Te Matatini 2019

Poster Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions. Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food …

International Mother Language Day 2019

UNESCO Poster February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. UNESCO: “UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies. It is within its mandate for peace that it …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2019

Photo: Kyle Taylor, Reef Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2019. Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that could last for up to two months. Videos Headlines Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Inundated by Queensland Flood Plumes – …

World Radio Day 2019

Poster February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens the networking among broadcasters. Now in its eighth year, the celebration is bigger than ever. In 2019 the focus turns to peace, tolerance, dialogue, and radio. Hashtag: #WorldRadioDay Background Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day was first celebrated …

International Folk Art Market 2019

Logo Santa Fe, New Mexico hosts the 2019 International Folk Art Market July 12-14. Hashtag: #IFAM2019 Key Links folkartmarket.org Event page Facebook @ifamsantafe Questions Is there a directory of participants? Are there livestreaming and recorded video? Who is reporting / blogging / tweeting about the event? History In July 2004, 61 master folk artists from …

Venezuela 2019

Venezuela Flag Rolling news from Venezuela: January Maduro defiant as Venezuelan opposition leader declares himself acting president – CNN The Observer view on why Venezuela needs consensus, not conflict Who Is Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó? – NPR ‘Enough already!’ Venezuela’s highest ranking military diplomat breaks with Maduro – Miami Herald https://www.npr.org/2019/01/29/689741688/united-states-warns-americans-not-to-travel-to-venezuela-as-tensions-rise Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offers …

USA: Immigration Policy, Caravans, and Protests

Poster Spotlight on the zero tolerance program of the Trump Administration. Questions What are the immigration proposals? Who are the local reporters, activists and politicians working along the border? February 2019 What we know about the migrant caravan waiting at the Texas-Mexico border – Texas Tribune One caravan is in Piedras Negras, another is making …

Australia 2019

Australia flag Rolling coverage of news in Australia January Australia desperate to ride ‘wave of outbound travel the world has never seen’ 20 good reasons to call a federal election right now with your favourite endangered psephologist Snitty the Cassowary! A cartoon. https://t.co/VF0NcZBJbS — F Onthemoon (@firstdogonmoon) January 22, 2019 Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the …

Wild USA 2019 Shutdown

Buzzwords Curating the stories documenting the impact on US national parks because of the 2018-2019 Trump Shutdown. Headlines How you can help national parks recover from the shutdown (because they need it) As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment – LA Times https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/25/death-valley-national-park-damage-offroaders-shutdown National parks cautiously brace for long weekend amid shutdown …

Henderson Libraries Anniversary

Logo February 2 – Block Party Saturday Morning in Henderson, Nevada. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of Henderson Libraries. February 2 (9am-1pm) Paseo Verde Library hosts a block party featuring a petting zoo, food truck, and Raider Nation. Also enjoy a snapshot of Henderson via archived photographs and local history from the 1940s. Plus, make …