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Pledge to Stand up for Human Rights

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

With just one click:

https://standup4humanrights.org/en/promote.html

 

Thanks to Patty for this heads up.

Shira

Action Items:

1.) Read the text,

2.) Click I Will, please,

3.) Share your thoughts on how a calendar based on the Holocene Epoch might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

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

 

Shira

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The ProtectorSihirli AnnemLupin, or La Casa De Papel/Money Heist Reviews,

Holistic College Algebra & GED/HiSET Night School Lesson Plans,

           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading and sharing, or even writing a guest blog post here, about #ProjectDoBetter.  Phase I aims to build empathy for public goods (libraries, transit, healthcare, and education) via language study and story, among other tools.

Shira Destinie A.  Jones, MPhil

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VOTING: Thank You to All States Using Vote By Mail

    Have you voted, yet?

…Registrar of Voters. Your ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election was received and counted. Thank you for voting!

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Shira

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Have a Meaningful Fast, for Those Who Observe Yom Kippur, and Are Able To Fast

May this coming year bring hope, healing, and Enough to All of the world.

Shira

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Shannah Tovah, for those who celebrate

May this coming year bring hope, healing, and Enough to All of us.

Shira

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Repost Del blog Stigmatis: Niñas trabajadoras domésticas: una realidad invisible en Latinoamérica — Stigmatis

“Por eso, el Estado debe generar atención para las mujeres, que tengan un trabajo bien remunerado, para que sus hijas tengan la opción de seguir estudiando”, sostiene la activista mexicana Marcelina Bautista.”

-“For this reason, the State must draw attention to women, their need for well paying jobs, and for their daughters to have the option to keep studying,” says Mexican activist Marcelina Bautista.”

Redacción América | 28 jul 2022 Disfrutar la infancia o terminar los estudios siguen siendo asuntos irrealizables para millones de niñas en Latinoamérica. Muchas de ellas, tanto de ciudades como de áreas rurales, deben asumir prematuramente el rol de adulto en su propio hogar o ir a otra casa como trabajadoras domésticas, una realidad “tan […]

Niñas trabajadoras domésticas: una realidad invisible en Latinoamérica — Stigmatis

Repost and Reminder: Anna J. Cooper, Learning Languages, Libraries, and VOTING

Dr. Anna J. Cooper was a strong advocate for education, especially in Washington, DC, and one of the first Black women to earn a PhD.  She was key to helping us win the right to vote, and is still a key reminder of the importance of voting.

August 10th is her birthday, and as she fought to make the dreams of Black students possible, we must fight to make all of our collective dreams possible […]

Happy Birthday, Anna J. Cooper, & Learning Languages to Dream of Libraries — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Repost on Turkey, in bad Spanish: Thoughts On Living Abroad, and Trying Too Hard.

Journaling is another useful tool for learning, adapting, and improving, both as individuals and as communities, even.
Escribir cada dia, en un diario o en una bitacora puede ser util para aprender, adaptarse, e salir adelante, ya que sea una persona, o hasta toda una comunidad, no creen?

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2022 update: Fui demasiada complacente … I was too much of a people pleaser

Please forgive me if this post is a bit of a ramble about living in Turkey, and the hope of universal justice. (We can Do Better!!)

I regret my comments about Sufism being dead, back in 2005, based on what I’d been told by neighbors, co-workers, and my boss, both up in Istanbul and down in Izmir. Whether or not that was true, for them, it prevented me from continuing the search for myself. I let the fears of others, and my own fear, being told that it’s not safe, even in 2005, for a young-looking woman (Turks were always shocked and then offended that a woman in her 40s, whom they’d taken for mid 20’s, dared to be living alone and working in a foreign country with no plans to go home, marry…

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Turkish Tuesday repost: Free Press for Democracy, and Çok Merci Cumhuriyet -Thank you, Cumhuriyet

Voting, and a free and Independent Press are both crucial to democracy.
Remember to check your voters’ registration, and
VOTE

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Teşşekurler Laicité  ve basın özgürlüğü destek  için.

 

Thank you for supporting the Separation of Church and State, and freedom of the Press.

 

Hepimiz henuz Charlie mi? Demokrasy için çalışmak de “Adulting” değil mi?  (Hem de bana göre Charlie Hebdo çirkin bir gazetidir!)

Are we all still Charlie?  Is defending democracy not also part of taking the responsibility to be an Adult?  (Even if I did dislike the periodical Charlie Hebdo, as it is gross!)

ShiraDestinie -“Ben de Charlie”

                              -“Je Suis Charlie”    -“I am Charlie”

14 Ocak 2015 Çarşamba == 14 January 2015 Wednesday == 14 janvier 2015 mercredi == 14 Jan. 12015 Samedi/Saturday 12015 HE (Human Era)

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/video/video/184541/Cumhuriyet_Gazetesi_onunde_guvenlik_onlemi.html

 

Action Items in support of adulthood and democracy that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different sources to translate the word “news” into Turkish.

2.) Share them with us in…

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Repost: Ann and Anna, Reminding Us to VOTE: Hope

Even after her daring escape, Anna Maria Weems was not allowed to vote, at least until she got to Canada, but you can vote: please vote, because we really can
Do Better

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Part 1 was last Sunday

… lightly, but firm enough to stay my hand against my own intent. I raised my eyes from the scissor blade, and glimpsed a knowing face, which had a finger to lips shaped the same as mine. That slender hand, covered in mud and ash, it seemed, belonged to a young boy with high cheekbones, almond eyes, skin almost as light as mine, and freckles.

Was it my imagination, or did I see a twinkle in his eyes?

We both ducked our heads again, keeping as low and as still as we could. No hair showed beneath the driving cap, which was pulled down tightly over his face. This must be the Conductor we were told to wait for, just out of sight around the side of the President’s House. He turned to lead me, still holding my hand, which still held my scissors, taking…

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Repost from Annie: How to Be a Part of the Solution — annieasksyou…

#ProjectDoBetter has a proposed solution set

Shira

If you’re feeling upset and frustrated about events you feel you can’t control, consider how you might volunteer to effect change.And please don’t tell me “I voted in 2020 and nothing’s perfect.” Democracy is worth the sustained effort to move it forward. This is a critically important election.

How to Be a Part of the Solution — annieasksyou…