What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, April 10, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all!  


April 12th is the 60th anniversary of the polio vaccine – developed by Jonas Salk!

"Fearing the nature that has been destroyed by humans, the agency prioritizes saving the nature that’s only managed by humans" - Ellis Island after the flood. Apocalyptic Schadenfreude, and the state of the species

What does freedom of speech as renegade public art look like? (Hint: like this.) "But, in some ways, an even greater danger than violence or jail is the internal mute button known as self-censorship." Unfreed: The man who was accidentally released from prison 88 years early. "A large and growing share of the nation's poor work full time -- sometimes sixty or more hours a week -- yet still don't earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty."

Documenting what we didn't know, maps from the age of exploration. The world is held together by what we cannot seeFrom the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Forbidden Art travels to Boston and a section of the Berlin Wall visits New York this summer. The inaugural Public Interest Design list honors those who reimagine the world.  

Don't forget to check out our events happening this weekend: 
Roses for Roosevelt: A ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  
Volunteer Open House: Learn about our volunteer opportunities this weekend.