Honoring food, education, and history is the name of the game today.
Happening in the World: The Michelin awards have come to Canada! Yesterday, 13 restaurants in Toronto were revealed to have been given a coveted Michelin star, a sign of culinary excellence. Over seventy restaurants in total were recognized, though some have pointed out that the majority of those who received actual stars were men working with western European and Japanese cuisine. Vancouver is the next stop on Michelin’s list. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Los Angeles has announced its plans to memorialize an 1871 massacre of Chinese residents as part of its continuing grappling with the violent parts of the city’s past. The city is open to ideas for the design of the memorial. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: In a surprise visit, Cardi B returned to her Bronx middle school on Tuesday and announced a $100,000 donation to the school to fund arts programming. Her visit comes as she has been doing work with various back-to-school events in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. (Gothamist)
Happening in our Community: The Harriman Institute, ever offering incredible events, is hosting a book talk with David Wolff, the author of Sugihara Chiune and the Soviet Union, which explores the 2000 Japanese transit visas given to stranded Jews in Lithuania following the invasion of Poland at the beginning of World War II and the Stalin-approved travel across the Soviet Union necessary to fulfill them. The talk takes place today from 12 to 1:30 pm, and you can register here.
Image of UCLA (since, well, Los Angeles) via Bwarchives