An edition to the list of World Heritage sites, protests in Libya, a Latin Night Market and more in today’s Bwoglines!
Happening in the World: Hundreds of protesters gathered in Derna, Libya last night in response to the city’s lack of warning for last week’s devastating flood. Residents say they were not properly warned for the severity of the flood and not instructed to evacuate. Demonstrators gathered at the Shaba Mosque, demanding the firing of top government officials. The home of Abdulmenam al-Ghaithi, Derna’s mayor, was burnt to the ground. Although the flood has been deemed a natural disaster by some members of the government, many analysts say the broken dam that caused the flood had not been properly maintained. (BBC)
Happening in the US: The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, a network of ancient Native American ceremonial mounds in Ohio was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites today. The Ohio History Connection and several indigenous tribes campaigned to get the earthworks recognized for their unique cultural significance. Constructed around 2 thousand years ago, the eight sites comprising the earthworks spread across 90 miles. The list of World Heritage sites covers famed locations around the world, including Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China. (AP)
Happening in NYC: The city’s first Latin Night Market will begin on Friday on Dyckman Street in Inwood. The event will include food, live music, and dance performances. Hosted by MASC Hospitality Group, the market will run from 4 pm until 10 pm. Around 40 vendors will supply a wide range of cuisine from around the Hispanic diaspora. (The Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: A panel will be hosted today discussing the role of the fashion industry in climate change. Experts from different facets of the fashion industry will speak about policymaking, materials, sustainable design, and business practices. Moderated by Sally Qiu, the panel will take place online from 11 am to 12:30 pm.
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks via Flickr