City of San Antonio, UNESCO to host 7th Annual World Heritage Festival
The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office announced the upcoming seventh annual World Heritage Festival, celebrating the city’s historic missions as the first and only United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in Texas.
A ballot initiative on reforming the police after George Floyd’s death is tearing Minneapolis apart
“Nobody disagrees that the culture of policing and policing in and of itself needs to be transformed,” Herron said. “And yet with the violence in our community, it is unconscionable right now to talk about abolishing the police without a concrete plan of public safety.” Members of his congregation complain of police mistreatment, he said, but also acknowledge they need to be able to call police when crime strikes, as it has with disturbing frequency in the months since Floyd’s death.washingtonpost.com
The Southwest School of Art has been hit financially by COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – The Southwest School of Art in total has 4,000 students at the college level, along with adults in continuing education and youth in art programs. It’s also known as a beautiful event space, but the pandemic has been tumultuous to its financial situation. “Almost all of our income, both contributed and earned income through tuition, rentals and all the other revenue streams, it just dried up immediately,” Paula Owen, President of the Southwest School of Art said. The pandemic forced faculty and students to learn in different ways. I think everyone knows that intuitively, but I don’t think they remember that through the pandemic that arts and artists are suffering.
About 100 years later, Harlem Renaissance impact still being celebrated
That might sound contradictory and impossible by math standards, but that partly explains the greatness of the Harlem Renaissance. The result was the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural, artistic, social and intellectual explosion that spanned the entire Roaring ’20s. One of his most recognized works was a poem called “Madam and the Minister,” which spoke of the mood toward religion in the Harlem Renaissance. One of the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston was a key contributor to a magazine called “Fire! There no doubt will be good celebrations in 2020, but, given the Harlem Renaissance was more than just a one-year movement, the tributes will be lasting for years to come.