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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – July 2012 Archive (6)

EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD OBESITY, AND THE NEED FOR PARENT ADVOCATES IN SCHOOLS WHERE THIS IS HAPPENING.

EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD OBESITY, AND THE NEED FOR PARENT ADVOCATES IN SCHOOLS WHERE THIS IS HAPPENING.

The NY Times article linked below is an important one that many parents, teachers and school administrators should read carefully; it is very informative.

Despite Obesity Concerns, Gym Classes Are Cut

New York Times, Al Baker, 07/10/2012

More than a half-century ago, President Dwight D.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 16, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE - AND OUR NEED TO MAKE SERIOUS DECISIONS

We NEED to THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITIES IN OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR TOWNS, OUR CITIES AND AS A NATION. The article linked below tells us why this is a decision that calls for real CIVIC ENGAGEMENT and some serious long-term analysis regarding public health. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 11, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

WATCH ONEWORLD PRESENTS "21ST CENTURY CONVERSATIONS" ON BLACK SELF-LOVE & COMMUNITY HEALING

WATCH COMCAST CHANNEL 26, 7-8PM SUN. JULY 8, AS ONEWORLD PRESENTS "21ST CENTURY CONVERSATIONS"



TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "BLACK SELF-LOVE & COMMUNITY HEALING"



“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we mak...e ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 8, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

DON'T BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDA ACROSS THE AIRWAVES. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT IS A DIRECT BLESSING AND A DIRECT RELIEF TO MORE THAN 130 MILLION AMERICANS

WHEN IT COMES TO MANY OF THE CORE FEATURES OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, CONSERVATIVES WERE ACTUALLY FOR THEM BEFORE THEY WERE AGAINST THEM.”  

These are the FACTS; there are many more.  We invite you to read on. 

We are hearing a great deal about how people across the country oppose this Affordable Health Care law.  Many of the progressive opponents are angry that President Obama and the Democrats did not fight harder for the Public Option. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 5, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT WILL EXPAND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH HEALTH COVERAGE - RWJF

THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE ROBERT WOODS JOHNSON FOUNDATION - RISA LAVIZZO-MOUREY, M.D., MBA., HAS ISSUED A COMMENT ON THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT RULING.

We at OneWorld invite you to read this statement and share it with others.  We also invite you to go to the links listed below to see the more detailed health policy and analysis information about health disparities,  childhood obesity, health care cost quality, etc.

(N'Zinga Shani,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 3, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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Open Street Project

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

LISC Indianapolis Awarded $6.5M from Lilly Endowment

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis has received a grant of $6.5M from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis. The grant will support LISC to enhance and expand the Bridges to Career Opportunities Network.

Give a Ride, Close a Gap

In a blog describing the new $11 million Vaccine Access Fund, a partnership of LISC, Uber, Paypal and Walgreens, LISC's President & CEO Lisa L. Glover details how the fund tackles more than the transportation gap that is keeping tens of thousands of Americans from accessing COVID-19 vaccines. "The fund offers a practical solution to an immediate problem," writes Glover. "But this is absolutely part of our larger efforts to address equity as well."

A Letter to the White House Announces $11 Million Vaccine Access Fund

In a letter to the Biden-Harris Administration, which has called for corporate America to help in the fight to end the pandemic, the CEOs of Uber, Paypal, Walgreens and LISC announced a new Vaccine Access Fund that will connect people with free rides to COVID-19 vaccine sites. LISC will administer the fund, helping close the gap for thousands of people, many of them seniors and others living in under-resourced communities, who have not been vaccinated yet because of lack of transportation.

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