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February 2019 Blog Posts (13)

"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

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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...

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

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

The History of Reproductive Justice

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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

Dr. Mindy Fullilove - One of the organizers for "400 years of Inequality"

Dr. Mindy Fullilove is a clinical psychiatrist who focuses on the ways social and environmental factors affect the mental health of communities. She is currently a professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School. Her research examines the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, segregation, and urban renewal. She is one of the organizers of “400 Years of Inequality”.

400 Years of Inequality is a diverse coalition of…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 6, 2019 at 9:24am — No Comments

Feeling fidgety in class? Go stomp, jump or hop down this school's sensory hallway

This is a must read for parents and school staff. Includes a news video clip that is also worth watching.

Roland School can also squat, do pushups or crawl down the main corridor to stay active...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/physical-activity-guidelines-children-1.4932070

Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Teaching Tolerance

Discover and develop world-class materials with a community of educators committed to diversity, equity and justice.

https://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Teaching-Tolerance-magazine-58.pdf

Added by Lee Cruz on February 5, 2019 at 3:36pm — 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

$10 Million Citi Foundation-LISC Partnership Will Ready Workers for 21st-Century Jobs

An exciting new commitment from Citi Foundation will ramp up LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities program and help some 10,000 American workers get the training and support they need to take on quality jobs in growth industries like health care and solar energy. The funding will enable 40 community organizations across the country to intensify their Bridges work, connecting residents to skills development and jobs, along with financial, health and housing services that improve quality of life.

Op-Ed: Don’t Defund the Programs That Defend Affordable Housing

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Diane Yentel, CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, make the imperative case for two key housing programs in an op-ed for Affordable Housing Finance. As a new nominee is poised to take charge of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, they write, we must absolutely safeguard the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund, which have provided essential support for affordable housing creation in the midst of the affordability crisis.

Top Reads, Week of 2/11

Check out our top three reads of the week. They cover the challenges and opportunities facing American communities right now. This week, we’re delving into what makes a city bike-friendly for all residents, a look at the depths of America's affordable housing crisis, and a report that weighs the role recreation can have on attracting new residents to rural communities.

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