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PRESENTING

original drawings:

‘WHITE TULIPS’

left / center / right

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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original drawings:

‘WHITE TULIPS’

left / center / right

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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white Caran d’Ache pencil on heavyweight periwinkle blue paper

Each original drawing measures:

26″H x 18.5″W

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NOTE:

SPARROW

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/sparrow-fly-my-heart-free-catherine-l-johnson-2010-deafening-despair-call-and-response-the-sparrow-is-a-symbol-of-the-beloved/

SPARROW FLY MY HEART FREE Catherine L. Johnson 2010

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DEAFENING DESPAIR + CALL and RESPONSE

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“The sparrow is a symbol of the beloved.”

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24211 Catherine Johnson

‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’    Catherine L. Johnson   2022

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My Mother’s Garden                                                        Catherine L. Johnson   1998

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24211 Catherine Johnson

A LULLABY for the HEART of ALL Women and ALL Children       Catherine L. Johnson 2022

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For ALL WOMEN

who shaped and nurtured HEARTS

with 

GRACElove, kindness, faith, hope

– offering a SAFE  nest

when HEARTS are vulnerable

needing tenderness, a caress, and understanding.

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Mother’s Day 2022

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BE BRAVE_LULLABY_ CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

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‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/04/24/1092-%d0%ba%d1%80%d0%b8%d0%ba%d0%b8-%d1%81%d0%b5%d1%80%d1%86%d1%8f-cries-of-the-heart-%d0%bc%d1%83%d0%b6%d0%bd%d1%96%d1%81%d1%82%d1%8c-courage-%d0%bd%d0%b0%d0%b4%d1%96%d1%8f-hope/

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Mother’s Day

First lady Jill Biden visits Ukraine in rare trip to war zone

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/08/jill-biden-ukraine/

UZHHOROD, Ukraine — First lady Jill Biden crossed the border into Ukraine on Sunday, traveling to an active war zone in a rare move for the spouse of a sitting president.

Biden entered the country from Slovakia on Mother’s Day and met Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, who had not appeared in public since the Russian invasion began Feb. 24.

“I wanted to come on Mother’s Day,” Biden said before the start of a closed-door meeting between the two first ladies. “I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop, and this war has been brutal, and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine.”

Zelenska praised Biden “for a very courageous act” in coming to Ukraine.

“We understand what it takes for the U.S. first lady to come here during a war when the military actions are taking place every day, where the air sirens are happening every day, even today,” she said in Ukrainian through an interpreter.

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MOM_9JUNE_CLJ_MOTHERS_DAY_2017

For my Mom, my late Mother, my FOREVER

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Easter Vigil – Easter Sunday, Holy Week 2020 | Catholic Cemeteries &  Crematoria

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SUNDAY

UKRAINE

24 April 2022

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Ukraine war: Zelenksy's prayer for peace... while Putin prays for victory  on Orthodox Easter | Daily Mail Online

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Ukraine crisis: First US troops land in Poland as Xi backs Putin | Euronews

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крики серця / cries of the heart

 мужність / courage 

НАДІЯ / HOPE

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Twin Cities

a collective raising funds collaboration:

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‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’

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24211 Catherine JohnsonThe 14″ W x 11″ H poster

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24211 Catherine Johnson

The 17″ H x 11″ W poster

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100%

all  proceeds

for

HUMANITARIAN AID

to

UKRAINE

via

KRAMARCZUK’S

Minnesota’s Ukrainian American community

has organized a dedicated initiative to support Ukraine

https://kramarczuks.com/

🇺🇦🌻🇺🇦
https://m.facebook.com/Kramarczuks/

215 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

Phone 612-379-3018

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 NOTE:

ADDED Saturday DATES:

May 7th and May 14th

11am to 3pm

of

artist SIGNING the posters

at

Kramarczuk’s

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SATURDAY

Kramarczuk’s

23 April 2022

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Grandmother_ Kyiv_23April_KRAMARCZUK

 Grandmother of an Ukrainian family who fled Kyiv.

Her home was bombed and destroyed.

She drove 48 hours to Hungary

with her grandchildren

including a one month old infant

  and

her daughters

in her car.

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Putin’s bombs fell during and upon their escape route.

 She is shell shocked – traumatized.

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She was gifted 

by my friends who assisted me, Steph and Jan,

a poster 17″ x 11″

– image of the sunflower paper cutout and my lullaby poem.

🇺🇦🇺🇦🌻🇺🇦🇺🇦

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MayorFREY_me_MIKE_23April

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey – Ukrainian heritage (left),

artist (center),

co-owner of Kramarczuk’s Mike Gordienko (right)

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LENA_VLADIMIR_ME_23April

Lena, immigrant from Ukraine / married to Vladimir 

Vladimir, immigrant from Ukraine / married to Lena / my MedCab driver

Vladimir_CatherineMedCabdriver_5April2022

UKRAINE_CLJ_VLAD_25FEB2022

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/02/25/1080-stand-with-%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%a6ukraine%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%a6-smite-autocrat-putin-russian-militarists-smite-trumptraitors-of-democracy/

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12 April 2022

Featured in Minnesota’s StarTribune newspaper:

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-artist-sells-sunflower-poster-at-kramarczuks-to-raise-funds-for-ukraine-relief/600164281/

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14 April 2022

Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/04/08/1090-a-twin-cities-collaboration-a-lullaby-for-the-heart-of-ukraine-100-of-proceeds-for-humanitarian-aid-to-ukraine-%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%a6hope-empathy-action%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%a6/

Instagram post by Amy Klobuchar • Apr 15 2022 at 11 29pm UTC_edited-1

To view Minnesotans’ and Americans’ response
regarding

 ‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’

on the Senator’s updating Instagram and FB, please click below:

https://www.instagram.com/amyklobuchar/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=543493437132827&set=a.420881562727349

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Sen_Amy_Klobuchar_14April2022_Mark

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For the back story/catalyst and the organized collective collaboration of:

A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE

please click on link below and scroll down:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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SUNDAY

MINNESOTA

24 April 2022

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ORTHODOX_EASTER_marshMARIGOLD

HOPE

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/03/20/1088-20march2022-first-day-of-spring-hope-faith-renewal-wingcouragebreath-isla-elizabeth-a-lullaby-for-the-heart-of-ukraine/

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The Tips and Tricks to Perfect Pysanky Eggs | Martha Stewart

It is said that the

Hutzuls–Ukrainians

who live in the Carpathian Mountains of Western Ukraine

– believe that the fate of the world

depends upon the

PYSANKA.

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‘As long as the egg decorating custom continues,

the world will exist.

If, for any reason, this custom is abandoned,

evil will overrun the world.

If the number of pysanky created each year is low

the chains of evil are loosened

and

evil is free to wander the earth causing havoc and destruction.

If, on the other hand,

the number of pysanky has increased,

the chains of evil are tightened

and

good triumphs over evil for yet another year.’

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03/16/22 - GZERO Media

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UKRAINIAN_EASTER_EGG

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Ukraine crisis: First US troops land in Poland as Xi backs Putin | Euronews

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Twin Cities

collective collaboration:

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‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/04/08/1090-a-twin-cities-collaboration-a-lullaby-for-the-heart-of-ukraine-100-of-proceeds-for-humanitarian-aid-to-ukraine-%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%a6hope-empathy-action%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%a6/

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To read the press release, please click below:

PRESS RELEASE A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE

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12 April 2022

Featured in Minnesota’s StarTribune newspaper:

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-artist-sells-sunflower-poster-at-kramarczuks-to-raise-funds-for-ukraine-relief/600164281/

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limited edition posters signed by the artist, Catherine L. Johnson

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Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company

🇺🇦🌻🇺🇦
https://m.facebook.com/Kramarczuks/

215 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

Phone 612-379-3018

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Dates/ Time

Saturday, April 9   11am to 3pm

Saturday, April 16   11am to 3pm

Saturday, April 23   11am to 3pm

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100%

all  proceeds

for

HUMANITARIAN AID

to

UKRAINE

via

KRAMARCZUK’S

Minnesota’s Ukrainian American community

has organized a dedicated initiative to support Ukraine

https://kramarczuks.com/

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Owner of Kramarczuk's say Russia can't defeat Ukrainian soul

The Kramarczuk family

with Orest in the middle wearing a medal
for winning the national “America’s Classics” award.

https://www.audacy.com/wccoradio/news/local/owner-of-kramarczuks-say-russia-cant-defeat-ukrainian-soul

 

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24211 Catherine JohnsonThe 14″ W x 11″ H poster

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24211 Catherine Johnson

The 17″ H x 11″ W poster

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For the back story/catalyst and the organized collective collaboration of:

A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE

please click on link below and scroll down:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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Nearly two-thirds of Ukrainian children displaced by war, U.N. says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/04/12/unicef-children-displaced-ukraine/

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Ukraine Kids Killed in War Memorialized With Empty Strollers, Car Seats

Over 100 empty strollers

were placed outside the Lviv city council building

on March 18, 2022,

to highlight the number of children killed

in the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Alexey Furman/Getty Images

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OHCHR

Ukraine: civilian casualty update 20 April 2022

https://www.ohchr.org/en/news/2022/04/ukraine-civilian-casualty-update-20-april-2022

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Moms in Poland leave strollers for Ukrainian moms crossing the border - ABC  News

Moms in Poland leave strollers for Ukrainian moms crossing the border

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14 April 2022

Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar

Instagram post by Amy Klobuchar • Apr 15 2022 at 11 29pm UTC_edited-1

To view Minnesotans’ and Americans’ response
regarding

 ‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’

on the Senator’s updating Instagram and FB, please click below:

https://www.instagram.com/amyklobuchar/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=543493437132827&set=a.420881562727349

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Ukraine crisis: First US troops land in Poland as Xi backs Putin | Euronews

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Twin Cities

collective collaboration:

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‘A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE’

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To read the press release, please click below:

PRESS RELEASE A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE

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12 April 2022

Featured in Minnesota’s StarTribune newspaper:

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-artist-sells-sunflower-poster-at-kramarczuks-to-raise-funds-for-ukraine-relief/600164281/

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limited edition posters signed by the artist, Catherine L. Johnson

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Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company

🇺🇦🌻🇺🇦
https://m.facebook.com/Kramarczuks/

https://www.audacy.com/wccoradio/news/local/owner-of-kramarczuks-say-russia-cant-defeat-ukrainian-soul

215 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

Phone 612-379-3018

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Dates/ Time

Saturday, April 9   11am to 3pm

Saturday, April 16   11am to 3pm

Saturday, April 23   11am to 3pm

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100%

all  proceeds

for

HUMANITARIAN AID

to

UKRAINE

via

KRAMARCZUK’S

Minnesota’s Ukrainian American community

has organized a dedicated initiative to support Ukraine

https://kramarczuks.com/

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Owner of Kramarczuk's say Russia can't defeat Ukrainian soul

The Kramarczuk family

with Orest in the middle wearing a medal
for winning the national “America’s Classics” award.

https://www.audacy.com/wccoradio/news/local/owner-of-kramarczuks-say-russia-cant-defeat-ukrainian-soul

 

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24211 Catherine JohnsonThe 14″ W x 11″ H poster

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24211 Catherine Johnson

The 17″ H x 11″ W poster

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For the back story/catalyst and the organized collective collaboration of:

A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE

please click on link below and scroll down:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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Nearly two-thirds of Ukrainian children displaced by war, U.N. says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/04/12/unicef-children-displaced-ukraine/

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Ukraine Kids Killed in War Memorialized With Empty Strollers, Car Seats

Over 100 empty strollers

were placed outside the Lviv city council building

on March 18, 2022,

to highlight the number of children killed

in the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Alexey Furman/Getty Images

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Moms in Poland leave strollers for Ukrainian moms crossing the border - ABC  News

Moms in Poland leave strollers for Ukrainian moms crossing the border

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9APRIL_KRAMARCZUK_17x11posterSaturday, 9 April @ Kramarczuk’s

– a day of moving stories of heartbreak, kindness, and connection…

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Saturday, 9 April @ Kramarczuk’s with my Johnson side cousin, Susie! Beautiful.

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OUR

Minnesota State Outline Images – Browse 1,113 Stock Photos, Vectors, and  Video | Adobe Stock

SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR

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From: KRAMARCZUKS <info@kramarczuk.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 12:54 PM
Subject: Request from Senator Klobuchar
To: Nelson, Erika (Klobuchar

On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 12:53 PM Nelson, Erika (Klobuchar)

Hello, 

Thank you for taking my call earlier today. The Senator would like to stop by tomorrow (Thursday) and meet up with the artist Catherine L. Johnson to purchase one of her prints in support of Ukraine. She will not be in the metro on Saturday for the sale.

If you could reach out to the artist and see if she’s available I’d appreciate it.

Thank you 
Erika Nelson

State Director 
US Senator Amy Klobuchar

Kramarczuk Sausage Co. Inc.

215 E. Hennepin Ave. 

MPLS, MN 55414

(612) 379-3018

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14 April 2022

Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar

Instagram post by Amy Klobuchar • Apr 15 2022 at 11 29pm UTC_edited-1

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcYQ1ACOro1/

https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=543493437132827&set=a.420881562727349

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A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE

collective collaboration with our Senator Amy Klobuchar

Left to right:

Mike Gordienko, co-owner with Nick Kramarczuk,

me – Catherine L. Johnson, artist and social activist

Mark Jones, master printer and owner of Arts District Imageworks

* Not available – the family whose first grandchild the paper cutout was created to celebrate her birth, and the baby girl is the namesake of her late great-grandmother, Ukrainian – Canadian. The family made our collective collaboration become an action of empathy and support for Ukraine.

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A beautiful reunion between Orest Kramarczuk and the Senator.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Ketanji Jackson GIF - Ketanji Brown Jackson Ketanji Jackson Judge Jackson GIFs

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PERSEVERE.

SHE DID.

SHE DOES.

SHE IS.

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Jackson

wiped away tears

as she told an anecdote about a time

when she was feeling out of place

as a freshman at Harvard,

and

a stranger who was a Black woman

leaned in

as she walked by

and

said

PERSEVERE.”

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“I have long believed clarity and language matters”


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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
💪🏾👑💃🏿🌹🎯🔑🎊🏵️🏋🏾‍♀️🙌🏽⚖️❤️🇺🇸

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equanimity_F_2020_CATHERINELJOHNSONee-kwuh-nim-i-tee: F                                        Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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‘ee-kwuhnim-i-tee’

equanimity

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mental or emotional stability or composure,
especially under tension or strain;

calmness;

equilibrium;

serenity;

self-possession;

composure;

FREEDOM

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For further information on the

‘ee-kwuhnim-i-tee’

works,

please click on the links below:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/935-22-july-2020-ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee-a-b-c-2020-catherine-l-johnson-crossings/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/939-ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee-d-e-f-g-h-i-2020-catherine-l-johnson-life-is-wildernessenergy/

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Jackson’s

120-page ruling offers a brutal takedown of the White House’s beloved “absolute immunity” defense, which the judge describes as “baseless,” “a fiction that has been fastidiously maintained over time through the force of sheer repetition,” and as an idea that “simply has no basis in the law.” “To make the point as plain as possible, it is clear to this Court for the reasons explained above that, with respect to senior-level presidential aides, absolute immunity from compelled congressional process simply does not exist,” Jackson writes, claiming that the Justice Department’s insistence that it does exist “promotes a conception of separation-of-powers principles that gets these constitutional commands exactly backwards.” “In reality, it is a core tenet of this Nation’s founding that the powers of a monarch must be split between the branches of the government to prevent tyranny,” Jackson writes.

The ruling maintains that the Trump administration’s insistence that it’s shielded from oversight by the other two branches of government is antithetical to American democracy, as Jackson notes that the White House’s line of reasoning “is manifestly inconsistent with a governmental scheme that can only function properly if its institutions work together.” “The primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings,” Jackson adds in the ruling. “This means that they do not have subjects, bound by loyalty or blood, whose destiny they are entitled to control. Rather, in this land of liberty, it is indisputable that current and former employees of the White House work for the People of the United States, and that they take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/11/mcgahn-testify-subpoena-absolute-immunity-ruling

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20march2022 

FIRST

Day of SPRING:

HOPE / FAITH / RENEWAL 

WINGcoUrageBREATH

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Continue Reading »

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18march + FULLmoon + color rhYming:

NATURE + worldHEART

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FULL_MOON_18Mar2022RobM_UKRAINE

18march FULLmoon Rob Matteson GRACElove

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Ukraine Flag Gifs

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ISLA_ELIZABETH_detail_WPIsla Elizabeth: A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE (detail)   Catherine  L. Johnson  2022

Ukraine Animated Flags Pictures | 3D Flags - Animated waving flags of the  world, pictures, icons

SLAVA UKRAINI

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the US Congress on 16 March 2022.

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Below is a translated transcript of

President Zelenskyy’s speech,

primarily delivered in Ukrainian,

and

taken from the C-Span network.

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Thank you very much, madam speaker, members of Congress, ladies and gentlemen.

Americans, friends. I am proud to greet you from Ukraine, from our capital city of Kyiv, the city under missile and airstrikes from Russians every day.

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It does not give up. We have not even thought about it for a second. Just like many other cities and communities in our beautiful country which found themselves in the worst war since World War II. I have been honored to greet you on behalf of the Ukrainian people and freedom-loving people who for years have been resisting Russian aggression. Those who give their best sons and daughters to stop this full-scale Russian invasion.

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Right now, the destiny of our country is being decided. The destiny of our people, whether Ukrainians will be free, whether they will be able to preserve their democracy. Russia has attacked not just us, not just our land, our cities. It went on a brutal offensive against our values. Basic human values. Against our freedom, our right to live freely, choosing our own future. Against our desire for happiness, against our national dreams.

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Just like the same things you have, you Americans. Just like anyone else in the United States. I remember the national memorial Mount Rushmore. the faces of your prominent presidents, those who laid the foundation of the United States of America. Democracy, independence, freedom.

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For every person who works diligently, who lives honestly, who respects the law, we in Ukraine want the same for our people. All that is a normal part of your own life.

Ladies and gentlemen, Americans, in your great history you would understand Ukrainians. Understand us now. We need you right now.

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Remember Pearl Harbor. The morning of December 7, 1941, when your sky was black from the planes attacking you. Remember. Remember September 11. A terrible day in 2001 when people tried to turn your cities into battlefields. When innocent people were attacked attacked from the air. No one expected it. You couldn’t stop it.

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Our country experiences the same every day. Right now, this moment, every night for three weeks, in various Ukrainian cities, Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death for thousands of people. Russian troops have fired 1000 missiles at Ukraine. They use drones to kill us with precision.

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This is a terror Europe has not seen for 80 years and we are asking for an answer to this terror from the world. Is that a lot to ask? To create a no-fly zone over Ukraine to save people. Is this too much to ask? A no-fly zone. Russia would not be able to terrorize our cities.

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If this is too much to ask, we offer an alternative. You know what kind of defense systems we need. You know how much depends on the ability to use aircraft to protect our people, our freedom. aircraft that can help Ukraine, help Europe. We know they exist and you have them. They are not in Ukrainian skies.

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I have a dream. I have a need. I need to protect our skies. I need your help, which means the same you feel when you hear the words I have a dream. Ladies and gentlemen, friends. Ukraine is grateful to the United States for its overwhelming support. Everything your government and your people have done for us, for weapons and training, for leadership to pressure the aggressor economically.

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I am grateful to president Biden for his sincere commitment to the defense of Ukraine and democracy all over the world. I am grateful to you for the resolution which recognizes all of those who commit crimes against Ukraine as war criminals. In the darkest times for our country I call on you to do more.

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New sanctions are needed constantly every week until the Russian military machine stops. Restrictions are needed for everyone on whom this unjust regime is based: all politicians in the Russian Federation who remain in their offices and do not cut ties with those who are responsible for the aggression against Ukraine from the state duma members upwards.

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All American companies must leave Russia from their market immediately because it is flooded with our blood. Ladies and gentlemen, members of Congress. If you have companies in your district who financed the Russian military machine, you should put pressure. I am asking to make sure the Russians do not receive a single penny they used to destroy people in Ukraine, the destruction of our country, the destruction of Europe. All American ports should be closed for Russian goods. Peace is more important than income, and we have to defend this principle in the whole world.

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We have to defend the world. We already became part of the antiwar coalition, the big antiwar coalition that unites many countries, dozens of countries, those who reacted to president Putin’s decision to invade our country. We need to move on and do more. We need to create more tools to respond quickly and stop the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24. It would be fair if it ended in 24 hours, that people would be punished, that evil would be punished.

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Today the people do not have such tools. Institutions should protect us from war but they unfortunately do not work. We need new alliances and we offer them. We propose to create an association, united for peace, a union of responsible countries to stop conflict immediately, provide all the necessary assistance in 24 hours, weapons if necessary, sanctions if necessary, humanitarian support, finances, everything you need to keep the peace and quickly to save the world, to save life.

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Such associations would provide assistance to those who are experiencing natural disasters, who fell victim to humanitarian crisis or epidemics. Remember how difficult it was for the world to do the simplest things just to get a vaccine against covid to save lives, to prevent new strains. The world spent months, years doing things like that much faster to make sure there are no victims.

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Ladies and gentlemen, if such an alliance would exist today we would be able to save thousands of lives in our country, in many countries around the world, those who need peace, those who suffer inhumane destruction. I ask you to watch one video. a video of what the Russian troops did in our country, in our land. We have to destroy every single aggressor who seeks to subjugate other nations. Please watch the video.

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In the end, to be the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace. Peace in your country does not depend only on you and your people. It depends on those next to you, on those who are strong. Strong does not mean weak. Strong is brave and ready to fight for his citizens as citizens of the world. For human rights. For freedom. The right to live decently and die when your time comes and not when decided by somebody else.

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Today the Ukrainian people are defending not only Ukraine. We are fighting for Europe and the world and our lives in the name of the future. That is why today the American people are helping not just Ukraine, but Europe and the world to keep the planet alive. To keep justice in history.

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I am almost 45 years old. Today my age stopped when the hearts of more than 100 children stopped beating. I see no sense in life if it cannot stop the deaths. This is my mission as a leader of my people. and as a leader of my nation.

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I’m addressing President Biden. You are the leader of the nation, of your great nation. I wish you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.

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Thank you.

Glory to Ukraine.

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President Zelenskyy’s

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a powerful line

that resonated like

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of

Bob Dylan’s lyric

in his

‘Masters of War’.

 

Jazz legend,

Charles Lloyd,

lifted that same line in his statement

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‘…When your death takes its toll

All the money you made

Will never buy back your soul”

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President Zelenskyy:

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STATEMENT FROM CHARLES LLOYD:

Nations have been throwing rocks at each other for 1000s of years. We go through spells of light and darkness. In my lifetime I have witnessed periods of peace, protest, and uprising, only to be repeated by peace, protest and more uprising. The fact that Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” was written in the early 1960s and not during the last decade, makes it timeless and timely. It breaks my heart to think that there are current generations of young people all over the world who are growing up without knowing of Peace in their lives. The words Dylan wrote are a laser beam on humanity. This line, in particular, has stuck with me for over 5 decades:

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“Let me ask you one question

Is your money that good

Will it buy you forgiveness

I think you will find

When your death takes its toll

All the money you made

Will never buy back your soul”

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The world is a dog’s curly tail – no matter how many times we straighten it out, it keeps curling back. As artists we aspire to console, uplift and inspire. To unite us through sound across boundaries and borders and dissolve lines of demarcation that separate. The beautiful thing is that as human beings, even under the most adverse conditions, we are capable of kindness, compassion and love. Vision and hope. All life is one. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll succeed.

We go forward.

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Bob Dylan’s

MASTERS OF WAR

Songwriter: Bob Dylan
Masters of War lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
 
Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks
 
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You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it’s your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly
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Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain
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You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you sit back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
While the young people’s blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud
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You’ve thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain’t worth the blood
That runs in your veins
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How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I’m young
You might say I’m unlearned
But there’s one thing I know
Though I’m younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do
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Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could?
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul
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And I hope that you die
And your death will come soon
I’ll follow your casket
By the pale afternoon
And I’ll watch while you’re lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand over your grave
‘Til I’m sure that you’re dead
 

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ISLA_ELIZABETH_detail_WPIsla Elizabeth: A LULLABY for the HEART of UKRAINE (detail)   Catherine  L. Johnson  2022

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The  SUNFLOWER is Ukraine’s national flower.

Where Ukraine's sunflowers once sprouted, fears now grow - ABC News

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From TV Star to Wartime Leader, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Uses  Remarkable Videos to Rally His Country – Mother Jones

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STATEMENT FROM CHARLES LLOYD:

Nations have been throwing rocks at each other for 1000s of years. We go through spells of light and darkness. In my lifetime I have witnessed periods of peace, protest, and uprising, only to be repeated by peace, protest and more uprising. The fact that Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” was written in the early 1960s and not during the last decade, makes it timeless and timely. It breaks my heart to think that there are current generations of young people all over the world who are growing up without knowing of Peace in their lives. The words Dylan wrote are a laser beam on humanity. This line, in particular, has stuck with me for over 5 decades:

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“Let me ask you one question

Is your money that good

Will it buy you forgiveness

I think you will find

When your death takes its toll

All the money you made

Will never buy back your soul”

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The world is a dog’s curly tail – no matter how many times we straighten it out, it keeps curling back. As artists we aspire to console, uplift and inspire. To unite us through sound across boundaries and borders and dissolve lines of demarcation that separate. The beautiful thing is that as human beings, even under the most adverse conditions, we are capable of kindness, compassion and love. Vision and hope. All life is one. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll succeed.

We go forward.

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Charles Lloyd

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GRACE LOVE, Charles and Dorothy

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CHARLES_LLOYD_GIFT_75THBDAY_CATHERINE_L_JOHNSONMy original art for Charles’ 75th birthday gift

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ALL my LOVE

to my beloved unrepeatable nephew,

Will aka WEEGEE

on his

23rd birthday!

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON