As a 20-something living in New York City, Chelsea Luger tried out more fitness classes than you can imagine."I really should have started a blog about that," she laughs on a call to mbg. But when Luger started to think a little more critically about where this passion for movement was coming from, an idea for a much larger project began to take shape."One day it clicked that there's a direct connection between my interest in fitness and my traditional culture," says Luger, a Native American who grew up
School food inclusivity rally (@safest) We as faith leaders are most privileged to cooperate on a project that will benefit our respective communities. For far too long, students who follow religious dietary guidelines have found their public school cafeteria lacks sufficient accommodation in the food offered. Typically students who require a kosher or halal meal have very limited options in school lunch offerings, often choosing to eat nothing. At this time in history, with persistent and growing incidents of discrimination based on religious and racial animus, New York City...
Six years ago, local children’s author Jane Zalben was in line at Brooklyn’s classic Sahadi’s purchasing ingredients for Rosh Hashanah while a woman wearing a hijab stood in line next to her. Zalben marveled at the experience – how a Middle Eastern grocer could provide food specialties for two distinct religions. Her newly published picture […]
Just about every culture in the world is represented in New York City. But so many people are still misunderstood, which can cause confrontations or worse. The city is trying to fix the problems, starting in the classroom.