Good Friday friends! Today in La Voz con Mariel Fiori is a day of immigration and culture. In Culture Cures, Anita Campion spoke about the essence and cultural roots of Nicaragua. Ms. Campion will begin a six-week virtual series on the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica. For more information and registration write to conservepyramids@gmail.com. We share news, calendar, and brief biographies of Mexican women who made history, today we met Ana Gabriela Guevara and Hermila Galindo Acosta.

Some ideas for this weekend and more:

-Day One of the Kingston Land Trust Fall Volunteer, Saturday October 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Kingston Land Trust invites you to take the opportunity to get in tune with the land and help preserve open space for the residents of the City of Kingston. Volunteering can include helping to spread wood chips and manage the forest undergrowth. Learn more about permaculture and land management from KLT staff and community partners!

-Tours through the living history cemetery in the Old Dutch Church, Saturdays in October at 7 p.m. Theater on the Road on Saturdays throughout the month of October features tours of the Living History Cemetery, where your imagination will travel three centuries to meet the 7 characters who contributed to the creation of Kingston.

-Group of Black and Pink Penpals, Sunday October 18 7: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. Black & Pink is an abolitionist organization that supports incarcerated LGBTQ + people and you can join a support network by connecting with them by becoming a penpal.

-The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will begin enforcing the state's ban on single-use take-out plastic bags, effective October 19, 2020. For more information on the plastic bag ban, reusable bags, or to file a complaint about entities using single-use plastic to-go bags, visit the DEC website, email plasticbags@dec.ny.gov, or call (518) 402- 8706.

-The Runner Group starts every Wednesday at 8 a.m. from the Rough Draft, 82 John St, Kingston. Everyone is welcomed and there is no cost to join the running group. This group is for you if you are starting to run or are running again! This group is intended to be informal with motivational support.

- "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it and then dismantle it." —Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist. If you live, work, play or pray in Kingston, you are invited to the second round of Kingston Reads About Racism this October! What is Kingston Reads about Racism? This initiative encourages all members of the Kingston community to read the same book and come together (virtually) to discuss race and racial justice. By coming together as a community, we can raise awareness, engage with each other in honest and challenging conversations, and critically take the next step: commit to dismantling racism.

 

Host and general producer: Mariel Fiori

Journalistic producer: Angélica Medaglia

Sound: Manuel Blas y Nicolas Panken