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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – October 2015 Archive (6)

HEALTH SMARTS: KNOW SYMPTOMS OF NORMAL AGING VS. DEMENTIA

NORMAL AGING VERSUS DEMENTIA - LEARN TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS

The complete 1-hour video is available from OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.

Although they are at times similar, the symptoms of normal aging differ from dementia in significant ways.  Others often tell us-- don’t worry about forgetting things; it happens to me all the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 21, 2015 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Treating Breast Cancer: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

OneWorld Progressive Institute Presents: Treating Breast Cancer: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

The 8:17 video linked to this post has valuable information on the importance of making good decisions about treatment for Breast Cancer. When we get bad news, it's not always easy to think clearly. However, if it is a topic about which you already have some solid information, it will be…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 17, 2015 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

EDUCATION AGENDA: DOES TFA HAVE A RACE PROBLEM?

THIS IS AN EDUCATION AGENDA ITEM:

According to a program on NPR (linked below)

Two Teach For America Alums Say TFA Has Big Problems When It Comes To Race.  OneWorld simply copied a portion of the article from the NPR web site and posted it here for the convenience of those who would like to get the details.  It is a very interesting article.  We…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 16, 2015 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the month of October we focus on creating a greater level of awareness around the issue of Domestic Violence. However, somewhere in Connecticut, Domestic Violence is a problem that occurs every day. We encourage you to be aware of and alert to the problem at all times.

  • Do whatever you can to help those who are afflicted while trying to stay safe…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 13, 2015 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

BREAST CANCER: DENSE BREAST TISSUE, MICROCALCIFICATIONS, GENETIC SCREENING

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER EDUCATION AND AWARENESS MONTH. 

OneWorld Progressive Institute provides educational information and videos for the benefit of the community. Please check out the short video segments linked in this blog, and please SHARE this blog with others; men and women.  Find much more information at: …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 11, 2015 at 2:05am — 1 Comment

EDUCATION: Hillhouse Transitioning- Administrators NEED HELP

EDUCATION AGENDA - To say that James Hillhouse High School Is Going through Transition is to make a GROSS understatement.

OneWorld invites you to read the article and posted comments in the New Haven Independent linked below.



Superintendent Garth Harries said the district could have managed this year’s transition better. Why not start right…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 10, 2015 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

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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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