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I'm a big fan of the leap manifesto and the need for a real change in how we live- and this book by Naomi Klein does not disappoint! Trump is the logical conclusion to the neoliberal agenda, and the ripping apart of social services, environmental protections, workers rights, and public education all serves the corporate agenda perfectly. As always she's articulate, persuasive, and offers real solutions to the problems we face- wherever we are in world. We've been hearing the neoliberal agenda for so long we have come to half believe there are no other options- but this just isn't true! She rightly points out that there must be something better offered- we cannot just oppose the corporatism but actually rally around a positive position... so get organizing! A must read. #naomiklein#noisnotenough#penguinrandomhouse#socialchange#leapmanifesto#leaveitintheground#socialjustice#nonfiction#igreads#instabook#2017books#summerreading
I would like to thank you for taking time to vote and nominate me for the #Humanitarian award at this years #OLXSOMA2017 . And congratulate @david_nyoro on bagging the award.
Its really great that acts of kindness are being recognised @raph_obonyo @josephinekulea @wanjakibuki we need more #Humanitarian to advocate foe #socialjustice Great catching up with the @djshiti_trhk the next biggest comedian in Kenya ..
Experience @opticvoices by engaging through our interactive portal--- go to www.opticvoices.org and add your narrative to the work. Creating conversations around difficult topics is just the beginning to healing communities through art and photography. #ovconversations#opticvoices#socialjustice#artseducation
Up at 5AM to do it again!!!! Long day ahead!!! Drop off the kid in Bmore (track meet), race to Carroll (Reunion Not Over Yet), distribute brown bag lunches to the homeless, race home to shit and shower, run to Bethesda (reunion dinner cause our class is all of that and a bag of chips). Then closing out the night with Jilly from Philly!!! #TrackMom#SocialJustice#Classof97#20YearReunion#iwillsleepwhenimdead 💀
My heart is full to know we made a difference. I don't disappear after our working bee or any volunteer effort. I want to make sure my women know they are going to be supported through their time of transitional, not just the working bee or volunteer time. In times of trauma, we fall through the gaps. Transitions in life become challenging times. Let's create community. Even if we don't have control over some things in our life, we can create and change really important things.
Mob violence in South Asia is a huge, huge problem. The fact that people are okay with beating a man to death without even confirming the facts (not that it's okay to kill someone in any case) is both terrifying and sad. -
(Article via @newslaundry)
I'm not one to put down a book to start another. I normally stick to one and commit to finishing it... This book caught my eye, though. I've read a lot of Taibbi's articles in Rolling Stone pertaining to the last US election cycle and I find his POV informative and accessible (if not entertaining). I decided to pick up this book because it was on sale and I had left my other book across town. I will say, it was a very good piece of journalism. He presents multiple pictures of failures that our justice system has delivered. He doesn't really pull punches for the sake of partisan politics. He makes the case for a necessary change of culture surrounding laws, law enforcement and the court system in the US. While I can imagine some of my friends knowing about some of these cases, I still highly suggest reading this book to get some perspective of what actually went down in the financial crisis and how messed up it really was.
#Repost @yoga_for_healing_trauma & Jill Weiss Ippolito ・・・
Come join us!!! Training led by Founder/Director Yoga Instructor Jill Weiss Ippolito is filling up!
You do not have to be a yoga teacher to attend!
LIVE YOUR YOGA. Take the first step into teaching yoga to at-risk populations with this training. Look forward to Jill Marie Ippolito share her experience of building UpRising Yoga, as well as informative discussions and interactive demonstrations.
Tips and techniques for working in Juvenile Hall, Probation Camps, Schools and alternative settings other than the Yoga Studio. Building a curriculum to train the facilities staff in yoga like skills.
Discussion Topics: Notes from the field. Working with Policy Makers, Social Justice, Privilege, racial acceptance, cultural diversity and tolerance, pre-school to prison pipeline. Solutions: the Missouri model, freedom schools, and working to make changes in the system, Non-violent Communication, common issues: burnout, compassion fatigue, and self care for secondary trauma. More info: www.yogaforhealingtrauma.com Join us in Bermuda this September at Lucky Elephant! #YogaHealsTrauma#JuvenileJustice#yoga#kidsyoga#PrisonYoga#probation#Educate#SocialJustice#SecondaryTrauma#SelfCare#repost Yoga for Healing Trauma this September. Full details online. www.LuckyElephantYoga.com #uprisingyoga#Bermuda#Yoga#LuckyElephantYoga ❤️🐘
I reached Hazaribagh amidst a heavy downpour. But that's not the only thing that soaked me today. Chitrangada Choudhary, one of the leading journalists from Odisha referred Justin Imam to me, to discuss the fate of tribals in Jharkhand.
And boy, was I in for a nerdy discussion or what 😀 Bullu Imam and his son Justin are the kind of slightly eccentric, passionate activists who make my journeys so worthwhile. They have given their lives to study the archeological history of tribes in the North Karnpura valley of Jharkhand. They have unearthed rock caves and rock paintings near Hazaribagh, dating back to 15-20,000 years. Little do we know that some of the earliest human civilizations were in the blessed state of Jharkhand. Incidentally, these sites are sitting on the largest coal block of a Asia, with deposits of 19 billion tons of coal.
This amazing region is home to elephants and tigers and some exquisite art forms of the tribals. This family has literally taken tribal arts to an international audience, with tribals paintings adorning homes in California through design and home interior companies. Bullu Imam is a Gandhi peace prize awarded and has written extensively on how climate change is affecting our indigenous people. Feel so blessed to meet and soak in the knowledge of such accomplished people. Yayyyy!!! Didn't I tell you, Jharkhand rocks!!!
Look who we met... ❤️💚🌈Danny and Smarty on their way to the march for "Northern Territory Intervention - 10 years of racist shame" thanks for the chat! You're an inspiration that change starts with us! #dannyandsmarty#socialjustice#peace#love#onerace
Hey girls! Just a daily reminder! Sorry I haven't been as active! 😭 I will be again soon! I've been on an extremely busy trip! It's incredibly stressful leaving with breakdowns left and right 😭😞 could really use some encouraging comments down below if you can 🙂 remember you have natural beauty that you need to have confidence in babes! 💕💕