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
Dominion Lawsuit, South Africa and 710 StubBy Richard Myers
Notes by Sharon Jarrett:
The meeting began with a discussion on the truth and reconciliation process in South Africa and how the process unfolded.
The group then discussed the Dominion Voting Systems case against Fox News.
This led to a discussion embedded in the 1619 Project of a country based on ideas of the Enlightenment versus the historical events of the nation's founding.
The participants next discussed a local issue the return and use of the 710 Stub and the composition of the committee that would hear public comment and make recommendations to the City Council.
The upcoming anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre was acknowledged.
Finally, a recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presentation by members of Pasadena Village was reviewed.
Future Topics for Discussion
In our April 7th meeting, on the first Friday at 10 AM, we will feature another presentation by Brian Biery, adjunct professor at Pacific Oaks College. This time Brian’s subject is the impact that images have on the quest for social justice. As always, we expect this to be an engaging and informative presentation, which will be recorded and available through our website, on our Youtube channel.
Our next meeting on the 3rd Friday of this month, March 17th at Noon, we look forward to another interesting discussion about what is happening around us. Several things come to mind that might be topics for this discussion:
- Teaching of history is under serious assault in many locations. Educators around the country are concerned about legislation that prohibits the presentation of information about the racial history of this country
- Reparations are being discussed in various places and situations around the country. The most immediate here is the beginning of the discussion of what to do with the 40 acres taken for the 710 Stub Project about which we received a presentation last month. It is always interesting to hear what’s happening in other reparations discussions around the country, for instance, a Council in San Francisco recently suggested a payment of 5 million dollars to individuals as an appropriate reparation
- Voting rights and abortion rights are under serious assault in many locations around the country. Both of these activities have serious racial impact because of the disproportionate ways that they effect different communities within our society. These are serious and organized assaults and we need more exposure and discussion about what the results of these efforts can do to the world that we all share.
These are just a few of the topics that could be appropriate for a spirited discussion in our meeting. There is no telling what other topics may surface in the new cycle prior to our meeting. Come prepared to participate and share your views about what is happening and what can be done about any of it.
For more information
These discussion groups are provided and sponsored by the Pasadena Village, but we invite interested parties to participate with us. More information is available through our office at (626)765-6037.