Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Making Global Labor Fair

Auret van Heerden talks about the next frontier of workers’ rights — globalized industries where no single national body can keep workers safe and protected. How can we keep our global supply chains honest? Van Heerden makes the business case for fair labor. Click here.

Easy Apple Crisp

In this video, turn the season’s bounty of apples into a comforting dessert that is easy to make. Click here.

Improve your Balance in 5 Minutes!

Fitness expert, Julie Robinson, has dedicated her career to motivating thousands of people to keep active so they can enjoy healthier, happier lives. Check out this short video with exercises on how to improve your balance. Click here.

The Frick Museum’s “Where in the World?”

In this episode of “Where in the World?,” Curator Aimee Ng discusses the use of gold in a rare painting by Duccio. Signifying both a sacred realm and material riches, the precious metal has a history intertwined with trade, conquest, and colonization in
West Africa and beyond.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

Cooking with Kole – Saturday, September 4: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!
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Just How Old is the World’s Oldest Ham? – Thursday, September 9: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Join Mike Holtzclaw – curator of the Isle of Wight County Museum in Virginia – to learn the tasty and true story behind the world famous Smithfield hams, including the one that became famous.
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One Day University Lecture Series Presented by AARP: How Music Shapes the Brain – Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm EST

In this lecture, neuroscientist and opera singer/director, Dr. Indre Viskontas, will illustrate the wide-ranging power of music to shape our brains, heal our pain and strengthen our communities. Click here to register.

Remembering 9/11: A Conversation of Hope, Loss and Resilience – Thursday, September 9 at 7 pm EST

As we mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, men and women who experienced the terrorist attack in New York City firsthand will reflect on the impact it has had and share the valuable life lessons they’ve learned in the years since then. Moderated by journalist Steven Greenhouse, author of “Voices of 9/11” in the Aug/Sept issue of AARP The Magazine.
Click here to register.
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