Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom

Civil rights leader and longtime US congressman John Lewis spent his life fighting for freedom and justice for everyone. In this illuminating conversation with lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson, Lewis discusses the essential importance of voting, shares encouraging words of wisdom for the generation of young people currently organizing in the struggle for racial justice and tells moving stories from his decades of making “good trouble.” Click here.

How to Make Minestrone Soup

See how easy it is to make this Italian classic Minestrone Soup.
Click here to get started. Delizioso!



Over 50 Dance to “Uptown Funk”

Here is a fun dance exercise video to get you moving!
Click here to have some fun.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

In 1963 on the March on Washington, Marin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech.” In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday, click here to listen to Dr. King.


Upcoming Alexandria Library

Digital Collections Around the World, Saturday, January 16, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Learn about online collections from museums, archives, and libraries around the world. Are you interested in learning about online resources from around the world? Each month, we will examine 2-3 websites where you can research art, primary documents, indigenous cultures, and world history. To register click here.

Burke Book Club – “A Walk in the Woods ” by Bill Bryson
Thursday, January 21, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Join us for a virtual discussion of Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.” Register by clicking here.


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