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07
Mar
2018

Women's Work in Progress

By gwen,

Let the Lioness Roar If March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. The first day of this month, the nation’s capital was shut down by hurricane-force winds, downed power lines plunged residents into the dark and hundred-year old trees were uprooted from the ground. The March lioness roars…

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08
May
2018

Five May Adventures

By llenda,

Adventures can range from a hike in the park to a museum ramble to travel to an international destination. Team McKinney scouted both near and far to find Five Fun Things happening in May designed to feed your spirit and spark your creative fires. Check them out.   Near  …

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08
May
2018

Lazy Weekend Reads

By levi,

As we finally break free of the never-ending winter, people everyone are ready to advantage of beachside retreats, afternoons on park benches and sleepy evenings on porch. In light of the longer days and swelling leisure time, we’ve grabbed a few titles to throw in your bag that will both…

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08
May
2018

Five Cookout Essentials

By llenda,

Cookouts take time—the whole point is to enjoy a relaxing afternoon that glides effortlessly into evening. Whether you’re grilling meat, fish or veggies—this is a process that must not be rushed. If you want fast food—head to Mickey D’s. These five cookout essentials can take the sting out of waiting.…

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10
Apr
2018

Environmental Justice ~ Walking With Warriors

By gwen,

Earth Day will be celebrated April 22 with a focus on the dangers of plastics to our planet. CommPassions marks Earth Day by celebrating the often unsung environmental justice warriors who are making a difference in communities across the country and the globe. Environmental Justice (EJ) is a burgeoning movement…

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10
Apr
2018

Green Notes ~ Books on Mother Earth

By llenda,

To help observe the 48th annual International Earth Day, Team McKinney has surfaced five fantastic green reads  -- from the Flint water crisis to immigrant challenges to youth climate activism – that bring the reality of environmental justice and intersectional struggle sharply into focus. Toxic Communities Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution,…

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07
Mar
2018

Sandra Mattavous-Frye: Power Gladiator

By llenda,

Sandra Mattavous-Frye doesn’t look like a legal gladiator. In a town that celebrates naked power, she’s demure – a self-confessed introvert. She chooses her words with quiet precision, positioning each like the pearls draped around her neck. The diminutive stature and soft demeanor is just a foil. When Mattavous-Frye walks…

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07
Mar
2018

Leslie Cagan: Give Peace a Chance

By levi,

From Vietnam to Afghanistan. From El Salvador to Angola. From Reagan’s STARWARS to Obama’s drones. From solidarity with the Cuban revolution, to marches to mobilizations wherever there is a fight. Global peace warrior Leslie Cagan, has devoted more than 60 years of activism to pushing back and inspiring multi-generational legions…

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