AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich —Students and community members gathered today at Alpena Community College to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.The discussion, led by Instructor Matt Dunckel, covered Race as a Cultural Construct.The talk educated attendees about the origins of racism, and debunked myths that enforce its validity.Instructor Dunckel said during his lecture, “Scientific racism is a part of our inheritance as well, and there’s a pseudo–science that evolved around skin color.”Some participants in the discussion expressed the importance of honoring Dr. King’s legacy and making needed strides to a more inclusive society.ACC student Miya Ayala says “I think it’s important because he fought for civil rights for everyone, not just a certain race or debunking certain races. He was fighting for everyone.”Another student, Ashley Bridgewater, says, “It gets us together to really realize how many rights we have and how people still don’t have the rights in other countries, or even in our country today.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, discussion, Dr. King, Martin Luther King, MLK DayContinue ReadingPrevious Digital license plate coming to Michigan soonNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, January 22
JOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds says surgical abortions are included in her temporary ban on elective and non-essential surgeries to preserve medical supplies in the midst of a pandemic.“Making sure that we have the personal protective equipment to care of those Iowans who are on the front lines serving Iowans and those in need,” Reynolds says, “…to make sure that we have our health care providers and our first responders healthy so they can take care of Iowans.”The governor’s proclamation put a halt to all scheduled elective and non-essential surgeries in Iowa until April 16th.“Everyone is making is making sacrifices,” Reynolds says. “Everyone.”Planned Parenthood officials say they are assessing the governor’s action. The organization is suing Texas over a similar order that bans medication abortions as well as surgical abortions. Current Iowa law bans abortions after 20 weeks in a pregnancy, unless the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.