Pappas Post: Hellenic Heritage Foundation Gifts $1.4 Million for Greek Archives. “York University in Toronto will expand its physical archive and establish a digital archive highlighting the experiences and history of the Greek diaspora in Canada, thanks to a $1.4 million CAD gift from the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. The university will change the name of its archives from the Greek Canadian History Project to the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Greek Canadian Archives in recognition of the donation, which will last over five years.”
Travel Agent Central: Black Travel Alliance Launches “History Of Black Travel” Website. “Black Travel Alliance, in partnership with Tourism RESET, has launched a new website ‘History Of Black Travel,’ with an aim to educate the public on how the African diaspora has traveled across the globe, progressively making their mark within the travel industry, from centuries past to the present day.”
OperaWire: African Diaspora Music Project Seeks to Diversify Arts Programming. “In order to facilitate research, performance, and appreciation of African Diaspora music, Dr. Louise Toppin has launched the African Diaspora Music Project, an online database which currently offers 4,000 songs…. The growing database is designed to help companies and artistic administrators with diversifying their repertoire of works, providing access to scores, recordings, and research materials.”
The Verge: How the Hmong diaspora uses the world’s most boring technology to make something weird and wonderful
The Verge: How the Hmong diaspora uses the world’s most boring technology to make something weird and wonderful. “Even on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the radio lines were busy. Other people might send a card or go out for a family breakfast, but on Hmong radio shows, you waited your turn to speak into the ether, to tell strangers across the world about your parents. Some were living, some already dead, and others were still missing years after the war. No matter the specifics, almost every speaker cried, whether in longing, regret, or simply for the foreign feeling of saying out loud what a mother or father meant to them. But what could these strangers listening know about this grief, contained for so long and finally given a place to expand and breathe?” Was “weird” really necessary for this headline?