Twenty years ago, Indian writer Arundhati Roy published the groundbreaking novel "The God of Small Things." It won the Booker Prize and catapulted Roy to international fame. But her readers have had to wait 20 years to read Roy’s next novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," which was just publish...
“I represent so many different people: women, black women, pregnant women. It’s my responsibility to make sure I’m a voice and an advocate for them.”
She did it again! Alysia Montaño ran the 800-meter race at this year’s U.S. Track and Field Championships while five months pregnant with her second child. You may recall she ran while pregnant in 2014. This time around, in the searing heat, she ran 11 seconds faster than her 2014 time.
The Ministry of the Utmost Happiness written by Arundhati Roy is our Sunday reading recommendation today. Roy creates a beautiful world of resistance that moves beyond being defined as other. "Everything was either masculine or feminine, man or woman. Everything except her baby. […]"Set in India, this tale takes on the evolutionary journey with Anjum, who is Hijra. Roy reminds us with her words the spaces between what we know and what we need to know can be navigated with grace and joy. #Sundayreadinghttps://lareviewofbooks.org/article/outside-language-and-power-the-mastery-of-arundhati-roys-the-ministry-of-utmost-happiness/ ... See MoreSee Less
RALEIGH, N.C. – While the state waits to see if Gov. Roy Cooper will sign the budget sent to his desk from the State Assembly, public-interest groups with generally common goals find themselves on opposite sides of some issues. ...
Join us for a nonpartisan rally speaking out against congress stealing health care away from 23 million Americans – our families, neighbors, ourselves.
We'll hear from those directly affected by this legislation:
Lindsay Furst, Teacher and public school advocate
Jaclyn Kiger, Pisgah Legal
Alia Todd, ASRW
John Wingerter, Council on Aging
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Campaign for Southern Equality
and music from David LaMotte
The 23 million are workers, retirees, veterans, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, children, women, anyone with the audacity to have an emergency, and ME. And possibly you. Join us.
Co-sponsors include: Campaign for Southern Equality, Pisgah Legal Services, Western North Carolina AIDS Project, ACLU of NC - Western NC Chapter, League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County and Western North Carolina Community Health Services.
Acompáñenos al reunirnos a luchar contra acción legislativa del congreso que afectará y propone quitarle cobertura de salud a 23 millones de personas en nuestro país, a nuestras familias, vecinos y a nosotros mismos.
Los 23 millones afectados incluyen aquellos que son trabajadores, veteranos, personas con desabilidades y enfermedades crónicas, retirados, niño/as, mujeres, o cualquier persona que sufra una emergencia. Me afecta a mi, y posiblemente a ti. Formen parte de esta lucha con nosotros.
There's always something that you can do to help advance change and improve the lives of all people! Learn what you can do and what is needed of you and help us in #advancingtheissues ... See MoreSee Less