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Apr 8 – “American Pandemic!”

“American Pandemic!” Special Program Revisits the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America will be remembering the 1918 “Spanish Flu” influenza pandemic with a program about its impacts on rural communities and homesteaders. On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Nancy Bristow, author of American Pandemic: Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, will discuss the impacts of this influenza pandemic and follow the presentation with a book signing. Dr. Bristow’s book will be for sale at the Homestead bookstores leading up to and during the program.

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, also called the “Spanish Flu,” was a devastating strain of the H1N1 influenza virus that killed as many as 50 million people worldwide. It was the deadliest flu outbreak in human history, affecting as much as 1/3 of the world’s population. In the United States alone, 675,000 people are believed to have died as a result of this flu between 1918 and 1920.

Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler shared: “It was when Homestead volunteers and staff were working in the Reynolds Collection, that a letter was discovered. This letter, from a homesteader family in Seward County, Nebraska, expressed concern with this terrible flu outbreak and we learned from it just how it impacted so many people, including those involved in our Nation’s Homesteading Story.” During this program, Homestead National Monument of America will be sharing this letter, and we invite everyone to attend this programs, which will provide much insight into this story that swept the world.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA

The Adventure of a Lifetime

The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.

As Soul, you have the God-knowledge within you. The teachings of ECK will awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart.

The road to God is the adventure of a lifetime.

With spiritual blessings,

Eckankar - signature of Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master

“The purpose of these talks is to open the heart center. The golden Light of God often enters the heart while we’re laughing and feeling happy, coming in so quietly and gently that we may not realize It’s there.”

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—Sri Harold Klemp, Cloak of Consciousness,   Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, p. 132

 

ECKANKAR is excited to announce the new Sri Harold Klemp YouTube Channel! Check out video excerpts from Sri Harold’s seminar talks. They are great for sharing with friends and family. Here are just a few of the videos you will find on the channel:
ECKANKAR: Inner Guidance—Listening to Your Intuition Can Help Others
ECKANKAR: A Spiritual Master Helps Jane Adjust Her Attitude
ECKANKAR: HU and a Spiritual Master Help Heal a Despondent Woman
ECKANKAR: A Teacher Receives Protection via His Spiritual Master
How Can I Be in Alignment with Divine Spirit?
Harold Klemp Speaks on the Role of Humor in Spirituality
How to Stay Grateful During Hard Times—Sing HU
What to Do When Friends Smoke, Gossip, or Push Their Beliefs On You, by Harold Klemp

Stay tuned for more videos to come.

lincoln.ne.gov | Cleaner Greener Lincoln > Lincoln Environmental Action Plan

Mayor Beutler’s Cleaner Greener Lincoln initiative has emerged as a strong supporter and promoter of living sustainably in Nebraska’s capital city. In addition to funding sustainable projects, the initiative has supported many community events including Earth Day, Complete Streets, Biketacular, Bike to Work Day, and Celebrate Lincoln.

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Cleaner Greener Lincoln > Lincoln Environmental Action Plan

Chinese History I: Antiquity to Early Imperial (2000 BCE -220 CE) | Confucius Institute | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Take a look at the resource material on China. -keith

Source: Chinese History I: Antiquity to Early Imperial (2000 BCE -220 CE) | Confucius Institute | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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MAYOR SUPPORTS NATIONAL EFFORT TO COMBAT HATE, EXTREMISM AND BIGOTRY

Mayor Chris Beutler has signed onto a statement supporting the Mayors Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry.   The Compact was created by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USMC) in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Lincoln prides itself on being a City that welcomes people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities and faith tradition,” Mayor Beutler said.  “What happened in Virginia is a stern reminder that we must all continue to oppose racism, bigotry and discrimination everywhere in America.  I applaud these two great organizations for coming together to promote justice and equality for all, two principles on which this nation was built.  As Mayor, I pledge to do all I can to rebuke hate and promote peace in our City.”

The Compact has 10 key components

  • Expressly rejecting extremism, white supremacy and all forms of bigotry
  • Denouncing all acts of hate wherever they occur
  • Ensuring public safety while protecting free speech and other basic constitutional rights
  • Calling for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes
  • Elevating and prioritizing anti-bias and anti-hate programs in our nation’s schools
  • Supporting targeted communities and bringing together civic and community leaders to build trust
  • Celebrating diversity, promoting inclusivity and challenging bias
  • Promoting Law enforcement training on responding to and reporting hate incidents, hate crimes and domestic terrorism
  • Encouraging residents in their communities to report hate incidents and crimes, including using hot lines and online tools
  • Maintaining civil rights enforcement and strengthening hate crime laws when necessary

The Compact statement reads in part, “Mayors and their cities must continue to be a beacon for inclusion, tolerance and respect for all.  We will continue to create stronger cultures of kindness and compassion in our communities and expect our federal and state partners to join us in this endeavor.”

More information on the Compact is available at MayorsCompact.org.

The USCM is the official nonpartisan organization for cities with a population of 30,000 or more.   More information is available at USMayors.org.

Founded in 2013, the nonprofit, nonpartisan ADL is the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations organization.   More information is available at ADL.org.

InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2017 Media Releases Source: InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2017 Media Releases

How Prepared Are We As a Nation? | Survival Still, Emergency Drinking Water System | Survival Still

OUR GREATEST STRENGTH. We have a number of things that contribute to the preparedness of our country, from the great people, to the excellent training programs and even our wealth, but there is one thing that is more important than everything else; our interconnectedness. The overarching strength of our country’s emergency response is the fact that if one place goes down, countless others can respond to help the affected area. This interconnectedness comes down to one thing: communications.

Full article is found at the Source: How Prepared Are We As a Nation? | Survival Still, Emergency Drinking Water System | Survival Still

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