Now more than ever we must stand together, promote love and unity in our community and set an example for small towns across the nation. We have the opportunity to use our voice for the greater good and empower all minorities, cultures and colors to ...
Now more than ever we must stand together, promote love and unity in our community and set an example for small towns across the nation. We have the opportunity to use our voice for the greater good and empower all minorities, cultures and colors to stand up for justice for all. Americans are capable of great courage and kindness.
Some of the most powerful films exemplify how we can honor and celebrate diversity as well as educate us on the history of America. Below is a list of thought provoking and powerful films you can watch and learn from.
“Selma” (2014) is a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his pursuit for equal voting rights, centered on the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The film, starring David Oyelow as the late Dr. King, follows the true story of the famous activist embarking on a dangerous three-month campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, culminating in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Feel free to watch the film anytime you’re in need of some major inspiration.
It’s time to pull out your tissue box, folks. “Loving” (2016) is based on the real-life love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple that got married in the 1960s. At the time, it was illegal for them to wed in their home state of Virginia due to miscegenation laws, and they traveled to DC to tie the knot after Mildred realized she was pregnant. Soon after, the Lovings were arrested, put on trial and banned from the state of Virginia for their apparently illegal union. They refused to give up their fight to live in the state though, and their perseverance and love eventually led them all the way to the Supreme Court, whose unanimous decision led to the end of the country’s last remaining segregation laws.
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Summer time is notorious for some of the biggest blockbuster hits in history! The season has officially started in Chelan and although things are different this year, we still have all the summer feels. Looking for a little inspiration to set your summer mood? Here’s a few of the most nostalgic summer time films that will have you ready to jump in the lake!
Memorial Day has always meant so much to our Valley. It’s when we honor those who died for their country by having our annual Memorial Day Parade, it’s the kick off to summer and it’s pure nostalgia for all locals and visitors alike.
Although it is going to look quite different this year, we can still honor our War heroes through incredible film. Below are a few of our favorites from the top 45 list of The Greatest American War Movies Ever. We hope you are able to enjoy one of these stories this weekend and get inspired.
To all of those who have lost a loved one who died fighting for our country’s honor, we acknowledge you and your War Hero like the ones on these films! Happy Memorial Day!
We hope that you are all keeping well, and supporting each other, during these extraordinary times. The Ruby team keeps busy doing projects inside and outside the Ruby while we are closed. You will see a few happy changes when we re-open. And the Ruby is also working with Riverwalk Books and other generous donors to provide a new book for all elementary school students (over 800 students) in Manson and Chelan. You can find the “Keeping Kids Reading” program presented on Riverwalk Books’ Facebook page.
It’s inspiring and fun to witness the many amazing stories unfolding all around us. This week we want to share with you some memorable stories about bringing out the best in people… and lions, tin man and scarecrow too. Challenges met with hope, faith, courage, kindness, determination and more…to inspire us to create our own stories of greatness.