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Unpacking the Pandemic

by Anri Tanabe Special to the Tribune CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 14, 2021—The Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue hosted its second virtual Dialogue Nights event, “Unpacking COVID-19: What We Learned, What We Lost, and What We Will Carry…

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Tricia Elam Walker with her book “Nana Akua Goes to School” outside in Maryland. Photo by Chuck Walker.

Dreaming Big

SGI-USA member Tricia Elam Walker, of Maryland, won the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for her children’s book Nana Akua Goes to School, which teaches that differences can be wonderful and celebrated. This is a national literary award that…

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Tina Turner performs onstage at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, October 1, 2000. Photo by Paul Natkin / Getty Images

A Tribute to the ‘Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll’

HBO’s new documentary film Tina is a powerful homage to Tina Turner’s rise as the “Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll.” In this unvarnished account, the 81-year-old music icon speaks about her early fame, harrowing struggles and rise as a global icon…

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Those Who Have Hope Always Win

World Tribune: Congratulations, Isamarie, on your recent appointment as a group women’s leader! We understand that there is an inspiring story behind this? Isamarie Ortiz (group women’s leader, Tampa, Fla.): Yes, this was more than a 10-year journey. From…

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‘Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us’

March 4—The Back from the Brink national grassroots campaign and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, convened a virtual policy briefing with interactive workshops, themed “Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They…

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