Washington D.C.’s “Witness Trees”: Silent Sentinels of Storied Landscapes – National Mall and Memorial Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

As the spring blossoms appear, including the Kwanzan cherry trees, gifts of the Japanese government, planted along the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial (and on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle!), this article is a in important reminder that politics has always had an ecological context.

Source: Silent Sentinels of Storied Landscapes – National Mall and Memorial Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

Remembering the night two atomic bombs fell—on North Carolina (National Geographic)

U.S. Airforce image shows undetonated nuclear bomb with deployed parachute entangled in some tree branches adjacent to a cotton field in rural eastern North Carolina.

 

Sixty years ago, at the height of the Cold War, a B-52 bomber disintegrated over a small Southern town. An eyewitness recalls what happened next.

Source: Remembering the night two atomic bombs fell—on North Carolina

POLICE VIOLENCE ALERT:  Person With No Reported History of Seizures Said to Be on Ventilator, Following Alleged Seizure Upon Arrest (South Seattle Emerald)

by Carolyn Bick A young man is on a ventilator at Harborview Medical Center, following his arrest for alleged property damage outside the East Precinct, during a protest in support of voting rights…

Source: Person With No Reported History of Seizures Said to Be on Ventilator, Following Alleged Seizure Upon Arrest

Anti-racist Action for White Educators

Too often, educators of color are burdened with leading and supporting anti-racist work in schools and districts—perhaps even more so during COVID-19 and this year’s widespread calls for such work. These resources can help white educators and administrators take action now, carry their fair share of this work and ensure they’re in it for the long haul.

Source: Anti-racist Action for White Educators

Teaching Tolerance has been knocking it out of the park with high-quality anti-racist resources that are pretty much classroom-ready for teachers.