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- What is World Braille Day
- January 4th marks World Braille Day! You can guess that it’s a day to celebrate braille. But, you may wonder what it’s all about and why it’s worth celebrating. This article talks about its significance so we can spread the word and invite more people to celebrate.
- Christmas in January?
- Some Christian denominations celebrate Christmas in January. Many Orthodox Christians and Coptic Christians (including those in Russia and Ethiopia) celebrate on January 7 because they follow the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian version of the Western church. These articles explains why and how Coptic Christmas and Orthodox Christmas are celebrated.
- Celebrating Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti - Jan. 2-5
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a North Indian Festival is observed by the Sikhs to celebrate the birthday of their tenth Guru - Guru Gobind Singh. Learn more about the history of Guru Gobind Singh and holiday festivities, which include a three-day long celebration filled with a large procession (Nagarkirtan), public gatherings, and feasts.
- Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy, A Trip to the Grocery Store
- In this short story from "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity", a film from World Trust, author and educator Dr. Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege to stand up to systemic racial inequity.
- Missouri Newspaper Confronts and Apologizes for Its History of Racially Biased Reporting
- The Kansas City Star, a newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri, published an extensive analysis of its past reporting, acknowledging and apologizing for its history of reinforcing and perpetuating racial bias, discrimination, and violence.