Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 33, and New Tools

It is crucial that we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us today, and to come and work together, for all of us, right?  


I believe that attention to shared histories, as in DC, may provide part of an answer.  I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

                “In Washington, D.C., The Time Dollar Youth Court (TDYC) provides alternative youth peer sentencing to first-time juvenile offenders in the District of Columbia, providing a constructive means of instilling respect and responsibility for self and others. The recidivism rate for Youth Court participants is 9% for those who successfully completed the Youth Court Diversion Program (as opposed to 30% for those in the D.C. area who were not referred to Youth Court). ”

In forming the RJI, Dr. Cahn again inspired cooperation, building effective and caring structures that effect real change for the youth of our society.  Next we look at ongoing community-based initiatives.


33  “

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about  DC, and the various incarnations of the DC Time Bank.

Page thirty-two was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on this page?  (You can download the entire book for free via the Archive link below…)

2.) Share your thoughts on how continuing empathy-building cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at least for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
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4. good #publictransport
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-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

     by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

           help build a kinder future: Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World


Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 10 of 67 plans…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, how story inspires learning…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.


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11 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 33, and New Tools

  1. I went to DC a few years ago and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It does have a rich and diverse history aside from being the Nation’s Capitol! The tourists that stand around on the sidewalks with their dumb selfie sticks were really frustrating though! They seem to lack complete awareness about the people around them.

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    1. One of the reasons that I started the walking tour business that led to this book was that DC tour guides didn’t seem, any of them, to know about the Snow Riots, the slave pens, or the neighborhood history of the city. Everyone stayed in the area of the Mall and the White House, and ignored the local history.
      I wanted to correct that.
      Growing up, we always avoided the Mall, especially during Tourist Season, for that very reason: photo-taking twits acting like they owned the place.

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        1. 🙂
          Thanks! My problem was that my tours always ended up much longer than the were supposed to go (one tour actually went for 3 hours before any of us noticed the time!): I am terrible at timing my tours and my lesson plans, so I always run over when I give classes or tours.
          That’s why I started posting everything so that my students, and my tour clients as well, could see the sources and make sure not to miss anything. Yes, I was also chewed out roundly and soundly by a friend who was a business coach for giving out my source information, while a fellow tour guide told me that I’d never make any money on my tours that way. Both were irritated when I said that educating my clients was more important to me than making tips (I also kept forgetting to stop for photos). Guess that explains why my business failed, but I wanted to make my tours available in a book so that it could help make some sort of a difference.

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