February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna 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. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Questions How do you define local travel? What would locals like visitors to know? Essay Everywhere is local somewhere. Imagine how travel could be interpreted if we valued not only the experience of the visitor but the local as well. We talk about travelling like a local instead of thinking of how we could …

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s natural and cultural …

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one …

Prime Minister’s Bus Tour Not a Bus Tour

Photo Coverage and reactions to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s bus tour / not a bus tour of Queensland, Australia Also see: ghost bus Headlines https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/mungo-maccallum/2018/12/2018/1541984096/scomo-express-backfires https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/ghost-bus-the-scomo-express-hits-the-runway-rather-than-the-road-20181105-p50e2g.html Round and round: the perennial appeal of the campaign bus More video https://www.abc.net.au/insiders/the-scomo-express/10486022 Embedded Tweets Looking forward to hitting the road in Qld this week and keeping Australia …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Free Social Web Workshops in Henderson

Photo: Book Sale Thursday, September 13, 9-9:30am Paseo Verde Library and Coffeeshop Free Social Web Workshop for Friends of Henderson Libraries For those curious about social media, library friends’ friend Ron Mader leads a free, hands-on demonstration at the Paseo Verde Library. Please bring your smartphone or tablet. Check in and share book sale goodness …