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The humanities and the organizations that support them. These stories center on the enjoyment and understanding of the humanities and visual, performing, and folk arts, as well as on organizations that promote the appreciation of historical events. Topics include museums and halls of fame; historic preservation; groups of artists, performers, entertainers, writers, and scholars; and programs that promote artistic and cultural expression.

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Northern Ireland's police transformation may hold lessons for the US

The Conversation

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With lessons for American police-reform advocates, the transformation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary – a militarized enforcer of inequality hated by the people of Northern Ireland – into an entirely new organization was founded on the necessity of community support. Neither easy nor simple, thi...

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In Germany, Confronting Shameful Legacy Is Essential Part of Police Training

The New York Times

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To prevent its police forces from ever again being turned into militarized and politicized tools of an authoritarian state, Germany requires all police trainees to visit former Nazi concentration camps and learn in detail how the Nazi regime used police as a tool. Though the historical comparison...

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Minneapolis theater community uses stagecraft skills to support businesses of color in the aftermath of protests

CNN

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University Rebuild brings together theater members in Minneapolis who are not working due to Covid-19 to use their skills in support of the Black Lives Matters movement by helping communities clean up, make repairs, and create infrastructure to gather safely. Volunteers, numbering more than 100 w...

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Streaming into the void

Montana Free Press

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Many Montana musicians are holding virtual streaming events to deal with the financial and psychological impact of canceled music events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Early events were well attended, with up to 100 people, and brought in more money than they would have earned playing at local bar...

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Native American groups address mental health amid COVID-19

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

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Aware that already-high rates of mental health problems and suicide in native American populations could grow even worse during COVID-19 isolation, a number of support groups rolled out online sessions that have attracted thousands of attendees seeking connections and comfort. The Native Wellness...

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For Indigenous Zapotec Families, Spinning Becomes a Lifeline

Yes! Magazine

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Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles until the industrial clothing era started producing cheap synthetic clothing and re...

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