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Articles from the September 21, 2021 edition

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  • New Research At Harvard Shows Psychological Harms Of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Last A Lifetime

    Daniel Rold, Protect Children Outreach Campaign|Sep 21, 2021

    Children have a right to be free from harmful cultural practices that can negatively influence their life. We may placate ourselves by claiming that a child won't remember, however, modern science has confirmed that early life trauma leaves permanent life altering damage and that the earlier in life trauma is experienced, the more damaging the influence. Children forced to undergo genital cutting will suffer lifelong physical damage, sexual damage as well as mental and emotional damage even if...

  • Santa Monica to Refund 3,500 Street Sweeping Parking Tickets, But You Have to Ask For It

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Sep 21, 2021

    September 17, 2021 The Santa Monica City Council agreed to refund 3,500 parking tickets that were issued between August 30 and September 3 because the city had told the public tickets weren't going to be given until the first week of September. "This is unheard of," City Councilmember Phil Brock told The Observer in an interview. It was his motion on Tuesday night to refund the tickets, which he said were given inappropriately. "On one block alone ten parking tickets were given," he said. If...

  • The Dances With Films Festival August 26-September 12, 2021; 'The Art of Protest' Opening Night Film

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2021

    The 24th Annual Dances with Films Festival was held at the TLC Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, had an exciting opening night world premiere film 'The Art of Protest' on Thursday August 26, 2021. There was an opening night "Meet the Filmmakers" gala at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom. Let's Get Physical, the 24th Annual Dances With Films was founded by Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent. Dances With Films was established to support those voices that need to be heard, memoirs to be shared and...