50th Anniversary Year for Clark County Museum

Photo: 4.20 Party Hashtag: #ClarkMuseum50 History On April 20, 1968, the very first public museum in the Vegas Valley opened in a condemned gymnasium in downtown Henderson. Fifty years later, the Clark County Museum has moved, changed names and become a pre-eminent location for learning the history of Southern Nevada. Coinciding with the anniversary, the …

Light City

Baltimore hosts the first ever large-scale light festival in the United States. During the festival each year, the city is transformed with state-of-the-art light displays, video projections on buildings, dancing fountains, light sculptures, and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Light City features uniquely curated live music shows that will …

Live from the Indigenous Media Zone

Indigenous peoples have their say this week. April 16-20 the Indigenous Media Zone will feature Facebook Live conversations online http://facebook.com/joinundesa Hashtags: #WeAreIndigenous, #SomosIndigenas, #UNPFII17 The live chats coincide with the start of the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place through April 27. Schedule Monday – Safety of …

US National Park Service Raises Fees

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) announced (April 12) changes to the entrance fees charged at 117 national parks as part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure that is critical to the visitor experience. The changes will be implemented in many of the parks that charge entrance …

Mexico Hosts #TianguisTuristico2018

Buzzwords Mazatlán, Mexico hosts the annual Tianguis Turístico April 15-18, 2018. Hashtag: #TianguisTurístico2018 Key Links http://tianguisturisticomexico.com.mx Questions Are there live and recorded videos from Tianguis? Are presentations available for download? Is there a directory of Indigenous-owned tourism services? Are tourism press releases posted online? What is the status of ecotourism and Indigenous tourism in Mexico? …

Oaxaca Easter 2018

Photos and tweets from Oaxaca, Mexico during Easter Week and Holy Week 2018. Special spotlight on the artisans and artists. Suggestions welcome as we curate Facebook posts and tweets. Request – Please show us photos from the local markets, fairs and altars. If you take pictures of people, please ask their permission. Viernes de Dolores …

March for our Lives

The March for Our Lives (Spanish: Marcha por Nuestras Vidas) is a planned demonstration, scheduled to take place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States. Student organizers are planning the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, reported by …

World Water Day 2018

Poster World Water Day is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key …

World Social Forum 2018

The 2018 edition of the World Social Forum (WSF, Portuguese: Fórum Social Mundial) takes place in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, March 13 – 17, 2018. The motto of WSF 2018 is to Resist is to Create, to Resist is to Transform pointing to the need for alternatives for another possible world. Key Links https://wsf2018.org news Press …

SXSW 2018: Mexico Connections

The Austin-Mexico connection is strong  and one of our favorite features from SxSW are the panels and forums focusing on Mexico March 8-14. The mission of Casa Mexico SXSW is to display Mexico’s status as a global leader in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as a modern country with a vast and diverse culture …