The Lawrence Times is offering some space for area organizations and organizers to express their views, provide updates and attempt to reach other folks who might share their mission.
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Community Children’s Center: Embracing the lost art of boredom (Column)
”This summer, I encourage all parents and caregivers to give yourselves a break! Allow your child to be bored and know that you are facilitating an opportunity for your child to learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings, increase their creativity, and inspire imagination,” Chelsea Harrington writes in this column from the Community Children’s Center.
KU Audio-Reader recognizes volunteers’ outstanding service, celebrates their generosity (Announcement)
”Audio-Reader’s staff was honored to celebrate their hundreds of outstanding volunteers Tuesday at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet,” Martha Kehr, communications coordinator for KU Audio-Reader, writes.
Community Children’s Center: Early Childhood Family Resource Fair to return Saturday (Announcement)
“The CCC Early Childhood Family Resource Fair provides an excellent opportunity for parents, caregivers, and families with young children to learn about the various resources available to them in Lawrence,” Will Averill writes in this column for the Community Children’s Center.
Community Children’s Center: If only they came with a manual (Column)
”The longest drive of my life was the 30-minute drive with my wife and newborn son home from the hospital in Topeka. … They give you some basic instruction at the hospital, but after that, you’re on your own,” Will Averill writes in this column from the Community Children’s Center.
Lawrence Preservation Alliance: KU campus demolitions cause concern about preservation (Column)
“Recent actions by KU administrators have left many wondering how much the current KU leadership values historic buildings and landscapes on campus,” Lawrence Preservation Alliance leaders write in this column.
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence: Survivors must be allowed to make own health care decisions (Column)
“We know that the trauma and violence of sexual assault and domestic violence strike at the core of a victim’s ability to control their own life. … Regaining personal autonomy is fundamental to healing and survival,” KCSDV writes in this column.
Save Our Schools 497: Lawrence school district should move forward with a comprehensive plan (Column)
“Prior to any further discussion about school closures, we call on the school board to create a procedure for best practices when considering school closures and to adopt this procedure moving forward,” Save Our Schools 497 writes in this column.
#BeMoreLikeClaire: Power of collective generosity is helping Douglas County (Column)
“Over the past four years, through the power of collective generosity, #BeMoreLikeClaire has awarded more than $195,825 in grants to area nonprofits, with the vast majority located in Douglas County,” organization leaders write in this column.
Justice Matters: Join us at the Action Assembly to witness our collective power (Column)
“When we are united around addressing systemic issues of injustice, the impact is long-lasting and profound,” the co-presidents of Justice Matters write in this column.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society: ‘Living Sovereignty’ exhibit on display this month (Announcement)
Members of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society hosted an opening reception April 5 to celebrate a new exhibit, “Living Sovereignty,” and a standing-room-only crowd came to hear Judith Manthe, Principal Chief of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, speak.