Superhuman Day

How do you celebrate Superhuman Day? We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. This year we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the 160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. And today we celebrate Superhuman Day. We all have a lot to celebrate! Todays episode describes Superhuman Day and starts with the inspiration of Ethan Hawke and Amanda Gorman. How will you celebrate?

Count Time Podcast – Superhuman Day

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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra – Superhuman Day!

Superhuman Day was first celebrated in 2016. A media company, Channel 4, came up with an extraordinary idea to highlight the extraordinary athletes at the Summer Paralympic Games. During the Paralympics in 2016, Channel 4 decided to run a campaign that acknowledged these underrated superhumans and their amazing achievements.
Labor Day in the United States is a celebration with deep historical roots, commemorating the contributions and achievements of the labor movement. This holiday, observed on the first Monday of September, serves as a testament to the triumphs of the American workforce and their fight for better working conditions, fair wages, and improved quality of life.
Labor Day’s origins can be traced back to the late 19th century when American workers (including children) faced harsh working conditions, excessively long hours, and insufficient pay. The labor movement, spurred by activists, unions, and workers’ organizations, began to gain momentum. One significant milestone was the Haymarket affair of 1886, which marked a turning point in the fight for fair labor practices and the right to organize. As the labor movement grew, so did its impact on the nation’s social and economic landscape.
Labor unions played a pivotal role in advocating for workers’ rights. They negotiated with employers to secure reasonable working hours, safer working conditions, and better compensation. One of the most notable achievements of the labor movement was the establishment of the eight-hour workday. This achievement, alongside other labor reforms, symbolized the workers’ resilience and determination to secure a better future for themselves and their families.
Hymn for the Hurting by Amanda Gorman

Everything hurts,
Our hearts shadowed and strange,
Minds made muddied and mute.
We carry tragedy, terrifying and true.
And yet none of it is new;
We knew it as home,
As horror,
As heritage.
Even our children
Cannot be children,
Cannot be.

Everything hurts.
It’s a hard time to be alive,
And even harder to stay that way.
We’re burdened to live out these days,
While at the same time, blessed to outlive them.

This alarm is how we know
We must be altered —
That we must differ or die,
That we must triumph or try.
Thus while hate cannot be terminated,
It can be transformed
Into a love that lets us live.

May we not just grieve, but give:
May we not just ache, but act;
May our signed right to bear arms
Never blind our sight from shared harm;
May we choose our children over chaos.
May another innocent never be lost.

Maybe everything hurts,
Our hearts shadowed & strange.
But only when everything hurts
May everything change.