Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources | Houston Public Library

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources

“We will continue to update this page as information becomes available.  Active Area Shelter List

Houston NRG Center at Loop 610 & Kirby will open at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Holds 10,000 people. Lakewood Church: 3700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027 George R. Brown Convention Center downtown Toyota Center downtown Alief Taylor High School: 7555 Howell Sugar Land Rd, Houston, TX 77083 …”

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Source: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources | Houston Public Library

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During Trump’s present, it’s hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi – LA Times

It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire.

“To be sure, these times — by which I mean the Trump era to date, let’s go ahead and avoid cutesy winking allusions — are making it hard for lots of writers, not just the ones who write science fiction. It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire and everyone you know is trying to decide between hiding in a hole or taking up recreational alcoholism to get by.”

Source: During Trump’s present, it’s hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi – LA Times

Statement on Confederate Memorials: Confronting Difficult History | National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Confederate Memorials debate reminds us that while we should always remember the past, we do not necessarily need to revere it.

Source: Statement on Confederate Memorials: Confronting Difficult History | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Editor’s note: For further reading, a few additional articles and sites:

War and Reunion – The Lost Cause in Southern Memory

Confronting Slavery and Revealing the “Lost Cause”

It’s No Longer About Southern Heritage. In Fact, It Never Was.

Charlottesville Libraries Weather Violent Protests, Offer Unity

Public and college libraries alike faced challenges and tough choices this weekend in Charlottesville, VA, when clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counterprotesters from social justice, civil rights, and anti-fascist groups took place on the campus of the University of Virginia and across the city, leaving three dead and 34 injured.

Note: See also the syllabus document noted in the article: https://gradcoalition.com/wp/2017/08/14/charlottesville-syllabus-zine-1-for-august-12-2017/

Source: Charlottesville Libraries Weather Violent Protests, Offer Unity