To everyone out there who is afraid of what has happened, and what may, know this: We will support you
The mayor-president is not a bad man, but his June “proclamation” is very, very bad.
The library is the front line. We at Acadiana Queer Collective cannot stand silently while it actively silences the voices of our siblings who stand in harm’s way.
The library’s Reconsideration Committees are now designed to ban any book anyone decides needs to go. It will remake the library as we know it.
Architect Stephen Ortego proposes variations on the I-49 Connector plan that he argues are more city-friendly — and cheaper, too.
Vermilionville’s artisans survived multiple CEOs, museum directors, boards and mayors, along with their administrations. They are the voice of the village and what brings it to life. We must protect them.
Currently, the biggest detriment to the library system is the overstepping of boundaries by these new untrained and politically motivated board members.
Racism against Asian Americans is a Lafayette problem, too
A strong library system is essential to the growth of Lafayette. So rather than shrink library services, the city-parish government and the library board need to sit down with industry, education, tourism, the arts, and law enforcement, and explain what the library does for each of them.
Each February, we hear stories of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights icons. We must also talk about trailblazers in our own families.
A doctor recounts the play-by-play of his bout with COVID-19. ‘You’ll be thinking about your mortality. You will pray your symptoms resolve soon.’
I have not attributed these statements to the people who made them, and there is one example that I cannot even include; it’s so unbelievable. If you recognize your own words here, I only regret that I did not act then and call you out.