Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Know Your Rights discussion :: Saturday March 18

Here’s what’s going on in Morton Grove on Saturday: Know Your Rights discussion and address from Senator Dick Durbin.
Saturday, March 18
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Muslim Education Center
8601 N. Menard Ave.
Morton Grove, IL
What do you do if you are detained a the airport/border crossing?
Visited by ICE?
Asked about immigration status?
Bullied at school?
What are students’ rights?

Sessions for students and adults/non-students will offer some answers.

Senator Dick Durbin to speak at 1:45 p.m.

Click here to learn more.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Most Wanted and Decorated Woman of WWII: Nancy Wake

Nicknamed "The White Mouse", during World War II, Nancy Wake found herself on the Gestapo's most wanted list, then after the war, she was the war's most decorated Allied woman. She received the British George Medal, the American Medal of Freedom, the French Legion d'Honneur, and three Croix de Guerres.  She was made a member of the Order of Australia.

Not caring much about awards, Wake sold off her medals. When asked why she sold a trio of Croix de Guerres, she said, "There's no point in keeping them… I'll probably go the hell and they'd melt anyways."

She lived to be 98 years old.

I find her story inspiring.

In an interview, at the age of 89, Wake appeared to have lost none of her fighting spirit. "Somebody once asked me: 'Have you ever been afraid?' Hah! I've never been afraid in my life," she said. 

Hmm. I wonder.

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