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Category Archives: Holidays

Twenty years, twenty reads: Reflecting on the September 11th attacks two decades later

Excerpt: This collection of twenty interesting, thought-provoking articles and columns brings the impact of the tragedy of September 11th into clear focus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, twenty years later

Excerpt: 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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Juneteenth ’21 at Jimi Hendrix Park: a Black-led parade, celebration, and call to action

Excerpt: Urging people advance racial equity now with real solutions, the 2nd Juneteenth Freedom March and Celebration took place across Seattle's Central District.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday clears Congress; Biden to sign it tomorrow

Excerpt: Legislation that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday has cleared the United States Congress by an extremely lopsided margin, with only a few extremist, white supremacist House Republicans in opposition.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Happy Easter 2021!

Excerpt: The Cascadia Advocate's annual Easter holiday news roundup for 2021, with messages from elected leaders and links to local Easter liturgical services.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Read or watch the amazingly talented Amanda Gorman’s 2021 inaugural poem

Excerpt: If you did not get a chance to watch or listen to Gorman's stirring rendition of this beautiful composition, you can do so right now, right here.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Read or watch Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address

Excerpt: Read Joe Biden's inaugural address, delivered Janaury 20th, 2021 in front of the United States Capitol.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We made it! Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in as America’s new leaders

Excerpt: We must and should commend ourselves for all we did to fight against all of the above and reach this moment. When you're going through hell, keep going, the old adage goes. And so we did.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolent direct action is what makes negotiation possible

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Banished Words for 2021

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's forty-sixth List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness -- plus NPI's additions!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Humor & Satire
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NPI bestows its highest honor, the Lynn Allen Award, on the late Tony Lee (1948–2020)

Excerpt: The former Solid Ground Advocacy Director, known affectionately as the "conscience of the Legislature," is the eighth person to become a Lynn Allen Award Honoree.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, nineteen years later

Excerpt: 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-four 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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Earth Day turns fifty as the world community grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Earth Day, one of our favorite days of activism, has turned fifty. Here are some great articles you can read and videos you can watch to commemorate the occasion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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