DHAng Good Reads: Blue, White, And Read

Sarina EhrgottBlog

Towns once connected by railroads look to historic revitalization, arts, and culture. Native American women have their eyes on statehouses and Congress. The Kabul Bookmobile. Conversations about race.

Our World: The work we do as a department, as done by others around the globe.

  1. Children in Kabul have a new library on wheels, thanks to a 25-year-old graduate student and a donated blue bus: http://bit.ly/2prBQBd (AP)
  2. Native American women filing for office at record numbers: http://nyti.ms/2IE6mAI (NYT)
  3. Photos of early Native American life displayed at Maynard Dixon Home in St. George.

Race Matters: Uncomfortable but worthwhile reads, especially for those working with organizations in small towns.

  1. The author of a comprehensive, decade-long academic study of rural Americans explains his findings in this interview. The questions are as interesting as the answers, especially for anybody still trying to understand the political reasons why Trump won. http://bit.ly/2u0PeSB (Vox)
  2. National Geographic is devoting an entire issue to race in America: http://on.natgeo.com/2pr5bMl. One story examines how rural whites feel increasingly left behind as the country becomes more diverse: http://on.natgeo.com/2poQudh.

On Track: Railroad towns look the future.

    1. Mt. Pleasant Considers Developing Former Depot Site: http://bit.ly/2G8c4w7 (KSL)
    2. Helper has gone from railroad boom town to arts haven: http://bit.ly/2GLxPQo(Utah Stories)