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February 2019 Blog Posts (23)

AmpleHarvest.org Home/Community Gardener Survey for the 2018 Growing Season

AmpleHarvest.org* is gathering information to determine how much excess food America's home and community gardeners grew last year (2018), and to evaluate the impact gardeners like you can have in reducing food loss and improving the health and well being of your community.

If you are a home or community gardener anywhere in the USA, we would appreciate it you would take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. We know your time is valuable so we kept this short.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 28, 2019 at 11:32am — No Comments

FISH of Greater New Haven is Seeking an Executive Director!

Position: Executive Director



Overview:



FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is seeking a self-motivated, highly-organized, and experienced

individual to serve as Executive Director (ED). This full-time staff member oversees other staff

members, and is responsible for all organizational operations, including program services,

administering the annual budget of $400,000, development, fundraising, public relations and

communications. The ED works with an…

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Added by Sarah Welinsky on February 26, 2019 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Testimony to Congress

Monica Raye Simpson is an African American activist and executive director of SisterSong, the United States' largest organization dedicated to reproductive justice for women of color.

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 26, 2019 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Reproductive Justice: A Different Horizon

Dr. Willie J. Parker is an OB/GYN physician and a reproductive justice…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 25, 2019 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Black mothers respond to our cover story on maternal mortality

Read the article here: https://nyti.ms/2HuJHtB

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 22, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

A black father pushes Congress to save the lives of black mothers.

Charles Johnson lost his wife, Kira Johnson, post childbirth and he's fighting to make sure no more Black women die from poor post-natal care. He’s a great dad raising his two sons, Charles V and Langston. He’s fighting for justice! Support HR.1318 & S.1112.…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 21, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments

"The Urgency of Intersectionality"

Watch this Ted talk with Kimberle Williams Crenshaw on "The Urgency of Intersectionality" …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75oQN-gFaE…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments

A Nation of Weavers: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.

I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation and social fragmentation. Very often a parent comes up to me afterward and says, “My daughter took her life when she was 14.” Or, “My son died of an overdose when he was 20.”

Their eyes flood with tears. I don’t know what to say. I squeeze a shoulder just to try to be present with them, but the crying does not stop. As…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Why Dance is as Important as Math in School

Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson...

Source: TED ED 2018

https://blog.ed.ted.com/2018/04/02/why-dance-is-just-as-important-as-math-in-school/

Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

"The Poverty of Privacy Rights"

Watch this video with Khiara M. Bridges who is an anthropologist specializing in the #intersectionality of race, reproductive #justice, and law. She is best known for her book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization, in which she argues that #race and #class largely affect women's #prenatal, #childbirth, and #postnatal experiences. #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #blackchampions4health

Check out video here:…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Death by Delivery"

If you or know of someone that is pregnant, contact …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Development Manager

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Development Manager. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. 

For more information and to apply please click here.

Added by Lisa Carter on February 15, 2019 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

As a little Brown girl with a big Arabic name growing up in a place called Lynchburg, Virginia, I always looked forward to Black History Month. I reveled in the opportunity to see performances hosted by the local Black Theatre ensemble. I developed a profound appreciation for the genius of George C. Wolfe, Lorraine Hansbury, and August Wilson. I learned about the complexities of African-Americans’ lived experiences in and the persistent struggle to survive in spaces that brand Black…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 14, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Facts on Reproductive Justice

Read the facts on reproductive justice: https://bit.ly/2tmy5iN

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 13, 2019 at 11:09am — No Comments

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys...

Continue reading: 

https://theundefeated.com/features/only-two-percent-of-teachers-are-black-men-yet-research-confirms-they-matter/

Source: The…

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Added by Lee Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

The History of Reproductive Justice

Take a look at The …

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 11, 2019 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Maternal Death Rates Continues to Rise

The United States ranks 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate and the maternal death rate continues to rise despite major advancements in medical technology and treatments. The statistics on #maternal death are staggering. Each year in the United States, about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications, and black women are about three to four times more likely to die of #pregnancy or delivery complications than white women.  Many are working to address…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 8, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments

Job openings at CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

 Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is currently hiring for six positions and an intern. If one of these sounds like someone you know, please pass the listing along.

Chief Legal Director (full-time, New Haven)

Direct CFE/Save the Sound’s legal department as part of a wider organizational team that employs legal action, community engagement, legislative advocacy and policy development, science and engineering,…

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Added by Valerie Wormley Radford on February 7, 2019 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Member to 2019 Board of Directors

Terry H. Jones

New Haven, CT (January 29, 2019) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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