Rise and Shine: Sept. 21, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 21, 2020

Good Monday morning, CivMixers. Today is the International Day of Peace, which was established by the United Nations in 1981 and declared a permanent holiday by that body in 2002. The purpose of this day is to strengthen the ideals of peace among all of the...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 18, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 18, 2020

Good morning, CivMixers, welcome to Friday. We made it through another week! So much is going on today… First, for those who celebrate, Happy Rosh Hashanah – often referred to as the Jewish New Year, because it literally means “head of the...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 17, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 17, 2020

It’s Thursday, and it’s already mid-September, CivMixers. Fall is flying by. I’m not sure how I feel about that. But today is not for belly-button gazing, today is for celebrating a very important document – the very foundation of our...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 16, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 16, 2020

Wow, it’s Wednesday, CivMixers. Happy Mexican Independence Day! This day celebrates Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1810, and is generally commemorated by a reenactment of a historic moment from the revolution’s leader as well as an...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 15, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 15, 2020

Good Tuesday morning, CivMixers. On this day in 1963, four Black girls – 14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and 11-year-old Denise McNair – were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist...