Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why Indigenous Forest Guardianship is Crucial to Climate Action

Indigenous communities have looked after their ancestral forests for millennia, cultivating immense amounts of knowledge on how to protect, nourish and heal these vital environments. Today, 470 million Indigenous people care for and manage 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity — yet their legal rights to these lands are inexplicit and subject to exploitation by illegal loggers, miners and companies. Human rights lawyer Nonette Royo describes how her team at the Tenure Facility communities secure and defend 50 million hectares of forests over the next five years.
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Spring Vegetable Soup – Everyday Food with Sarah Carey

This is a recipe bursting with spring flavors — and tons of vegetables!
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Four Stretches to do Every Day

Physical Therapist Margaret Martin demonstrates four stretches you must do everyday to increase your flexibility.
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The History of Mother’s Day

Find out about the ancient roots and modern history of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Cooking With Kole – Saturday, May 7: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!
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Line Dancing Basics – Tuesday, May 10: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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Senior Health and Fitness Fair – Thursday, May 19 – 10 am to 12 Noon – Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria

This year’s Senior Health and Fitness Fair is pleased to be back in person with a fun program including:
*Interactive program by the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
*Healthy cooking demonstrations
*Exercise with Rodney Bates – a senior-fitness favorite of the Alexandria Recreation Dept.
*Blood pressure and Glaucoma screenings.
Click here to register, or call 703-836-4414 ext. 110.

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