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  • Denial is the Heartbeat of America: “To say that the attack on the U.S. Capitol is not who we are is to say that this is not part of us, not part of our politics, not part of our history. And to say that this is not part of America, American politics, and American history is a bald-faced denial. But the denial is normal. In the aftermath of catastrophes, when have Americans commonly admitted who we are? The heartbeat of America is denial.”
  • Extremism: What You Need To Know In 2021From the Museum of Jewish Heritage – “Our nation has become increasingly polarized, resulting in a rise in extremist views and actions on both the left and the right. As the new year begins, join ADL, the Museum, and The New York Board of Rabbis for a timely and important discussion about both the challenge of extremism today and the opportunities to push back via civil society, government regulation, and reforms by social media companies.
  • Nice White Parents: “If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents. A five-part series from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt.”
  • Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium Survey: With support from the FAR Fund, the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium’s (MAC) “Mapping Virtual Access in Cultural Institutions” project has been documenting current access practices through interviews, research, and now a survey. Answers to MAC’s survey will provide guidance as they develop workshops, and a tool kit for NYC cultural institutions to help them create successful, accessible virtual programming. All NYC cultural organizations are encouraged to complete the survey by January 22. Contact Bojana Coklyat at macleadermvaci@gmail.com for a Microsoft Word version or to complete the survey via email.

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