Nov. 25: Butterflies and the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

The International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women has its start in the heroic but tragic tale of Minerva, María Teresa, and Patria Mirabal.  Three sisters who, along with their husbands, openly opposed the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in … Continue reading Nov. 25: Butterflies and the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Sept-19: Presidents, Show Men and Mad Men

September 19th is marked by President Washington’s Farewell address (which was only printed, never delivered) and the death of President Garfield from an assassin’s bullet.  It is also marks the revocation of Charlie Chaplin’s re-entry permit by the U.S. government, the … Continue reading Sept-19: Presidents, Show Men and Mad Men