
3. The need to explore the meaning of incompleteness when we fail to acknowledge each person and their contributions.
The next meeting will be December 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM PST. We anticipate that there will be many topics of interest relating to the Lame Duck congress and what they might be able to get done before turning over control of the House to a different party. By that time, we will also know the results of the runoff in Georgia and what the balance of the new Senate will be. All of these activities will definitely have racial implications which we will want to explore.
We are also open to suggestions if anyone has a specific topic that they would like to suggest for discussion. Please sent it to my email.