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  1. Joan Z Rough
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    Thank you for all the lists and pertinent information you are sharing! It’s all important.

    • Janet Givens
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      Thanks Joan. (You’ve got a new browser? I had to Approve you this time). This is an unprecedented time in our lives. I hope we both live long enough to see the changes that surely must come.

  2. Tim Fearnside
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    Good stuff, Janet. Thank you. And apologies for being absent these last few weeks. Too many things, lately, slipping through the cracks. On a positive note, I’ve been fairly busy lately dealing with board issues with respect to the nonprofit I’m involved in, as my term as board president is expiring. (That’s not the positive part). I’m happy to report our organization has been deeply involved in the antiracism discussion in our local arts community, and is emerging as a leader in that arena. There are serious risks/landmines, serving a predominantly white community, but we recognize that the importance of this work, and our board is 100% philosophically aligned. On another positive note, we recently were awarded our 2nd-ever NEA grant – one of only four arts nonprofits in our state to do so. So, good things are happening, despite all the crud going on in the world right now. Of course, talk is one thing, and action is quite another. The success of our commitment will ultimately be proven by our actions going forward. Thank you for your commitment to this critically important issue.

    • Janet Givens
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      What an exciting time for you Tim. And Congratulations. Grammar school is, IMHO, the best time to teach about racism, prejudice, bias. So, you are in an important position vis a vis the ability to impact future generations. I was very fortunate to have the experiences my grammar school gave me. How many schools taught about prejudice in the 50s? Someone told me at our 50th H.S. reunion that my town had been part of a “model cities” program back then, but I’ve been unable to find out any further info on it. Welcome back; you were missed, and Idaho has been so hard hit with CoViD. Good to know you were “just” busy. 🙂
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  3. Laurie Buchanan
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    Janet — There are ALWAYS excellent posts on your blog. I ALWAYS come away with new information. Thank you!

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