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Spirit of Justice: Holocaust Memorial Day, 01/27/23

By Kelly Roberts It happened.  It was tragic.  All of humanity suffered—but none more than the Jewish people.  This month marks so many important remembrances for those committed to social justice, and Greystone honors Holocaust Remembrance Day this January 2023. Holocaust Memorial Day Resources For those who have just a minute or two to remember, … Continued

Spirit of Justice: October 2022

By Bob Millikan This month, our Spirit of Justice Team is highlighting two important focuses for October.  The first is Tackling Hunger Month, which encourages people to provide food for those in need of daily meals. Greystone will help in this effort with our Rise Against Hunger event Sunday, October 2, where we will pack … Continued

The International Day of Peace

On September 21, the United Nations will recognize The International Day of Peace, a day for “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples” by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. Each year, the day is given a theme that reflects current issues; the 2022 theme is … Continued

Spirit of Justice-Juneteenth, 6/19/22

By Joanne Thompson It was on or near the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd that I first heard the word Juneteenth. As I read more and more about Juneteenth from media sources, I realized that this African American holiday has been celebrated for over 150 years! I was 71 years old, yet I … Continued

Spirit of Justice: Women’s History Month

By Bob Millikan We are celebrating women’s history this month by highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Women’s History Month is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. Susan B. Anthony It seems very appropriate to start with Susan B. Anthony. She was … Continued

Spirit of Justice: Black History Month

As February ushers in fun holidays and traditions like Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and the Lunar New Year, it also offers the opportunity to recognize those who played a central, but often underrepresented role in US history. From February 1 through March 1, we observe Black History Month, a chance to celebrate and … Continued