Good Wednesday friends! Today in La Voz with Mariel Fiori is education and family day.
Professor Eva Woods Peiró returned to talk to us about the censorship of certain content in schools across the country and what it is that parents do not want their children to learn. Some of the censored books include One Hundred Years of Solitude, the House on Mango Street, and the graphic novel Gender Queer. Woods Peiró is a founding member of OnPAr, a group that seeks to eradicate racism from the Arlington school district.
There is work available for young high school students, and KayCee Wimbish, Farmer and Program Director for the YMCA Farm Project, gave us the details on the opportunities. Looking for 14-18 year old KHS students to be part of one of two teams: BARK or Farm Crew, which meet two and three times a week, 3 hours after school to work on the land and with nature from April to June. It is paid $13.50 an hour and applications are available at the YMCA reception desk at 507 Broadway. Deadline to apply for one of these opportunities: March 8.
Elena Batt, a volunteer with Kingston Mutual Aid, told us about her fundraiser to buy and distribute free menstrual products to people in Kingston. Volunteers and participating businesses are also sought. Interested in collaborating, you can contact Elena at her email at email@example.com, or through the Kingston NY Mutual Aid group's facebook page, where there are many volunteer opportunities and more.