Beyond Tucson honors those touched by the January 8, 2011 shooting during “Congress on Your Corner” involving then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. And the event remembers how the community came together in the aftermath.
A dozen outdoor activities around town are encouraging people to get outside, spend time with loved ones, come together as a community and remember what’s important in life, according Beyond Tucson director Michelle Crow.
“The history of Beyond started with a tragedy,” she said. “The way that affected our community was so profound.”
A key player, Crow reached out to different groups until there were 36 different organizations that wanted to hold Beyond events.
The family of Gabe Zimmerman, Giffords’ 30-year-old director of community outreach who was killed at the shooting, joined together with a broad-based coalition of healthcare providers, public land managers and nonprofits to start Beyond on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.
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Cuban American journalist asks why “a man who went to Cuba to kill and failed in everything he did” is honored
A Cuban-American radio host and Irish politicians have called on An Post, Ireland’s postal service, to explain their decision to launch a €1 stamp featuring a portrait of Che Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
Ninoska Perez Castellón, a prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami and radio host, told RTE’s “Morning Ireland” show, the stamp honoring Che Guevara would “celebrate a man who slaughtered so many people.”
An Post’s plan was announced on Friday to coincide with Monday’s 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s execution (October 9).
Castellón, who works at Miami 710 Radio,
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The UN finalized a treaty today that would ban all nuclear weapons, destroy existing weapons, and prohibit their use forever, per NYT. Its negotiation stems in part from some nations’ disappointment that the 1968 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty has not led to disarmament.
Although 130 countries’ negotiators participated, none were from the world’s nine nuclear-armed countries (U.S., Russia, North Korea, China, Britain, France, India, Pakistan, Israel.)
The U.S. has called it misguided and reckless, and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley noted: “We have to be realistic…Is there anyone who thinks that North Korea would ban nuclear weapons?”
What’s next: Countries will be able to start signing on to the ban September 20 at the annual General Assembly. Disarmament hopefuls want to use evidence of public acceptance to pressure the nine nuclear-armed countries to eventually sign on.
Read more at: https://www.axios.com/online-archives-honor-mass-shooting-victims-2455097305.html