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Posted On Thursday, June 17, 2021

ARTS-they_said_this_would_be_ fun squareAfter the collective push to amplify Black Voices around the globe following the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, many of us wanted to know how we could do more. We watched some businesses sit in silence, organizations shift in awkwardness, and we watched governments wait for the right moment to address the ongoing systemic racism affecting Black identifying people in North America. I am thankful for the work of organizations that have been working to demand change, that mandate...
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Posted On Thursday, May 20, 2021

Image-Defiant Defiant  chronicles the remarkable life of Janine Shepherd, an elite ski racer whose bid to represent Australia in the Olympics was cut short by a tragic accident.  After six months in hospital battling to rehabilitate her permanent disabilities, she not only taught herself to walk again-she earned new wings as both a pilot and an aerobatics instructor.  Janine survived a painful divorce, the loss of her home and financial ruin. She again-reinvented herself as...
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Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2021

Literary Diversity Thinkpiece_ webRepresentation matters. Telling our own story matters. And having your voice heard when it has not always been included in the wider acceptance of what counts as literature is powerful.
Reading brings us closer together. It helps to forge bonds of empathy and understanding for one another, even when we do not share the same experiences as another group of people. Throughout history, the general acceptance of “good literature” has been solely within the bounds of...

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