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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – March 2016 Archive (3)

Connecticut CALL-TO-ACTION Against GOP Threats & Disrespect

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST The GOP'S

DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT: GOP SENATORS ACTING LIKE THUGS

• Donald Trump is not the only Republican espousing violence against those who oppose him.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 14, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

How To Bridge The Parent-Teacher Gap - New Haven Independent

By | Mar 9, 2016 3:59 pm

The article linked below is posted in the New Haven Independent. It's difficult to capture in a relatively short article all that is said during more than two hours of intense conversation. We hope that when the 1-hr program airs on television viewers will get a better understanding of exactly what the educators are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Challenge To THINK Critically - Draw Personal Conclusions

This post is for anyone interested in understanding what is happening in America in 2016.  If you are a student, a local politician, a social worker, and educator,  and particularly if you are interested in understanding what has happened and is happening to black people in the media, particularly at MSNBC, YOU ARE INVITED TO READ THIS BLOG in its entirety.  It's by Columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and It's titled:…

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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

Dave Matthews Band to Broadcast Benefit Concert for LISC Small Business Fund

All donations made during the full live performance broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. will got to LISC's rapid relief fund for small businesses in communities hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis.

Housing Is Healthcare

In an op-ed for the Providence Journal, LISC Rhode Island executive director Jeanne Cola lays out the imperative of ramping up funding for affordable housing in the wake of Covid-19 and tackling the systemic problems that created the affordability crisis in the first place. The pandemic's economic fallout is leaving more people than ever vulnerable to homelessness, and the time to prevent more housing instability is now.

Five Questions with Jeanne Cola

Jeanne Cola, executive director of LISC Rhode Island, offers a succinct primer on what LISC is doing, and will do, to help communities survive the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Community is an interwoven tapestry of workforce development, education, health and housing," says Cola in a Q&A with Providence Business Network. The challenge, she explains, is to shore up the capital and political will to keep all those strands, especially housing, in tact, and make them stronger.

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