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In Celebration of Disability Pride

by Brooke Williams

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The Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordanian desert hosts a significant portion of the over 600,000 Syrians who have taken refuge in Jordan. Image courtesy The Daily Mail.
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World Refugee Day

by Brooke Williams

"The challenge of ending displacement is inseparable from the challenge of establishing and maintaining peace. When wars end, farmers return to their fields; children return to school; violence against women declines; trade and economic activity resume; medical and other services become more accessible, and the international focus changes from relief to development and self-sufficiency. All this makes new wars less likely. It is a virtuous cycle that deserves nurture and support."
-- Kenneth H. Bacon
former President Refugees International

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A Day of Celebration

by Brooke Williams

"The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.” 
-Aung San Suu Kyi

In thinking about International Women’s Day, and how we can best show our support and
celebrate our sisters all over the world, we were reminded of medieval feminist author
Christine De Pizan and her seminal work: The Book of the City of Ladies.

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Summoning Spells Vol. 1
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Summoning Spells Vol. 1

by Brooke Williams

Nurse, herbalist and alternative health practitioner Luisa Reichenhiem has spent her entire life immersed in the music world. She grew up in the center of the seminal Berlin underground music scene, toured with several US indie rock bands, married J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr and has performed in various art-rock projects on both sides of the Atlantic. 

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On Diversity

by Gaia Schermerhorn

Along with millions of others, we’ve been thinking a lot about change and diversity and what that means for us, individually and as a community at large. It’s easy to believe that we’re an open minded group of people who happily welcome differing opinions, cultures and religions; yet it can be very hard, if not painful, to listen to (let alone accept) views that are in direct opposition of our own.

Last week, as some of you already know, we had the great honor of welcoming Hillary Rodham Clinton into our store.

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