American culture – Conservative Petitions http://conservativepetitions.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:20:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://conservativepetitions.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile.png American culture – Conservative Petitions http://conservativepetitions.com/ 32 32 Lio Rush On If Pro Wrestling Embraces African American Culture https://conservativepetitions.com/lio-rush-on-if-pro-wrestling-embraces-african-american-culture/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:32:35 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/lio-rush-on-if-pro-wrestling-embraces-african-american-culture/ From Mark Henry to Booker T to Bobby Lashley to African-American-only factions like “Hit Row Records” and “The New Day,” the wrestling industry, in general, has made a huge progress with all ethnicities among the best talents. Currently, WWE and All Elite Wrestling have African American talent holding championship gold and it has been that […]]]>

From Mark Henry to Booker T to Bobby Lashley to African-American-only factions like “Hit Row Records” and “The New Day,” the wrestling industry, in general, has made a huge progress with all ethnicities among the best talents.

Currently, WWE and All Elite Wrestling have African American talent holding championship gold and it has been that way for several years, with stars like Bobby Lashley, Big E and Scorpio Sky recently holding major championships.

During an exclusive Wrestling Inc. interview with Editor Nick Hausman, Rush offered his thoughts on how the wrestling industry is currently embracing African American culture.

“I think the business is moving forward, it’s not moving as fast as a lot of people would like, but I definitely think it’s moving forward,” Rush said. “A step forward is a step forward, you know what I mean? So I like where it’s going right now, where it’s headed, you can see where it’s headed and where progress is being made.

Rush thinks we’re starting to see more African American talent being showcased “in every promotion,” not just AEW, WWE, and Impact.

“You start to see how talented we are, you start to see how marketable we can be and that’s a beautiful thing,” Rush said. “You see so many different characters and so many different layers of what an African American talent is. We’re not just a music artist or we’re not just a thug. I like to see the direction in the development of the character of black professional wrestlers in wrestling right now.

As for the rest of his career, the 27-year-old has a new EP [extended play] album titled “Not Found 2″mout now. Rush last wrestled in January for PWG at the Battle of Los Angeles pay-per-view against AEW Superstar Buddy Matthews. His expired contract with AEW expired earlier this year and the star has yet to make an appearance for another company since, although he is currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

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San Diego Loyal Jersey, a tribute to Mexican-American culture https://conservativepetitions.com/san-diego-loyal-jersey-a-tribute-to-mexican-american-culture/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:53:34 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/san-diego-loyal-jersey-a-tribute-to-mexican-american-culture/ The USL San Diego Loyal team unveiled their third jersey for the 2022 season. Made by Charly Fútbol, ​​the design is striking and, at the same time, a wonderful tribute to Mexican-American culture. Introducing the “Siempre Leal” kit celebrating Mexican and Mexican American strength, culture and tradition. DETAILS: https://t.co/15wzNDFssf@CharlyFutbol | #SiempreLeal pic.twitter.com/i3Gl0wnXZH — San Diego […]]]>

The USL San Diego Loyal team unveiled their third jersey for the 2022 season. Made by Charly Fútbol, ​​the design is striking and, at the same time, a wonderful tribute to Mexican-American culture.

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Named “Siempre Leal“(‘Always Loyal’), the jersey combines a few pleasant shades of green and brings a nice pattern with the club’s initials.

The graphic details are not random. According to the team and the brand, everything is inspired by Talavera’s handmade and sustainable traditional Mexican tiles, like those you can see in the fountain in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

Inside the neck, the jersey bears the motto “True to the Ground”, while on the back there is space to showcase the work of the Chicano Federation, a non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide empowerment opportunities to underresourced communities.”

By the way, San Diego Loyal’s commitment to its community doesn’t end there. The club donates 10% of all jersey sales in support of the Chicano Federation.

“The Latino community is an integral part of San Diego County,” said Liz Ramirez, CEO of the Chicano Federation of San Diego County. “We are honored to be part of San Diego Loyal’s Siempre Leal jersey which showcases the vibrancy of our community and we will give back by donating 10% of sales to our organization.”



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American culture is destroying itself and the planet, says leading activist Bill McKibben https://conservativepetitions.com/american-culture-is-destroying-itself-and-the-planet-says-leading-activist-bill-mckibben/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:49:33 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/american-culture-is-destroying-itself-and-the-planet-says-leading-activist-bill-mckibben/ WASHINGTON — Back when green was just a color rather than a movement, Bill McKibben was on the front lines of the environmental wars. After graduating from Harvard in 1982, he worked at The New Yorker but eventually quit to publish “Nature’s End” in 1989, a book that established him as a leading thinker on […]]]>

WASHINGTON — Back when green was just a color rather than a movement, Bill McKibben was on the front lines of the environmental wars. After graduating from Harvard in 1982, he worked at The New Yorker but eventually quit to publish “Nature’s End” in 1989, a book that established him as a leading thinker on the damage that human activity is causing to the planet – and to future generations of humans.

Since 2001, he has taught at Middlebury College in Vermont and published books, including the most recent “The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon”. A memoir of sorts, the book is best explained by its own subtitle: “A grizzled American looks back on his suburban childhood and wonders what the hell happened.”

Environmentalist Bill McKibben.

Bill McKibben was one of the speakers at an Earth Day event hosted by the Center for Earth Ethics in April. (Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Although unromantic about the past, McKibben is particularly appalled by the American present, wondering how we became “a society strained by grim racial and economic inequalities, where life expectancy was falling even before a pandemic deepens our divisions, on an overheated planet whose physics the future is dangerously in question.

McKibben spoke to Yahoo News from his home in Vermont about what he said was a great day. It was humid in Washington, D.C., where climate change won’t be long make the weather similar to what Mississippi is experiencing today.

Yahoo News: You write about the neighborhood. What is it and why is it important?

Bill McKibben: I use several different words to refer to the same thing, that is, the feeling that we belong to communities as large as our species and as small as our neighborhood. During my lifetime, we encountered the extremely radical idea that our only duty was really to ourselves, perhaps our family.

It was the key switch. Jimmy Carter represented one world and Ronald Reagan the other. We have made a decisive choice.

For you, is the neoliberal turn the disastrous one that brought us here?

It goes beyond simple neoliberal economics. When I talk about Christianity, I think that’s what happened there too, from the community to the resolute attention of evangelicals to my Lord and personal saviour. We found ourselves in a very transactional and hyper-individual world in many ways.

I may have misinterpreted, but I don’t think you see this solely as the project of philosophical conservatives.

There were definitely seeds of it that came out of the 60s too. “Do your own thing” had Ayn Rand (an influential novelist and philosopher) at some level as well.

If, in a sense, our whole society is complicit in this arrangement, could it be that most people just want to live this way?

It’s possible. It’s a very interesting question. It’s clear that human nature contains both things, doesn’t it? There’s a pull to a kind of selfishness, and that evolutionary biologists can explain. But there’s also an appeal to a kind of sense of community and connection that, again, even evolutionary biologists can explain. Good working societies keep these things in balance right down to the idea that you might need a gun because you had to have a well-regulated militia. But it’s a very different world from the world where everyone decides they want their own AR-15 because that’s what freedom means.

There’s a lot in your book about debts that need to be paid. Can you explain this concept?

We have arrived at this extraordinary period of simply unimaginable wealth creation. But we now understand some of the costs, the expenses of others. Whether there are people in our own society excluded from the economic escalator or people whose lives are turned upside down by the carbon we have dumped into the atmosphere by becoming so prosperous.

I’m old-fashioned enough to think that debts owed should be paid off.

Often debts are only repaid if there is some compulsion to do so, right?

It’s true. In this case, there is no method to force it. That’s why we write books and we organize and so on. And appeals to people’s conscience, which is not a totally fruitless appeal.

But should the government be more muscular in these areas?

Sure. But ‘government’ is just another way of saying ‘we all work together’. So unless we come to a consensus within our society that we should do these things, the government will not do them.

What I’m trying to say is that some progressives have shown their frustration with democracy. They cannot impose these changes you write about, but they recognize their necessity.

Yes, and if we had perhaps an alternative to recommend to democracy, perhaps it would be worth thinking about, but probably not for me. Because, as the book points out, I grew up in Lexington, Mass., and had the idea that democracy matters imprinted on me from an early age.

You start the book with a very poignant image of what it was like growing up there. I guess house prices have gone up, well, not literally exponentially, but dramatically.

I would say literally. The house my parents bought for $30,000, or about $200,000 in today’s dollars, sold last year, and the last person who bought it paid $1 million for it. dollars and immediately tore it down, and on that narrow footprint of land built something that looks like a cross between a college and a medium-security prison.

Exponential is the only word to describe the speed at which house prices have risen. And that’s the definition in the sense of unearned income. People were just in the right place at the right time.

And what does that mean? What is the proliferation of wealth represented by real estate and stocks, what does it do to society?

This makes permanent the divisions and inequalities that existed when you got on the escalator. It ensures that people who weren’t able to get on the escalator at the bottom never make it back. The numbers are really quite remarkable on what happened to, for example, the wealth gap between white and black Americans during this period.

Are racial reparations necessary?

Yeah. I mean who knows what we’re gonna call them? And I am well aware that saying this is a great gift for right-wing politicians. Are you talking about them? But in terms of justice, there is no doubt.

I think that’s the underlying reason why people are so mad that someone is teaching racism in public schools. It’s not because I think people worry about their kids being burdened with guilt. Children are smart. The children studied history for a long time and did very well. It’s because people feel guilty themselves and don’t want to have to think about it. Because why would you want to think about it?

What would it say to you about this country if Trump or someone like him were elected in 2024?

The body rallied to fight the virus once. But clearly, it has weakened us even further to do so, and it doesn’t seem like the body politic is particularly strong or able to fight those fevers again. We will see. But, I mean, that would be a sign, I think that fever hadn’t gone down.

Can you explain the relationship between the cultural issues, the political issues you write about in this book and the climate work you have been doing for many years now?

The ideological framework we have lived in since Reagan was absolutely perfect for constantly expanding our demands on the environment and absolutely toxic for finding a way to curb the climate crisis.

These decades were a time when the United States uniquely possessed extraordinary leverage due to its wealth and superpower status. …and all that leverage has been used in the wrong direction when it comes to climate change.

Are you pessimistic about the future?

Well, look, the title of the very first book I wrote about all this when I was 27 or something was “The End of Nature.” So I’m not a Pollyanna. But I’m also, you know, I spend all day as a volunteer and an organizer, and I wouldn’t do this if I decided it was no use. I’m not stupid either. I’ll keep going as long as I can make a plausible argument that it’s worth it, and if I can’t, then I’ll retreat to the back porch to drink bourbon.

What kind of bourbon do you like?

What do you have?

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Sakom Massage and Wellness shares Native American culture while creating a safe space for people to heal https://conservativepetitions.com/sakom-massage-and-wellness-shares-native-american-culture-while-creating-a-safe-space-for-people-to-heal/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:00:33 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/sakom-massage-and-wellness-shares-native-american-culture-while-creating-a-safe-space-for-people-to-heal/ Located in the heart of Lodi, Wisconsin, Willow Tree Wellness is home to several like-minded wellness professionals who provide health services to the general Lodi Valley community. Upon entering the center, customers are greeted with an array of merchandise, from handcrafted jewelry to healthy snacks and juices, as well as the 9 wellness professionals and […]]]>

Located in the heart of Lodi, Wisconsin, Willow Tree Wellness is home to several like-minded wellness professionals who provide health services to the general Lodi Valley community. Upon entering the center, customers are greeted with an array of merchandise, from handcrafted jewelry to healthy snacks and juices, as well as the 9 wellness professionals and their businesses, whose services range from yoga to various types of therapy. Among these entrepreneurs, you will find Stephanie McCutchin, a passionate healer and certified yoga instructor.

McCutchin owns Sakom massage and well-being, who, along with her newly adopted pup Lola, the Sakom welfare dog, is dedicated to helping clients through physical and emotional transitions. As a relatively new company, Sakom was established in 2020, an achievement McCutchin never thought possible some 12 years ago when she quit pursuing her massage therapy education to take up a corporate job. . After years of working in a management position within the organization where she worked, a change in management reignited her interest in returning to school to become a massage therapist.

“Being an adult learner was tough, but I wouldn’t have changed a thing,” McCutchin says. “Honestly, when I went to school, I didn’t go to school to open my own business. My thought was that I really wanted to work with a chiropractor. But the way it all landed when it opened here at Willow Tree Wellness, it all fell into place.

Stephanie McCutchin saysHaring his Native American culture has been a very important part of Sakom, which takes its name from the Menominee word meaning “to be safe and to be at peace.”

Although the creation and establishment of Sakom was not in his plans, McCutchin still explains that the process was organic and natural. By allowing her heart to guide her through her journey, McCutchin was able to create a safe space for people to heal and work through different physical, emotional and spiritual transitions. Along with the support of her friends and family, she credits her late father, a Menominee Native American, with playing an important role in her business.

When McCutchin started school to become a massage therapist, before the idea of ​​starting his own business even came into play, his father died suddenly the following month. It was through her grief that she felt her father supported and guided her in building Sakom.

“After he passed, I was always so proud to be Native American,” McCutchin says. “Not only have I grown and learned more about my own culture, and maybe it’s because he’s gone now and I feel like it’s my responsibility, but I really enjoyed having a platform and space to share some of the Native American culture with people who may not know it.

McCutchin explains that sharing his Native American culture has been a very important part of Sakom, which takes its name from the Menominee word meaning “to be safe and to be at peace.” Whether through a newsletter or a Facebook post, McCutchin hopes to connect its clientele and audience to its rich culture and history, which also allows it to better promote physical well-being, emotional and spiritual through its services.

Services provided by Sakom include 30, 60 and 90 minute session options tailored to individual client needs. McCutchin believes that all humans are unique beings with different bodies, different emotional states, and different needs that vary from day to day. For this reason, Sakom clients can expect to set individual goals for what is needed in their healing journey, before engaging in a therapeutic session which may incorporate aromatherapy, cupping, stretching and reflexology.

Ultimately, McCutchin believes Sakom is rooted in love and surrounded by light. She hopes her work can serve as a light that connects people across the community.

“What excites me is helping people reconnect with themselves. Because in the end, it’s not me who “fixes” them, is it? It’s a process and I’m here to help people through that process,” McCutchin says. “I just look forward to connecting with the community, with clients, with people who are going through physical, spiritual and emotional transitions, who are on a journey of healing and wellness. I am so honored to be a part of this trip.


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Celebrating American culture and the spirit of originality, Lee® sponsors the Bonnaroo® Music & Arts Festival 2022 | Company https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrating-american-culture-and-the-spirit-of-originality-lee-sponsors-the-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-2022-company/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:23:12 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrating-american-culture-and-the-spirit-of-originality-lee-sponsors-the-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-2022-company/ GREENSBORO, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2022– The iconic American denim and casualwear brand is ready to take part in one of the country’s most beloved cultural events. Lee® will serve as the category sponsor of the 2022 bonnaroo ®Music and arts festivalwhich runs June 16-19 in Manchester, Tennessee. Lee® is kicking off its sponsorship tonight with […]]]>

GREENSBORO, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2022–

The iconic American denim and casualwear brand is ready to take part in one of the country’s most beloved cultural events. Lee® will serve as the category sponsor of the 2022 bonnaroo ®Music and arts festivalwhich runs June 16-19 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Lee® is kicking off its sponsorship tonight with a private cocktail reception at the new Soho House in South Nashville’s artsy district. Located in the Sock Room from 7-10 p.m., the event features a performance by chart-topping sensation, singer-songwriter Tai Verdes, offering an exclusive preview of his upcoming show at Bonnaroo®.

“Live music is back, and we’re thrilled to have Tai Verdes create this special performance,” said Brigid Stevens, Global Vice President of Marketing, Lee®. ” Lee® has always celebrated originals – those who go their own way and create their own success – and Tai embodies that personality. His music has a sense of optimism and positivity that the world needs right now.

Lee® will continue to showcase the spirit of originality at Bonnaroo with a dual presence for attendees and performers. A custom patch station behind the scenes will provide artists and performers with unique apparel. Meanwhile, at Centeroo, festival-goers will leave their mark on a one-of-a-kind work of art: the Original Lee Tree. The tree stands over 12 feet high by 24 feet wide and is made with over 900 square feet of scrap metal Lee® Jeans. Participants will help this life-size “blue willow” grow by decorating leaves to add throughout the festival.

“As a brand that has been woven into music and culture for decades, we are thrilled to join Bonnaroo as this summer’s festival sponsor,” said Stevens. “Bonnaroo is distinguished by showcasing avant-garde musical and artistic talent from diverse backgrounds. This diversity corresponds to Lee®’s value to serve the many, not the few. We look forward to seeing guests interact with the tree – which serves a purpose of providing shade as well as a very engaging experience.

In addition to these activities, Lee ® and Bonnaroo have held a nationwide raffle to send 10 lucky guests to the four-day festival, which will feature headliners such as Machine Gun Kelly, Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Herbie Hancock, Gryffin, J. Cole, The Chicks and Tool. The brand has also created a special Lee® x Bonnaroo tee, now available for sale on Lee.com.

About Lee®

Lee®a Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB) brand, is an iconic American denim and casualwear brand. Lee® The collections of include a unique range of jeans, trousers, shirts, shorts and jackets for men, women and boys. Founded by HD Lee® and backed by over 130 years of design and craftsmanship, Lee® Motion-inspired innovations, versatile styling and superior fit continue to inspire generations of brand loyalists. For more information, please visit www.lee.com.

About Tai Verdes:

Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Verdes was an essential worker at a Los Angeles store, posting videos of his songs on TikTok. Her single, “Stuck in the Middle”, quickly took off and reached No. 1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart. Since its release at the end of May 2020, it has since been viewed more than 3 billion times and praised by The New York Times as one of the “best songs of 2020”. His first album, TV, reached #3 Billboard Heatseekers album and Spotify debut album #5.

Verdes’ follow-up single, “AOK,” amassed over 1.3 million TikTok creations, earning it number 1 on Billboard Emerging Artists Chart. It landed at #12 on the Pop Radio Top 40 and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tai performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TODAY show, as well as Lollapalooza 2021 and will perform at Bonnaroo 2022.

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Celebrating American culture and the spirit of originality, Lee® sponsors the Bonnaroo® Music & Arts Festival 2022 https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrating-american-culture-and-the-spirit-of-originality-lee-sponsors-the-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-2022/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:23:00 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrating-american-culture-and-the-spirit-of-originality-lee-sponsors-the-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-2022/ GREENSBORO, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The iconic American denim and casualwear brand is set to take part in one of the country’s most beloved cultural events. Lee® will serve as the category sponsor of the 2022 bonnaroo® Music and arts festivalwhich runs June 16-19 in Manchester, Tennessee. Lee® is kicking off its sponsorship tonight with a private cocktail […]]]>

GREENSBORO, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The iconic American denim and casualwear brand is set to take part in one of the country’s most beloved cultural events. Lee® will serve as the category sponsor of the 2022 bonnaroo® Music and arts festivalwhich runs June 16-19 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Lee® is kicking off its sponsorship tonight with a private cocktail reception at the new Soho House in South Nashville’s artsy district. Located in the Sock Room from 7-10 p.m., the event features a performance by chart-topping sensation, singer-songwriter Tai Verdes, offering an exclusive preview of his upcoming show at Bonnaroo®.

“Live music is back, and we’re thrilled to have Tai Verdes create this special performance,” said Brigid Stevens, Global Vice President of Marketing, Lee®. “Lee® has always celebrated originals – those who go their own way and create their own success – and Tai embodies that personality. His music has a sense of optimism and positivity that the world needs right now.

Lee® will continue to showcase the spirit of originality at Bonnaroo with a dual presence for attendees and performers. A custom patch station behind the scenes will provide artists and performers with unique apparel. Meanwhile, at Centeroo, festival-goers will leave their mark on a one-of-a-kind work of art: the Original Lee Tree. The tree stands over 12 feet high by 24 feet wide and is made with over 900 square feet of scrap metal Lee® Jeans. Participants will help this life-size “blue willow” grow by decorating leaves to add throughout the festival.

“As a brand that has been woven into music and culture for decades, we are thrilled to join Bonnaroo as this summer’s festival sponsor,” said Stevens. “Bonnaroo is distinguished by highlighting avant-garde musical and artistic talent from diverse backgrounds. This diversity corresponds to Lee®’s value to serve the many, not the few. We look forward to seeing guests interact with the tree – which serves a purpose of providing shade as well as a very engaging experience.

In addition to these activities, Lee® and Bonnaroo have held a nationwide raffle to send 10 lucky guests to the four-day festival, which will feature headliners such as Machine Gun Kelly, Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Herbie Hancock, Gryffin, J. Cole, The Chicks and Tool. The brand has also created a special Lee® x Bonnaroo tee, now available for sale on Lee.com.

About Lee®

Lee®a Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB) brand, is an iconic American denim and casualwear brand. Lee®The collections of include a unique range of jeans, trousers, shirts, shorts and jackets for men, women and boys. Founded by HD Lee® and backed by over 130 years of design and craftsmanship, Lee®Motion-inspired innovations, versatile styling and superior fit continue to inspire generations of brand loyalists. For more information, please visit www.lee.com.

About Tai Verdes:

Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Verdes was an essential worker at a Los Angeles store, posting videos of his songs on TikTok. Her single, “Stuck in the Middle”, quickly took off and reached No. 1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart. Since its release at the end of May 2020, it has since been viewed more than 3 billion times and praised by The New York Times as one of the “best songs of 2020”. His first album, TV, reached #3 Billboard Heatseekers album and Spotify debut album #5.

Verdes’ follow-up single, “AOK,” amassed over 1.3 million TikTok creations, landing it number 1 on Billboard Emerging Artists Chart. It landed at #12 on the Pop Radio Top 40 and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tai performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TODAY show, as well as Lollapalooza 2021 and will perform at Bonnaroo 2022.

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Celebrating American culture and the spirit of originality, Lee® sponsors the Bonnaroo® Music & Arts Festival 2022 https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrating-american-culture-and-the-spirit-of-originality-lee-sponsors-the-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-2022-2/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:23:00 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrating-american-culture-and-the-spirit-of-originality-lee-sponsors-the-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-2022-2/ The brand kicks off festival season tonight with a private party at Soho House Nashville featuring a performance by Tai Verdes GREENSBORO, NC, June 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The iconic American denim and casualwear brand is set to take part in one of the country’s most beloved cultural events. Lee® will serve as the category sponsor of […]]]>

The brand kicks off festival season tonight with a private party at Soho House Nashville featuring a performance by Tai Verdes

GREENSBORO, NC, June 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The iconic American denim and casualwear brand is set to take part in one of the country’s most beloved cultural events. Lee® will serve as the category sponsor of the 2022 bonnaroo® Music and arts festivalwhich runs June 16-19 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Lee® is kicking off its sponsorship tonight with a private cocktail reception at the new Soho House in South Nashville’s artsy district. Located in the Sock Room from 7-10 p.m., the event features a performance by chart-topping sensation, singer-songwriter Tai Verdes, offering an exclusive preview of his upcoming show at Bonnaroo®.

“Live music is back, and we’re thrilled to have Tai Verdes create this special performance,” said Brigid Stevens, Global Vice President of Marketing, Lee®. “Lee® has always celebrated originals – those who go their own way and create their own success – and Tai embodies that personality. His music has a sense of optimism and positivity that the world needs right now.”

Lee® will continue to showcase the spirit of originality at Bonnaroo with a dual presence for attendees and performers. A backstage custom patch station will provide artists and performers with unique apparel. Meanwhile, at Centeroo, festival-goers will leave their mark on a one-of-a-kind work of art: the Original Lee Tree. The tree stands over 12 feet high by 24 feet wide and is made with over 900 square feet of scrap metal Lee® Jeans. Participants will help this life-size “blue willow” grow by decorating leaves to add throughout the festival.

“As a brand that has been woven into music and culture for decades, we are thrilled to join Bonnaroo as this summer’s festival sponsor,” said Stevens. “Bonnaroo stands out for highlighting cutting-edge musical and artistic talent from diverse backgrounds. This diversity aligns with Lee®’s value to serve the many, not the few. We look forward to seeing guests interact with the tree – which offers a purpose of providing shade as well as a very engaging experience.”

In addition to these activities, Lee® and Bonnaroo have held a nationwide raffle to send 10 lucky guests to the four-day festival, which will feature headliners such as Machine Gun Kelly, Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Herbie Hancock, Gryffin, J. Cole, The Chicks and Tool. The brand has also created a special Lee® x Bonnaroo tee, now available for sale on Lee.com.

About Lee®

Lee®a Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB) brand, is an iconic American denim and casualwear brand. Lee®The collections of include a unique range of jeans, trousers, shirts, shorts and jackets for men, women and boys. Founded by HD Lee® and backed by over 130 years of design and craftsmanship, Lee®Motion-inspired innovations, versatile styling and superior fit continue to inspire generations of brand loyalists. For more information, please visit www.lee.com.

About Tai Verdes:

Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Verdes was an essential worker at a Los Angeles store, posting videos of his songs on TikTok. Her single, “Stuck in the Middle”, quickly took off and reached No. 1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart. Since its release at the end of May 2020, it has since been viewed more than 3 billion times and praised by The New York Times as one of the “best songs of 2020”. His first album, TV, reached #3 Billboard Heatseekers album and Spotify debut album #5.

Verdes’ follow-up single, “AOK,” amassed over 1.3 million TikTok creations, landing it number 1 on Billboard Emerging Artists Chart. It landed at #12 on the Pop Radio Top 40 and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tai performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and TODAY show, as well as Lollapalooza 2021 and will perform at Bonnaroo 2022.

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Latin American culture is about to take over Vancouver https://conservativepetitions.com/latin-american-culture-is-about-to-take-over-vancouver/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 19:26:00 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/latin-american-culture-is-about-to-take-over-vancouver/ Business owner and community advocate Town: Ottawa Native country: Pakistan Sadaf Ebrahim is a proud Canadian of Pakistani origin and currently serves the community as President of the Canada-Pakistan Association (National Capital Region). His elevation to current status speaks volumes about his diligent efforts and commitment to the community. Initially, after immigrating, she did odd […]]]>

Business owner and community advocate

Town: Ottawa

Native country: Pakistan

Sadaf Ebrahim is a proud Canadian of Pakistani origin and currently serves the community as President of the Canada-Pakistan Association (National Capital Region). His elevation to current status speaks volumes about his diligent efforts and commitment to the community. Initially, after immigrating, she did odd jobs and struggled with her husband to earn a decent living, but now she is a successful business owner. She has been a strong supporter of local small business and has promoted hundreds of small businesses in Ontario over the past few years.

To help protect the environment from the disastrous effects of plastic, Ebrahim started a movement called Green Help to not only fight climate change, but also to empower new immigrant women by offering them part-time jobs to make fabric shopping bags.

During the tough times of the pandemic, Ebrahim supported and promoted local small businesses through social media and his TV shows. She also made it possible to deliver groceries to seniors in her community during the early days of the pandemic.

Ebrahim strives to use all available platforms to raise awareness of various community issues and to organize fundraising campaigns through the Canadian People’s Television Channel. She has raised awareness of mental health through an annual Mother’s Day campaign for the past three years. She has also successfully raised funds for organizations such as the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Cure Women & Children in Bangladesh and CHEO Foundation.

As an active member of the community, Ebrahim attends as many events and functions as possible to stay close to the community. In recognition of her efforts, Ebrahim was the first Pakistani to receive the Order of Ottawa (2021). She has also been honored with the following awards and honours:

  • Ambassador of PAGE (Pakistan Alliance for Girls’ Education)
  • Ontario Ambassador for Shaukat Khanam Cancer Hospital
  • Fundraising Appreciation Award for the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Foundation
  • Immigrant Entrepreneur Award by the City of Ottawa in 2017
  • Canada 150 Award in 2017
  • CBET Appreciation Award from Canada-Bangladesh Education Trust in 2019


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The Recorder – Montague Examines the Feasibility of a Proposed Native American Culture and Heritage Center https://conservativepetitions.com/the-recorder-montague-examines-the-feasibility-of-a-proposed-native-american-culture-and-heritage-center/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 22:47:39 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/the-recorder-montague-examines-the-feasibility-of-a-proposed-native-american-culture-and-heritage-center/ MONTAGUE — A Boston-based cultural conservation organization has proposed a feasibility review of what could become a Native American cultural and heritage center at the former Strathmore Mill complex, the Montague Economic Development and Industrial Corp announced Wednesday. (MEDIC). Preliminary review by Elevativ LLC would focus on four areas to determine the feasibility of such […]]]>

MONTAGUE — A Boston-based cultural conservation organization has proposed a feasibility review of what could become a Native American cultural and heritage center at the former Strathmore Mill complex, the Montague Economic Development and Industrial Corp announced Wednesday. (MEDIC).

Preliminary review by Elevativ LLC would focus on four areas to determine the feasibility of such an idea, which was first discussed last summer: a site overview, project history research, a review of market context and development of project schedule. Elevativ anticipated that the full review would take eight to ten weeks, at a cost of $18,000.

Before such a review can be undertaken, however, the city would need to explore funding options and finalize its Canal District Master Plan, according to city planner Walter Ramsey.

The proposed project would preserve and restore the historic mill infrastructure that is a hallmark of Montague, likely to be based on Building 11 between 8 and 20 Canal St. – the only Strathmore Mill building deemed structurally sound enough to retain. The entire mill complex consists of former power stations that have been owned by the city for about a decade.

MEDIC members have previously pointed out that the motivation to achieve this vision is twofold: to preserve the city’s history and to contribute to reparations for indigenous peoples. The goal would be to work closely with the local tribes during the planning process and give them some level of brand agency.

Elevativ founder Elena Kazlas made it clear in an email to Ramsey and MEDIC member James Mussoni that Montague and her company share similar goals.

“Elevativ is passionate about guiding cultural projects to achieve positive socio-economic impacts within their communities,” Kazlas wrote in his email.

The organization, founded in October, builds on similar cultural preservation work. Kazlas noted that previously she had focused on “telling the Indigenous cultural story of a site” with work on the Tucson Origins Heritage Park, a 25-acre “cultural heritage campus and community” area in Arizona town. Kazlas said switching gears to complete a comparable mission in a very different setting is exciting.

“The site is wonderful,” she writes.

Within the four focus areas of the feasibility study, Elevativ hopes to assess aspects such as the historical significance of the site, storytelling potential, natural and architectural features, city investment in the site, potential economic, the next steps and an estimated budget for the following phases. of work.

So far, MEDIC has not yet signed anything regarding an agreement. Before doing so, Mussoni said, the city should request a full building assessment to confirm structural feasibility. Ramsey added that there is still some general planning to do.

“I think we need to get the master plan process in place and then have that part…as the next step,” Ramsey said.

He also said Montague should figure out how to fund the project.

“I would have to find a source of funding,” Ramsey said. “It is possible that we will find grants.”

MEDIC Chairman Richard Ruth added, regarding the cost of the $18,000 exam, “we can always bring that to the town hall.”

Reach Julian Mendoza at 413-772-0261, ext. 261 or jmendoza@recorder.com.


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Celebrate Native American Culture at the Indigenous Peoples Festival and More Fun Around Seattle https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrate-native-american-culture-at-the-indigenous-peoples-festival-and-more-fun-around-seattle/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://conservativepetitions.com/celebrate-native-american-culture-at-the-indigenous-peoples-festival-and-more-fun-around-seattle/ What happens from June 10 to 16? Celebrate Native American culture through art, song, dance, performance, food and more at Indigenous Peoples Festivalpresented in partnership by the Seattle Center Festál and the Seattle Indian Health Board. The festival is designed to provide visibility for Indigenous groups in Seattle, as well as to ensure Indigenous communities […]]]>

What happens from June 10 to 16?

Celebrate Native American culture through art, song, dance, performance, food and more at Indigenous Peoples Festivalpresented in partnership by the Seattle Center Festál and the Seattle Indian Health Board.

The festival is designed to provide visibility for Indigenous groups in Seattle, as well as to ensure Indigenous communities stay in the present, said Esther Lucero, president and CEO of the Seattle Indian Health Board.

“Often – and I think the festival reflected that in the past – we were more grounded in the past, almost as if we didn’t exist. I think it’s important to share our traditional and cultural ways of being and to know, but also to recognize that we are current, present and relevant today,” said Lucero, adding that this year’s festival “will ensure that visibility is clear that we are modern, contemporary and thriving.

This year’s Indigenous Peoples Festival features art, jewelry and clothing vendors, storytellers and comedians, as well as performances by the Blue Heron Canoe Family, White Hawk Family and others. Film screenings featuring work by First Nations cinematographers will also take place in the Seattle Center Armory loft, and Tacoma-based artist Asia Tail will host a gallery and screen prints.

This is also the first year the festival will feature a beer garden with beer from 210 Brewing Co., an Indigenous brewer, Lucero said. “For me, that’s an important statement to make because I think people associate Indigenous communities with concepts of alcoholism, and it’s really important for people to understand that we’re like any other community — that while we have some of these challenges, we also have some of the greatest strengths.

The Indigenous Peoples Festival comes at a time when Lucero sees a generational shift in leadership.

“We’re also starting to see a reconnection and synergies of energy between our community organizations dedicated to Indigenous peoples and, more importantly, we’re starting to really feel what solidarity with other communities of color looks like,” he said. she stated.

“I always love to come together and show how diverse we are within our Indigenous communities, not only here in Washington, but also nationally. So, I think that’s what I’m still most passionate about: celebrating our diversity and uniting us as a community.

The Indigenous Peoples Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 11 at the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheater (305 Harrison St., Seattle). Find more information on: sihb.org/events/2022-indigenous-people-festival

What else is going on

Here are some other events happening June 10-16 in the Puget Sound area. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please email your event details to weekend@seattletimes.com.

Sip & Tip Wine Walk — June 10

The Kent Downtown Partnership presents the Downtown Kent Wine Walk from 6-9 p.m. Sip local wines, listen to live music, shop small, socialize and more. Downtown Kent businesses will be offering wine tastings at select shops and Pacific Northwest wineries. The ticket includes 10 tastings, a program guide, a disposable wine glass and a bracelet. To buy tickets on line; $35/advance, $40/day. Location varies; 253-813-6976; downtownkentwa.com

Full Tilt 2022 — June 10-11

Join Evoke Productions for its 14th annual production of Full Tilt, an evening of new independent dance work at 7 and 9 p.m. The production will feature new work by six local choreographers: Amy J. Lambert, Bri Wilson, Elise Beers-AachixQaaduug, Jaime Waliczek, Laura Ann Smyth and Lucille Jun. The dancers are selected from two open auditions to perform at the NOD Theater in Seattle. To buy tickets on line; the price varies. 1621 12th Avenue, Seattle; evokeproductions.org

Lake-to-Lake Bike Ride — June 11

The Lake to Lake Bike Ride is a low-cost, family-friendly recreational bike ride that offers cyclists of all skill levels and abilities the opportunity to experience Bellevue by bike from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rides can choose between two different routes: a 9-mile loop for families or less experienced cyclists and a more challenging 24-mile loop with some hills. The event will include raffles, refreshments and giveaways for all attendees. Register on line; $15/advance, $20/day. 2432 148th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-452-6885; parks.bellevuewa.gov/ride

Saturday University: Charles Lang Freer — June 11

The Seattle Art Museum presents a Saturday University Hybrid Lecture with Kit Brooks (Associate Curator, Japanese Art Foundation, National Museum of Asian Art) to explore the legacy of collector Charles Lang Freer at 10 a.m. . Free coffee available. To buy tickets on line; $5. 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; seattleartmuseum.org

Whatcom this whey — June 11

Connect with dairy farmers in the Whatcom community and celebrate local agriculture 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Live a behind-the-scenes experience watching cow care, milking robots, farm-to-table and more , plus meet the cows and calves, learn about the art of cheese-making, try milk and cheese samples, and stop for an ice cream treat. Free. Location varies; wadairy.org/whatcomthiswhey

From Plow to Plate — June 11

Enjoy a 19th-century cooking contest and presentations on farm-to-table topics at the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can tour the vegetable garden, chicken coop, orchard and more, participate in pancake and egg and spoon races, enjoy a cooking contest and more. To buy tickets on line; $11/adult, $10/senior and military, $9/4-17, free/3 and under. 5519 Five Mile Drive, Tacoma; 253-305-1000; metroparkstacoma.org

Long Island Exploration — June 11

Join the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge for a hike on Long Island, a unique opportunity accessible only by boat. Explore an ancient coastal temperate rainforest with tall western red cedars and residual stumps on a 10 km round trip hike. Hike the trail at your own pace, reading interpretive signs and interacting with shelter staff and volunteers along the way. To buy tickets on line; $25. 3888 american highway 101 Ilwaco; friendsofwillapanationalwildliferefuge.wildapricot.org

Alex Graham and Phoebe Gloeckner Discuss “Dog Biscuits” – June 14

Seattle Public Library, Elliott Bay Book Co., and Fantagraphics Books present a conversation on “Dog Biscuits,” Alex Graham’s pandemic-inspired graphic novel, from 6-7 p.m. The conversation will be joined by trained medical illustrator, writer and designer Phoebe Gloeckner. and professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Register on line; free. spl.org

Plant CSI: The Trouble With Roses; Common Diseases and Pests — June 15

Discuss diseases and insect pests common to roses grown in the Pacific Maritime Northwest, including black spot, leaf rust, Sigatoka, powdery mildew, crown gall, cankers, rose mosaic virus and more via Zoom 6:30-8:15 p.m. on line; $35. botanicalgardens.uw.edu

Fifty Shades of Comedy — June 16

Island Comedy Productions’ Daryl Cox and Hugz & Cuddlez are hosting a comedy show dedicated to Seattle’s LGBTQ+ community at 9:30 p.m. The show is hosted by Hugz & Cuddlez founder Erez Benari and will feature comedians Sean Riccio, Andy Iwancio and headliner Steven Wilber. , along with an opening drag performance from Mizz Honey Bucket. To buy tickets on line; $17/presale, $20/day. 2322 Second Avenue, Seattle; st.news/50-shades


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