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Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Easter 2019!

Excerpt: If you are observing the Easter holiday today, please accept best wishes from all of us at the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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April 10th will henceforth be celebrated as Dolores Huerta Day in Washington State

Excerpt: Washington State has a new holiday, recognizing a pioneering labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Banished Words for 2019

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's forty-fourth List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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This Sunday, NPI will honor late activist Alex Hendrickson with a Lynn Allen Award

Excerpt: Gifted activist and leader Alex Hendrickson died suddenly in early December 2018. Learn about NPI's plans to honor her with a Lynn Allen Award.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, seventeen years later

Excerpt: Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which destroyed New York's World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. In honor of those who died that day, we're republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and forty-two years later

Excerpt: This Fourth of July, take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Happy Passover 2018!

Excerpt: If you are observing Passover, which ends tonight at sundown, please accept best wishes from all of us at the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Happy Easter 2018!

Excerpt: If you're celebrating the holiday, please accept best wishes from all of us at NPI.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Anyone who lives inside the U.S. can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds”

Excerpt: Take a few moments today to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther Kingr, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail, in which he explains that no American can be considered to be an outsider within the boundaries of their own country.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Banished Words for 2018

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness for 2018, plus NPI's additions. This year, we're banishing "Alternative Facts", "Thoughts and Prayers", "Zero Sum Game", "Hive Mind", "Woke", and "Not/Shouldn't Be a Partisan Issue".
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and forty-one years later

Excerpt: Take a few moments this July Fourth to read the Declaration of Independence.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Happy Easter 2017!

Excerpt: If you are observing the Easter holiday today, please accept best wishes from all of us at the Northwest Progressive Institute. Easter is the most significant holy day for Christianity’s many denominations, although not all of them are celebrating it today. Passages like the following excerpt from the Gospel of Matthew (28:1-10) are commonly read […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Banished Words for 2017

Excerpt: Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Superior State University has released a thoughtful and humorous “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”. Here is the 2017 (and forty-second annual) edition, for your reading enjoyment on this New Year’s Eve: YOU, SIR – Hails from a more civilized era […]
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and forty years later

Excerpt: In accordance with tradition, we are reposting the text of the Declaration of Independence here on The Cascadia Advocate for your enjoyment. The Declaration was primarily authored by our third president, Thomas Jefferson, who drew heavily on the thinking of Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke to persuasively lay out the case for the independence […]
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