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Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 29, and new spins on old solutions

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:

” … Time Banks USA
“What is the function of a currency? Rewarding caring and sharing…


A medium of exchange reinforcing what we say we value.” -Dr. Edgar Cahn on Time Dollars


Lying in his hospital bed in 1980, Edgar Cahn realized something.  Each person needs something, and each person has something to contribute. Money is an impersonal and scarce medium of exchange which devalues those who cannot give in terms that the market recognizes as valuable. But if we could match the time needed with the time available to contribute, then we could organize our society along more caring and mutually respectful lines. Thus, from a heart attack, Time Banking, a new system of community economic self-
help now used all over the world, was born. Here is an explanation of how Time Banks work in the United Kingdom:


“ What is timebanking?
Timebanking is a means of exchange used to organise people and organisations around a purpose, where time is the principal currency. For every hour participants ‘deposit’ in a timebank, perhaps by giving practical
help and support to others, they are able to ‘withdraw’ equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. In each case the participant decides what they can offer. Everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, irrespective of whatever we choose to exchange.


Because timebanks are just systems of exchange, they can be used in an almost…


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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about  something on this page, but I’m not sure what.

Page twenty-eight 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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

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

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 28, leaping forward

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:

” … When GWU shut down the Urban Law Institute, a hole was left in community legal services which the Cahn’s endeavored to fill.

They created the Antioch School of Law in 1972, each serving as “Co-Dean” of the law school.


This law school took a unique approach to training lawyers. First year law students were assigned to live with the clients for the first six weeks of the new school year while learning to do legal research, getting oriented to the city, and handling administrative cases not requiring a lawyer. This allowed greater contact with the local community, while building an ethos of public service.


By 1979, financial problems and difficulty meeting the payroll for the Antioch Law School caused Antioch College to cut the law school, not without a long fight from Dr. Edgar Cahn. The Antioch College Law School became
part of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). The UDC Law School, now called the David A. Clarke School of Law, is known as the most publicly spirited law school in the city, with a higher percentage than any other
of graduates who go on to practice public service law. But that fight had a price. On February 29th, 1980, Edgar had a heart attack. That day, not only did the calendar observe a leap year, but the stage was set for the next leap forward
in community-based economics and cooperation.


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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about  something on this page, but I’m not sure what.

Page twenty-seven was the previous 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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

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

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 27, taking AIM at hunger

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:

” … Chapter 4: A Ground Breaking Couple: Jean and Edgar Cahn
Antioch School Of Law/UDC

“RFK did not hesitate to remind us that poverty and race are intertwined, characterizing indifference and apathy to racism as “violence that afflicts the poor.”

-Dr. Edgar Cahn, 2008

Drs. Jean and Edgar Cahn came to Washington, DC in 1963, the year in which Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy presented the award to Marvin Caplan on behalf of Neighbors, Inc, for keeping Shepherd Park an integrated
neighborhood. Edgar Cahn was here to work for the Department of Justice, as a speech writer for Attorney General Kennedy. His wife Jean Cahn, whom he
had married in 1957, came with him, also working on the War on Poverty.

During those first two years, 1963 and 1964, the Cahn’s helped to form Temple Micah, splitting with the Temple several years later.

Edgar Cahn left government in 1969 to create the Citizen’s Advocate Center, whose objective was the eradication of hunger in the United States. He also became active in working with the American Indian Movement (AIM) for Native American tribal self-determination and control of resources.

His wife Dr. Jean Cahn, meanwhile, had been hired by the George Washington University’s (GWU) Urban Law Institute to train law school graduates for community practice.
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Page 27″

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about  something on this page, but I’m not sure what.

Page twenty-six was the previous 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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 26, and Bridges

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:

” … accepted yet religiously and culinarily estranged from one’s community of origin, the African-American community, can be disconcerting.


From feeling a part of the rich history in both places, having learned sacred songs from revered grandmothers and respected mentors in both settings, conflict sometimes derives. Learning to sing “We Shall Overcome” from a grandmother, rising with the prayers during the chanting of a niggun. Temple Beth Emet, in Silver Spring, MD embodies this feeling, holding Jewish services
in a style more familiar to many African-Americans. The ties binding us to our community of origin drive us to find parallels in our community of choice, and calling us to build new bridges where the old ones have broken down.
While social cooperation happens informally, some Jewish and African- American legal professionals confronted discrimination more personally. One courageous couple, broke down barriers during the same time frame that Marvin Caplan and the neighbors of Shepherd Park were forging their alliances. They built bridges on the other side of Rock Creek Park which continue to inspire community cooperation today.
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Page 26″

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about  something on this page, but I’m not sure what.   I still recall the joy of singing “Adon Olam” to the tune of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” one time, after a newer version of Neighbors was invited to give the D’Var Torah one particular day.  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty-five 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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this

GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Happy Birthday, Anna J. Cooper, & Can learning languages help when you are under stress? Yes! Write your Dreams in your favorite Languages!

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.   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 for a safer, kinder world.

Write your dreams in a language all your own, if you have to, and then expand your world by learning two more languages.

My personal dream has always been to save and enrich all lives, and my dream for the world is to see a Tiny House or at least a small well-insulated room with kitchenette and bathroom, with potable water, green vegetables, brown rice and dried beans and solar/windpower with backup pedal power for every man, woman and child over maybe, the age of 10, world wide, free for that person’s use from birth to his/her death with no charge, no questions, and no way to lose that right.

So, I journal in Spanish and Biblical Hebrew, which inspire me to look to examples like Amelia, of El Ministerio del Tiempo, and Ruth, of Biblical fame, as inspirations to persevere.

Spanish has always been my favorite language, especially in the bilingual South West. As an adult education instructor at the Continuing Education division of the San Diego Community College District, that proved helpful for me as an instructor, and also, of course, the ESL classes help our students from many nations contribute in the USA.

Every local educational institution has room for improvement, particularly when seen from both faculty and student perspectives. I posed some questions, recently, about ideas for implementing (on a shoestring budget ) projects that would have been helpful to our students when I taught in North campus involving

1.) a small library or study area,
2.) workshops by CA Promise Program graduates,
3.) an on-site nurse paid for by mediCal, and
4.) access to public transportation:

1.) Many of my students told me they didn’t have a quiet place to study.  While I know that space is in very short supply on the North campus, I wonder if a small area, possibly in the multipurpose room when it’s not being used, could be set aside with cubicles or movable small desks and a small movable lending library like the tiny libraries?

2.)   I wonder, on the assumption of course that having graduated and started a new career as a professional with a bachelor’s degree anyone can be found who will have time, if any students having graduated with a bachelor’s degree after getting their first two years of community college paid for through the California promise program or with the San Diego promise program, could be persuaded to come back either as tutors, mentors, or even just to give workshops in the areas in which they got their educations?  Particularly accounting majors or paralegal/pre-law majors who could give small workshops on dealing with debt in California including California statutes of limitations, or financial planning workshops or how to do your own taxes if you only need to do the 1040EZ, etc?  One-on-one tutoring, and also mentoring,  that supportive help, especially for our high school equivalency students, could be both useful and inspiring.  Seeing successfully graduated professionals with a bachelor’s degree who came through the community college system and are willing to spend individual time with them, even if only a couple of hours a week, could make a difference.  Could interns or SCORE volunteers put a program like this together?  Do we track or stay in touch with students who finish the California or San Diego promise program once they finish their bachelor’s degrees?

3.) Many of my students worked two jobs or for other reasons never had time to see a doctor even when they were ill. I wonder if it is possible to pay, through the Medi-Cal system, for a nurse to be on-site, perhaps based out of the office  of each campus, a couple of days/evenings a week?

4.)  One of the biggest problem areas that I saw for my car-free students was that neither the continuing ed, nor the  faculty Union was able to get the transit authority to enforce acceptance of continuing ed student IDs for the monthly bus and rail pass discount.  In planning for post-Covid-19 classes, will we have any resources to address public transportation discount and access issues?

I imagine that some of these ideas may be a little overwhelming, because I understand that time and resources are extremely limited, but once in a while, as Dr. Rivera-Lacey noted: we do have to dream.

Some possible action items that you can take right now include:
1.) Call your local City Council members, and ask them to increase library funding,
2.) Donate to ProPublica for probono legal and financial education for all,

or, please share your ideas for improving local libraries and education!

Action Items:

1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how our society can solve homelessness and child abuse, starting right now,

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please, and

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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and
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and
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…
   

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

(Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!  🙂

 

Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 25, and motherless children

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?   Remembering that any one of us could have become a motherless child is part of that, no?

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:

” … Shalom. Assistance rendered by members of the Hanafi sect to both Ohev Shalom and Tifereth Israel members on various occasions inspires the hope that
neighbors can learn from and work with each other to build longer lasting cooperative structures. Ongoing efforts at cooperation between the Jewish and
Black communities will be discussed in later chapters. Shepherd Park and nearby Takoma, DC are also home to individual Jews of Color, who combine the identities of people born into the African-American community, with
membership, by birth or by choice, in the Jewish community.


African-Americans As Part Of The Jewish Community: On The Inside Looking Out


Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child…” -Negro Spiritual


Some, like facilities manager Steve Ross of Tifereth Israel congregation, see the prime example of Black-Jewish community cooperation embodied in those who are both Black and Jewish.


Individuals, like the author, who maintain a foot in both worlds constitute bridges between the two communities,
but are generally not representative of either community as a whole.   As is often acknowledged by Jewish people of African-American ancestry, to be both Black and Jewish in the USA can be an exercise in otherness, of being accepted, but not fully included. To be at once within the Jewish community, but coming from a place of often profoundly different cultural norms, whilst both nominally
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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the role or status of converts to Judaism, especially of Black converts, on this page?  I think that we feel the plight of the homeless more keenly than many other people, being motherless in many senses, most of us by definition of changing our spiritual parentage upon choosing that of Abraham.   Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty-four 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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 24, and Neighbors

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?   Remembering that neighbors used to know and help each other is part of that, no?

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:

” … encouraged to stay longer than it would have due to the presence of the two 16th Street institutions. As Marvin Caplan was inspired by the music of the Black church, and Rabbi Abramowitz and members of Tifereth Israel inspired by the complementing music of the Jewish soul, they marched with Dr. King to create a hopeful and more just world for people of all creeds and colors. So, too, other faith groups came to the neighborhood of Shepherd park in the early 1960 ́s, drawn by its integrated and community-minded character, inspired by the example of Marvin Caplan and Tifereth Israel, now an egalitarian conservative synagogue whose members continue to uphold its tradition of cooperating with the community around it to work for justice.

WES/Fabrangen and Hanafi Muslims: Liberal Jews and Neighbors of Color re-forming alliances

Do you know your story?” -Simon to John in Lopez play “The Whipping Man”

The Washington Ethical Society (WES), looking to build its new home in the early 1960 ́s, chose Shepherd Park, just one block north of Tifereth Israel Congregation. The WES hosts the Fabrangen Havurah, an egalitarian Jewish institution, also committed to social justice.

The presence of these allies anchors Shepherd Park as both integrated, and retaining a strong sense of social justice. Longer-time members of both Tifereth Israel and the WES recall the presence in the 1970s of the Hanafi Muslim neighbors, next door to Ohev
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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the role of T.I., and the famous board meeting, on this page?  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty-three 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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this

GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts, and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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.

Creative Commons License
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Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 23, and Blockbusting

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? 

Especially where housing is concerned.

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:

” … given person really was. White residents of the Capital felt that they knew both how to identify and what to expect from colored residents. He now found that those same misconceptions were being used by unethical real estate agents and speculators, now known as Block Busters, to frighten White home owners into selling cheaply, profiting on their fear of the unknown after over 70 years of nearly complete separation of races and classes in the District of Columbia.

Ironically, similar unethical practices had created much of this segregation in
the District near the turn of the century. While there were formally organized groups working to make legal changes, the social changes were more difficult to fight. Marvin Caplan ́s now famous accomplishment in creating Neighbor ́s, Inc, won recognition from the Kennedy administration, and the respect of those at Tifereth Israel conservative synagogue who worked with him and with Rabbi Nathan “Buddy” Abramowitz.

Tifereth Israel, voting to stay in the neighborhood on upper 16th street, NW after an apparently tumultuous Board Meeting, was instrumental in anchoring the neighborhood of Shepherd Park as an integrated neighborhood, with the determination of members to work together with their colored neighbors for positive social change. The presence of those young families from Tifereth Israel in turn, quite likely kept families from her “sister synagogue” the orthodox Ohev Shalom across the street, in the neighborhood as well.

The nearby minyan (a small independent prayer group) at a neighborhood apartment complex also continued to meet, possibly
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Page 23″

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the role of T.I., and the famous board meeting, on this page?  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty-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 them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this

GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts (online, offline: B5EpsThr15), and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 22, and Farther Along

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? 

“we will understand it all…”

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:

” … Chapter 3: Shepherd Park: Integration Starts In The Home
Keeping the Neighborhood Integrated: Neighbors, and T.I.

“We will understand it all, by and by”

-from Marvin Caplan ́s favorite song, “Farther Along”

 

When “Boss” Alexander R. Shepherd ́s mansion still stood, 16 th Street was Embassy Row, and in elite White society the three Patton sisters were rumored to be the fastest form of communication in Washington, DC. After the
1940 ́s, it became known as “Little Jerusalem.” Before that, the neighborhood bounded by 16 th St, NW and Georgia Ave, then called the 7 th Street Pike, from Alaska Avenue to Eastern Avenue was strictly White only. Neither Negroes nor Jews needed apply.

Marvin Caplan was a writer turned labor organizer who spent many years living and working in the deep South, organizing colored workers for the labor movement.

Though Jewish, he came to know and love Negro spirituals and the Black church as he built alliances with the Black community. When he moved to Washington, DC in the 1950 ́s he found a city still reeling from the impact of
the 1948 striking down of racial covenants, and the 1950 transfer of the White school system’s Central High school to the Colored school system for use by Cardozo SHS, whilst segregated public facilities were supposed to be a thing of
the past. He had shown in court that by merely cutting his hair, it was nigh on impossible for many White Southerners to accurately determine what race any
22   …

 

Page 22″

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the Neighbors, Inc, on this page?  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty-one was last week…

Action Items:

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

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this

GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plan Book):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts (online, offline: B5EpsThr15), and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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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Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and New Alliances

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? 

“Of course, 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:

” … and strategies took place semi-officially, particularly between Negro and Labor
Movement organizers, many of whom were Jewish. The New Negro Alliance
(“the Alliance”), founded in 1933, began using new more aggressive tactics
borrowed from the labor union movement, such as the boycott and picketing.
These tactics in combination with a weekly newspaper used to inform and
educate, maintaining transparency and reiterating the importance of
understanding how the tactics worked, got results. Those results followed the
path that had been opened shortly before by the use of boycotts and pickets in
labor disputes, benefiting from the precedent set by the prohibition of
injunctions against strikers. While the Alliance was organized by professional
men of color, the experience and legal battles won by the labor movement
played a crucial role in the success of Alliance campaigns.
These labor
movement tactics were also being transferred directly from person to person by
organizers, many Jewish, spending time in the deep South, living and working
with the Black community during the 1930s and 40s. By 1950 Black and
Jewish protesters in and around Washington, DC were jointly picketing on the
premise that “anti-semitism is kin to Jim-Crowism”. One Jewish organizer came
to build an even greater level of cooperation here in the Nation ́s Capital, and
set an example for the entire country.
generations to come.
21
His work inspired cooperation for   …

Page 21″

So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the NNA, on this page?  Some fresh reviews would help me decide that specific.

Page twenty was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on this page?

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) 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,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this

GoodReads button: Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC,  Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plan Book):

 

Peace     ! שָׁלוֹם

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

(The last GED lesson 67/67 , and the first lesson 1/67…), and

Babylon 5 review posts (online, offline: B5EpsThr15), and

Baby Acres: a Vision of a Better World (posts listed at bottom of page…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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.

Creative Commons License
Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.