Some greenery and community news for FWOC.
Happening in the World: Flooding from Typhoon Haikui has reached record-breaking numbers in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The cities had approximately eight inches of water overnight, and six inches of water in one hour by Friday morning, which the Hong Kong Observatory reports as the most rain in one location since their record keeping began in 1884. The flooding is severely damaging public transportation, with video footage showing one subway station completely submerged, much to the surprise of the passengers. Evacuation is underway for nearly 3,000 residents. (NYT)
Happening in the US: Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro has been convicted of contempt of Congress Thursday evening. In February of 2022, Navarro was served with a subpoena by a US House of Representatives select committee and refused to comply with the request to testify or release any documentation. He is the first senior White House advisor to be charged with contempt, and could face up to a year in prison for each count of criminal activity. (BBC)
Happening in NYC: Despite historic struggles with New York City government, Bushwick City Farm is facing community needs head-on. Volunteers seek to support the growing migrant community living near the garden with communal food, prayer spaces and weekly activities, including garden movie nights. Activist and community garden founder Bill di Paola discusses the collective effort and leadership needed to create these green spaces, and how the popular gathering spaces are crucial to community survival. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Are you interested in joining a club? Are you interested in meeting all the clubs? Come to the Activities Day Fair in front of Butler from 12 to 4 pm! All information will be located at the center of College Walk during the Activities Day Fair. Please contact Undergraduate Student Life at email@example.com for further information.
You and your best friends starting a community garden via Pixnio