Happening in the World: The new royal baby has been named Louis Arthur Charles, a huge shock to everyone who didn’t know the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant again. Prince Louis is fifth in the line of succession after his sister Charlotte thanks to the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act, which protected women’s claim to the throne. Yay for imperial feminism and congrats to Princess Kate! (CNN)
Happening in the US: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama, had its grand opening yesterday. The museum, dedicated to preserving the history of lynching and racial trauma from antebellum America to the Black Lives Matter movement of today, is a $15 million private project by Bryan Stevenson, a 1995 MacArthur grant recipient. (Washington Post)
Happening in NYC: Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a letter of cease-and-desist to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), threatening further legal action for the aggressive methods. Cuomo’s statement was prompted by the over 200 arrests made in an ICE operation earlier this month. (NPR)
Happening on Campus: “1968 in 2018: Geographies and Temporalities of Mai 68” will be held in Buell Hall from 1:00 to 5:30 PM. The event will reflect on how the 1968 revolutions and resistance shape the activism of today, expanding the usual Paris to New York line to include Dakar, Tunis, and Madagascar. More information on the event can be found here.
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i had to use this uncomfortable Cuomo pic because lynching was too much via Wikimedia Commons