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January 21, Saturday at 11 AM – 1 PM Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, California 94063 Join progressive activist JOAN BAEZ, Congresswoman ANNA ESHOO, State Senator JERRY HILL, Supervisor CAROLE GROOM and many other local leaders for a non-partisan, multigenerational gathering to affirm community values about: *Environment *Education *Healthcare *Religious and Cultural Tolerance *LGBTQ+ *Immigrants’ Rights *Breaking the Glass Ceiling Other Speakers will include the Reverends Kristi Denham, Marlyn Bussey,… Read More

One of the many guises in which poetry presents itself:  Here American actress Alfrie Woodard delivers New Yorker Sojourner Truth‘s spontaneous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman.” Sojourner gave this speech at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in May of 1851. SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797-1883) African-American Abolitionist and Women’s Right Activist Thanks to Laurel D. for sharing the video.

“OUR MOST BASIC COMMON LINK is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963, fifty years ago today. Like 9/11 and other shared tragedies, John Kennedy’s assassination is branded indelibly on our minds and hearts. I… Read More

I’m going to jump from JFK to Khalil Gibran. Bear with me.This coming Friday, November 22, is the 50th anniversary U.S. President John F. Kennedy‘s (JFK) assassination. The memory of that day is still vivid in the minds of those many of us who lived through it. Understandably there’s been a considerable mention in the press over the past week or so and Kennedy’s most oft-repeated quote is “Ask not what you… Read More