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September 10, 2020

600 Women Around the World Created a “Healing Blanket” To Confront Gender Violence [Interview]

When Marietta Bernstorff read a story about a young woman’s violent death, it left her completely rattled. One of the most heartbreaking truths of the matter was that this type of violence against a woman was not a rare occurrence. She continued to learn that in 2019 alone, 10 women/girls a day were being murdered in Mexico. Additionally, the violence against women worldwide had increased during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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August 31, 2020

This New Digital Archive Preserves Black Lives Matter Protest Art From Around the World

The year 2020 has proven itself to be full of unprecedented, world-changing events. Trying to keep up with, or attempting to recollect, all the swiftly moving parts or key civil rights movements can be daunting. But thanks to a research project from The University of St. Thomas, the opportunity to properly process some of this era’s most significant moments through artwork is now digitally available.

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July 21, 2020

Musicians Are Turning Sounds of Endangered Birds Into Electronic Music for a Good Cause

Electronic musicians are sampling the sounds of endangered birds as a way to save these lyrical creatures. In a new album called A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, artists are combining their own beats with the sounds of our feathered friends. And best of all: the proceeds from all album sales go towards conservation efforts to save them.

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