In the Streets; On the Walls: Archiving, Activism, & the Urban Art Mapping Street Art Database (Western Michigan University)

Western Michigan University: In the Streets; On the Walls: Archiving, Activism, & the Urban Art Mapping Street Art Database. “The Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database is a crowdsourced, activist archive of street art created in the context of the ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality…. Join guest scholars Heather Shirey and David Todd Lawrence, co-directors of Urban Art Mapping Research Project, and learn about the ways that artists and writers have used walls, posts, streets and boards as sites for vernacular communicative acts and explore the goals, challenges and applications of a crowd-sourced archive of protest art in the community.” September 15th, Webex, free.

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day

Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day. “The Smithsonian will host its first annual Educator’s Day Friday, Sept. 17. The free full-day virtual event will bring together museum educators and teachers from across the country to explore opportunities to collaborate, learn from one another and discuss the future of education. The day will include plenary sessions and more than 30 breakout sessions between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Pre-K–12 teachers across the country are invited to participate in this inaugural event.”

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Join thousands of journalists learning about ‘product thinking’ in Knight Center’s new free online course. “Six thousand people from around the world have just started the Knight Center’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to learn about ‘product thinking,’ an emerging discipline in journalism that has had an impact on media outlets that have moved from being mono-product to multi-product companies. ‘Product Strategies for Journalism: How to align editorial, audience, business and technology,’ began on Aug. 23, but there’s still time to register and catch up!”

US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool

US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool. “The Census Bureau’s new visualization and extraction tool empowers users to engage this rich, sub county-level source of information about the critical first step in construction – the building permit. This webinar will demonstrate how anyone – academic researchers, builders, contractors, mainstream media – can engage this tool to understand building permit trends across one or multiple markets.”

Search Engine Journal: How to Use GMB Posts & Facebook Events for Local Marketing

Search Engine Journal: How to Use GMB Posts & Facebook Events for Local Marketing. “Looking for new ways to market to a local audience? Google My Business Event Posts and Facebook Events are two great ways to get a little extra exposure. In this article, you’ll learn how to utilize Google My Business Posts and Facebook Events to gain extra exposure for your local business or clients.”

EIN Presswire: New website connects older adults to engaging activities available nationwide (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN Presswire: New website connects older adults to engaging activities available nationwide (PRESS RELEASE). “A Mighty Good Time… is a new website for adults 50+ that features in-person, virtual, and phone-accessible events from a variety of hosts across the U.S. It’s now easier than ever for older adults to find experiences that help them stay social, active, and engaged as they age! The site is FREE for those seeking activities.” I did a few tests and while I couldn’t find in-person events many places, there were lots and lots and LOTS of virtual events.

Engadget: Google Calendar invites now let you choose to attend events virtually

Engadget: Google Calendar invites now let you choose to attend events virtually. “Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, businesses and offices have started asking their employees to go into the office a handful of times a week. It can be challenging to plan meetings for hybrid workplace environments, though, when people are physically present in office premises on different days and at different times. That’s why Google has updated the RSVP feature for Calendar that’ll make it more suitable for flexible workplace models.”

Fox 5 San Diego: Real-life ‘ticket master’ has been collecting stubs for more than 40 years

New-to-me, from Fox 5 San Diego: Real-life ‘ticket master’ has been collecting stubs for more than 40 years. “Russ Havens is a real-life ticket master who has been collecting tickets for more than 40 years. ‘I realized those tickets were cool because they not only get you in the game, but they’re also like a little time-stamped keepsake of when you were there, who you were with,’ Havens said.”

University of Dayton: “Fake News” and the First Amendment

University of Dayton: “Fake News” and the First Amendment. “Please join three of the America’s leading First Amendment scholars, Helen Norton, Jonathan Varat and Eugene Volokh on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. (EDT), for an online panel discussion of a potential state statute banning fake news.” The event is free but requires registration.

Emory University: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to give free Emory University reading online

Emory University: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to give free Emory University reading online. “Current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the position, will read her poems at an event hosted by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on Saturday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Although this is normally a large, annual, in-person event — part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series — Harjo’s program will be online due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.” The event is free but registration is required.

Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Series of Virtual Programs as Part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Series of Virtual Programs as Part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival. “The Smithsonian American Art Museum is collaborating for the eighth year in a row with the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a series of virtual cherry blossom-themed public programs from March 20 to April 11. The museum’s virtual suite of cherry blossom family activities and celebrations is part of its popular online Family Zone series, designed to spark learning, creativity and appreciation for the arts.”

State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history

State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history. “During the month of February 2021, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering three virtual programs streamed live on the Web. Two of these programs will be presented in commemoration of National African American History Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions that the Black community has made to the culture and history of the United States. All programs are free and open to the public.”

The Economist: Lessons from the year of online events

The Economist: Lessons from the year of online events. “In many respects, organisers of online events have to do the same things as ever, such as attracting a great speaker line-up and advertising the event to the right people. But when the audience has gathered and the mics go live, many things are very different. So what lessons have been learned in 2020 that can be applied to virtual events in future? We asked dozens of organisers and attendees for their input on what works, what doesn’t and what has made them go ‘wow’. Here’s what they told us.”