In lieu of Three Rivers’ annual Solidarity in Diversity event, which will not take place this year, *culture is not optional and the Huss Project (1008 8th St.) will host a screening of two episodes of “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement” beginning at 4 p.m. Monday
WSV’s Aundrea Sayrie writes, “Worthy causes have always required allies. Thankfully the work of past generations has not been in vain because inhumane and cruel social constructs have been eradicated but the fact remains there is still need for progress on many fronts. There is still a need for advocacy and activism. This is because although the month of February is coming to a close, Black history, Black joy, Black exploitation, Black pain, and racism isn’t over.”
Aside from being the only place in town with an espresso machine, Magic Capital Grille is doing something else that no other restaurant in Colon is doing. They are celebrating Black History Month.
A group of approximately 35 people gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Main Street in Three Rivers Monday to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Here are some images from Monday’s Solidarity in Diversity: Martin Luther King Celebration 2022.
WSV’s Aundrea Sayrie writes about the man behind the March on Washington, Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin. This event and plenty more surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr.’s achievements fail to recognize his right-hand man. It was Rustin who had strategically organized the march in only eight weeks.
WSV’s Eddie Leboeuf writes about the “strength” and “incredible legacy” of Black American abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.
Over 50 people gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in downtown Three Rivers Monday.
Doug and Alek are joined by I Can Marvel All Day co-host & Watershed Voice’s self-appointed director of marketing Michael “Hogey” Hogoboom. The trio talks about the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, Green Day’s 2020 album that Hogey calls “American Idiot Part 2” but “too spicy for radio,” as well as how they plan to observe MLK Day. (Recorded on Saturday, January 16)
WARNING: This episode contains strong language, and what some may consider emotionally difficult material.
COVID-19 certainly wasn’t going to stop the Three Rivers Area Faith Community from celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., but the annual event will look dramatically different this year.
In his latest column WSV’s Charles Thomas reviews The Trial of the Chicago 7. The film, written and directed by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, tells the true story of seven men federally charged with inciting violence during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
WSV Columnist Dave Vago on this week’s protests in Minneapolis: “Make no mistake: no matter how it manifests, the anger at systemic injustice in Minneapolis this week is righteous, and it is rooted in a situation exponentially more egregious than stolen electronics.”