READING! “My Paper.li” and Pandemic Note and Photo O’ Day 167

1955 – Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, white members of the Ku Klux Klan, abduct 14 year old Emmett Till from his great-uncle’s cabin in Mississippi and murder him.

August 28th

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https://howmanydaystill.com/its/presidential-election-2021

https://days.to/until/us-presidential-inauguration

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And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My Paper.li”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Thursday August 27th

https://paper.li/e-1584814795#/ You can bookmark this link!

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Here’s the cover story from this evening’s “My Paper.li”: Pope to Academy for Life: Promote humanism of fraternity

If you need an uplifting, hopeful quote during this dark period, here’s one from Papa Francesco:

“The human community is God’s dream even from before the creation of the world,” the Pope said, emphasizing that we must “grow in the awareness of our common origin in God’s love and creative act.”

He explained that “in our time, the Church is called once more to propose the humanism of the life that bursts forth from God’s passion for human beings.”

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-01/pope-francis-academy-life-letter-humanism-fraternity.html

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My photo comes from the wall of the gymnasium in the Catholic high school where I’m beginning the next chapter of my professional career:

And I share this wider photo of the same gym wall as the school where I just completed eight years of teaching is honored by the furthest left banner:

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I’ve been thinking a lot today about the aftermath of the shooting of 29 year-old Jacob Black in Wisconsin.

I’m deeply saddened and angered by the alleged murder of two protestors by a 17 year-old white boy with an assault rifle.

This article names the two men killed and the third one who was wounded. Their ages and race(s) are not mentioned. I want to know more about them and to remember them as they were killed just doing what they are guaranteed the right to do by the First Amendment.

Cellphone video from Tuesday night’s protests showed a white man, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, running past police and being chased by demonstrators.

The footage showed the man trip and fall and appear to open fire on protesters. He then is seen running away….

Authorities investigating social media accounts associated with the suspect’s name have found references of support for President Donald Trump and a video that appears to show the poster at a Trump rally, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/social-media-posts-linked-alleged-gunman-wisconsin-investigation/story?id=72644720

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