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Good News This Week: March 2, 2024 - Park, Trees, & Free Tuition

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Join this Wikipedia 'Edit-a-thon' to celebrate Women's History Month right from your couch

The Smithsonian American Women’s History museum is addressing Wikipedia's gender gap by hosting a free "Wikipedia Edit-a-thon" to create and edit articles about inspiring women.
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9 Best TED Talks To Watch During Women's History Month

This Women's History Month, learn from some of the world's most daring women leaders — and their TED Talks.
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Jessie Simmons: How a schoolteacher became an unsung hero of the civil rights movement

Denials in work applications set Jessie up to fight an important battle for justice for Black educators at a time when many were being pushed out of the teaching profession.
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Nebraska invests $20 million in Malcolm X museum, honoring Black history icon

Legendary Civil Rights leader Malcolm X will be honored at the site of his birth and in the Nebraska Hall of Fame.
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How do you talk to your kids about climate change? Just ask 'Future Chicken'

The new kid's education platform helps combat climate anxiety with lessons, games, shorts, and more.
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Hank & John Green's 'Project for Awesome' raises $3.5M for charity, breaks record

Hank and John Green’s annual charity livestream, Project for Awesome, has become a cornerstone of their online community. 
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AI deepfakes give a voice to victims of gun violence — and uses them to demand action from lawmakers

On the anniversary of the 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun law advocates have launched an AI project that leverages the voices of young people killed by guns to call elected officials. 
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A crowd of people looks on in awe during the M3F Music Festival

Meet M3F, the Phoenix music festival that donates 100% of its profits to charity

Since 2004, the M3F Music Festival has donated over $4 million to local Phoenix charities, all while bringing music lovers together.
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TikTok's 'Mychal the Librarian' is set to guest star in upcoming 'Ms. Rachel' episode

At the end of February two beloved creators are coming together to collaborate as Mychal the Librarian joins Ms. Rachel on her “Songs for Littles” Youtube show.
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8 scientifically proven benefits of reading good news

Incorporating good news into your media consumption leads to a more well-rounded and optimistic perspective with numerous benefits.
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Jennifer Garner continues advocacy for Indigenous communities by visiting school, state house in New Mexico

The actress and Save the Children ambassador engaged with local schools, shared traditional meals with Navajo leaders, and advocated for state funding.
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