Around 50 people gathered Sunday evening for a potluck and communal healing event intended to support local students and members of the community affected by the violence in Gaza and the West Bank.
Lawrence organizers are hoping to create healing through a gathering and potluck meal this weekend in support of Palestinian community members and those affected by violence overseas.
Indigenous community advocates on Thursday will discuss potential harm that could come from the proposed roadway extension of Wakarusa Drive just south of Lawrence, and they invite the public to participate.
Alex Kimball Williams played her baritone ukulele Saturday morning as she sang the protesting lyrics of “Strange Fruit.” Her performance set the scene for a conversation urging the Lawrence community to acknowledge that strides toward racial equity are far from over.
Indigenous community members are invited to join with the Douglas County Sustainability Team on Wednesday for a climate justice discussion.
A KU student’s hip-hop anthology and art installation have inspired another creative outlet for makers. Pass Me the Mic is the third iteration of Naomi Madu’s ode to the birthplace of hip-hop and a reminder of the power in telling one’s own story.
Doulas help birthing individuals bring new life into the world. They’re also working to save lives here in Douglas County, where Black infants are twice as likely to be born prematurely or at low birth weight than white babies.
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