“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
Protests … Looting … Curfew and so MUCH MORE!
We thought we were living history during the COVID-19 stay at home orders … well we are REALLY witnessing history now! This last week was one for the books! While it brought so many people together, there were some times when things seemed to get a little out of hand. This week Ms. Anastasia is joined by our friend, Ms. Philecia from the Elementary Virtual Engagement Team to discuss how the current events are making you feel. We’ve created a new survey so that we can REALLY hear what you want to say! Share this page with your friends so we know just what it is that you want to talk about!
June 9th is National Donald Duck Day!
Donald Duck made his cartoon debut in “The Wise Little Hen” back in the summer of 1934. But he wouldn’t meet Mickey Mouse until his second appearance in “Orphan’s Benefit” later that year. From there, it wasn’t long before Daisy Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie were introduced. In spite of their superior diction, they weren’t able to steal the spotlight from Donald. You can’t replace his grumpy, nearly incomprehensible charm, and it’s why the Donald has been in more movies (200+) than any Disney character. So, let’s celebrate on June 9 — National Donald Duck Day!
And his accomplishments don’t stop there. He co-hosted the Oscars in 1958 with a little help from Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, and Jimmy Stewart. Oh, and they named an asteroid after him in 1995. If that doesn’t convince you he’s a force of nature, know that he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We’re not sure how he left webbed foot prints in front of the Chinese Theater, but we’ll gladly roll with it. Well, what do you give to a duck that has it all? His own holiday!
Okay, so this week we are going to skip the chatter and suggest a few great movies to help you understand racism and other issues that are causing people to hit the streets and protest for equality and for an end to racism.
Despite some historically accurate violence and occasional strong language, this drama about revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is powerful and educational, with fabulous performances, a gripping script, and important subject matter.
Conversation starter: Is there a difference between a protest and a riot? How are protests/riots typically shown on TV or in the movies?
This movie is rated PG-13; be sure to get parental consent before watching “Selma.”
We might be working from home but as you can see … the work has never stopped!
Some of our amazing Club Leaders give us “dress for success vibes” in their Don’t Rush Challenge Video!
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