A celebration of life was held Sunday, December 10, in memory of Ruth Masters, a long-time activist, environmentalist, feminist, and military veteran.
Born in Comox, British Columbia, on May 7, 1920, Ruth passed away peacefully on November 7, 2017. The memorial service, held at The Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay, BC, was a standing-room only affair. Handmade protest signs were displayed on the walls, and Ruth’s famous red canoe was carried insider under a canopy of “hero spoons” that were held high by friends and family. Hero spoons, gifted large silver spoons, were Ruth’s way of showing her appreciation for people who helped others throughout her life.
Kind words were shared by Lorraine Dixon, Ruth’s Goddaughter, Donna Mitchell, Elder of K’omoks First Nation, Ronna Rae Leonard, a local MLA, as well as many other fellow activists, friends, and loved ones.
Memories of Ruth were shared not just at a podium, but through a video that highlighted clips of action she had taken to protect the environment and animals through the years. In one clip, Ruth was seen disrupting a bear hunt on Vancouver Island, blowing a whistle and throwing rocks to scare away a bear who was about to be shot. Other clips showed her involvement in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, as well as her acts of protest to protect forests and parks.
A gift of 15 acres of her property to be used as a wildlife corridor in 2004 stood out as a major accomplishment. The acreage was given to the Comox-Strathcona Regional District in perpetuity, and as part of the agreement, no buildings, garbage cans, or parking lots are permitted to be built on these lands.
The Fur-Bearers will remember Ruth fondly as a compassionate, gutsy activist, who cared deeply for people, the environment, and animals. Her legacy gift to The Fur-Bearers will ensure that her memory, and the passion she had for what The Fur-Bearers stands for, will live into the future.
@Regrann from @sosa_nodo - It's been God all the way........ Being a volunteer in our present society is not easy. We all know that an average Nigerian youth is not a selfless person but with the efforts of God sent organisation's like Girl Hub Africa, that mentality would be changed in no distant time.
I encourage all African women to come out of their comfort zone, make a difference and give a girl child out there a voice, and trust me; you will never regret doing so.
#volunteering#Advocacy#Give her a voice
ReWritten's 5th annual charity gala was a huge success because of the efforts of so many. @edsonbuddle is one of those many. #Advocacy#Education ******
#Repost @rewrittenofficial (@get_repost)
It was an evening to remember and we have so many to thank for the success of the night. One of those special people is this man. Someone who felt the raw emotion of what participants living without a father experience day in and day out. Its a difficult reality and the willingness to be a part of the remedy for our young people is why these kids thrive. Thank you, @edsonbuddle . #Advocacy#ReWritingFutures#Education#FuturesForTheFatherless#futuresforthefatherlessandunderserved
Advocating, navigating, and communicating with medical professionals is a central caregiving activity, especially for those who provide care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia given the impact of these diseases on cognition and decision making. Millennials providing dementia care were more likely to communicate with health professionals on behalf of care partners than millennials providing care for individuals with other conditions. However, these caregivers have limited knowledge about disease progression and effective treatment plans. Medical professionals, on the other hand, do not have the opportunity to monitor disease progression with the same level of intensity as a caregiver. More effective collaboration between both parties is necessary to ensure quality care. Solutions may include the development of online communication platforms, technologies, and tools that help young caregivers track symptoms, medications, and execute care strategies for their care partners. // ⚪️💜⚪️ #endalz#12DaysOfCaregiving#YouthAgainstAlz
I love having a wander around @the_back_alley_gallery as I run some errands in town.
Wohooo.. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Lets make a huge difference this year, my HS batch is initiating Bundle of Joy: Gift Giving Program to Lubo Elem School thru my cousin Ruth Vega who is a teacher there.. we can gather all our USED/OVER RUN/ PRE LOVED CLOTHES SHOES, TOYS and EDUC MATERIALS for the pupils and community to use. You can include Christmas cards and notes. Collection is on Dec 16 Sat, paki drop sa bayay sa Tagkuling from 9 am to 5pm. Turn over of these gift items will be done immediately on Dec 17 hapon.ihatod ela Ate Ruth c/o Falco Olan. Voluntary da ini, thank u sa tanan mosupport even short notice. Lets give space for more blessings coming 2018!! God bls! -Ms.Pres
Drive advocacy. In today's social age, advocacy is a key component of any company's success measurement. A customer advocate is one who tells their friends, family and colleagues about their experiences with your product.
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#dressember day 11: mama strong //
I can do hard things like nurse a 102-degree fever at 2 a.m. and again at 3 a.m. knowing it'll keep her home from school the next day, which means canceling my meeting and trying to squeeze work in between 95 trips up and down the stairs. I'll do it no problem (in a dress no less) because I know this is the worst she'll endure today, and through much prayer thanks be to God, it's entirely within my power to make it all better. She's my baby, and there's nothing I wouldn't do to ease her pain or suffering. You're with me, even though we don't want to go there, right?
The mere thought of our or any precious ones being hurt or abused at the hands of another breaks our hearts and awakens something fierce in us. They're kids. And everything in us wants to do anything we have to do to protect every one of the millions of children around the world who are being abused, exploited, forced to work or to serve as soldiers, or trafficked. To stand up and say "I cannot tolerate this."
It's fitting that in the past 24 hours, two strong mamas have said no way Jose, enough is enough, and have given to my @dressember campaign. The first is Amy, who selflessly cares for my kids + her kids one day a week so I can work without expecting anything in return. The second is Erin, who has been in this fight with me as a supporter + amazing cheerleader for as long as I've known her. Thank you both so so much.
When you give (even $30, which covers immediate aftercare for a survivor) you support the efforts of @a21 and @ijm as well as @mcmahonryancac to reach, rescue, and restore children. #itsbiggerthanadress#dressemberpgh
I know I ask this question a lot but I have a few ideas for posts and I wanted to see what you guys thought about what I should post. Here are my ideas, and I'd like to know which ones you'd most like to see!
- Autistic character posts: posts highlighting canonically autistic or possibly (headcanoned) autistic characters, along with posts about how to better represent autistic characters in media.
- More Q+As: I like to hear what you guys think and the things you've experienced, but I don't want my account to feel like it's bogged down with that.
- My own experiences: I've avoided sharing my own experiences on Q+As to try to avoid making it seem like I was making things about myself. However, I'd be more than happy to share experiences about my life, and I feel some are quite interesting and relevant.
General advocacy posts: General posts discussing misconceptions about autism, symptoms, and ways that society can improve towards autism, among other autism-related issues.
Broader activism posts: I've kept this account's entire focus on autism, but I'd be willing to branch out to broader activist subjects while still keeping the main focus on autism if you'd like to see more of this content.
Let me know! 💖