Abused Lab Chimp Finds Friendship in an Unlikely Place “We’re happy she found something she loves.”
Photographer’s New Video Says ‘There’s Nothing Down About Down Syndrome’ “You have no concept of how your life is going to be blessed.”
170,000 Kentucky Ex-Felons Just Gained the Right to Vote A victory for democracy thanks to an exective order.
60,000 People Gather in Melbourne for Climate Change Demonstration They want their represtnatives to take action, ahead of the COP21 meeting in Paris next week.
A’s Player Sean Doolittle Invites 17 Syrian Refugee Families for Thanksgiving Meal They launched a campaign to help settle refugees in the Chicago area.
Minneapolis Protesters Gather for a Meaningful Thanksgiving Celebration A “Blacksgiving” to celebrate demonstrators and their allies.
Washington D.C. and Philadelphia
You can take the cold, you say? Then trudge through that fresh snow and join the 15th Anniversary MSP Polar Bear Plunge in the Chesapeake Bay and raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland.
Up in Philly, you can also take the plunge for Special Olympics Pennsylvania in Neshaminy State Park.
Was cooking more on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Well you can’t start without the tools. Les Dames d’Escoffier, a culinary school for women, will have plenty for you to snag at their “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” garage sale on Saturday morning. Proceeds will go towards student scholarships.
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times praises the drama, which he says “explores questions of journalistic ethics, particularly the tradeoffs between a reporter’s obligation to cover a larger story and get word out, versus the obligation to the particular individual who may be placed at risk by that story.”
Looking to add some craft and creativity to your lifestyle? Check out How To Homestead’s Kick-Off Celebration at the Exploratorium. Get tips on everything from making dandelion wine to constructing your own compost tumbler.
Gather your friends and take advantage of SoCal’s winter warmth (sorry east coasters). Food Forward, a grassroots organization that picks locally grown food and distributes it to the hungry, will harvest tangelos, lemons, and navel oranges on Saturday.