Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

A new social contract for global climate justice

Pakistan contributes less than one percent to the global greenhouse gas emissions perpetrating climate change, yet one-third of the country was recently inundated with “biblical” floods that killed hundreds and displaced millions. If we’re to move towards a sustainable future in the wake of such tragedies, the response will require more than just infrastructure repairs and a return to the status quo, says columnist Huma Yusuf. She shares a vision for global climate diplomacy where the countries responsible for pollution pay reparations for the damage they’ve caused, while developing countries bring forward a clean, green future.
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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Recipe

This fudgy and delicious chocolate brownie recipe comes together with one bowl in just a few minutes! You’ll love the flavor and texture so be forewarned, it’s best to invite some friends over when you make a batch because portion control is quite difficult around them.
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Exercises for Better Sleep

For many of us, it can be hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. These exercises will help relax your mind and muscles to provide you with better sleep. Try them out for 10 days and see how the quality of your sleep changes!
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A Curated Look at Beaches | National Gallery

Sarah Herring, Associate Curator for Post 1800 Paintings, discusses paintings showing beach views, including those by Degas, Monet and Constable.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Hocus Pocus Watch Party -Saturday, October 29: 1:00pm – 3:30pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Get into the spirit of Halloween with your three favorite witches and a pinch of magic.
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Climate Change and Digital Technology – How do they intersect and what can we do about it? – Tuesday, November 1: 6:30pm – 7:30pm –  Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library – Second Floor

Laura Sigelmann, Program Specialist in the Technology Division at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will explore how digital technologies are affecting the climate crisis.
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Monthly Meditation – Wednesday, November 2: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.
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Senior Living in Alexandria” – Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy – Thursday, November 17 at 10 am  at Beatley Central Library

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a “Senior Living in Alexandria” workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” on Thursday, November 17 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. SSA is fortunate to have as its speaker Stephen Hammond, a family historian in the Northern Virginia area. It is a free event with light refreshments, and is open to the public.
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