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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – November 2012 Archive (8)

CT's Health Insurance Exchange Is Hosting A Public Input Session at Career High School, Dec. 6, 5:30-7PM

We need you and other health reform supporters to take action next Thursday in New Haven.

CT's Health Insurance Exchange is hosting a public input session: 

"Healthy Chat"

Thursday December 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave, New…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 29, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Gang-Violence Project Kicks Off - by Paul Bass, NHI & LET'S WORK ON PREVENTION, OneWorld

Gang-Violence Project Kicks Off

by Paul Bass | Nov 27, 2012 10:55 am

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Posted to: Legal Writes

 

This is a Project that Asks ALL of Us to Pay Attention and do whatever we can to help.  The national officials are in town for the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OneWorld PAYS HOMAGE to Lawrence Thomas Guyot, Jr.

LAWRENCE GUYOT, ATTORNEY, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, HUSBAND & FATHER

On Friday Nov. 23, 2012, America-- the nation- lost a significant aspect of its conscience; African Americans-- the people-- lost one of their staunch advocates for civil rights, freedom and justice.

Lawrence Thomas Guyot, Jr. was born July 17, 1939, in Pass Christian, Miss. He graduated in 1963 from…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 25, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

New Partnership Between the American Heart Association (AHA) and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJF) Aims to Curb Obesity

New Partnership Aims to Curb Childhood Obesity by 2015

Education Week, Bryan Toporek, 11/16/2012 

A new collaborative effort announced Thursday between the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 22, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Holder-Winfield Forming Exploratory Committee - by Paul Bass

By Paul Bass | Nov 11, 2012 11:37 am - Posted to: City Hall, Campaign 2013, School Reform

 “We encourage you to read this NHI article in its entirety and --if you can afford the time-- read…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 19, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

The GNH Community Foundation & The Graustein Foundation Provide Seed Money for a GREAT Cause

AMEN & Halleluiah! Imagine what could happen if this became a trend!

“Varick Readies New School, New Sanctuary & New Housing.”

by Allan Appel | Nov 12, 2012 11:33 am  Post a Comment |…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 13, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

What Is Typical Forgetfulness? What Are Reasons for Concern? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

What's Typical Forgetfulness? What Are Reason for Concern?

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness and Education Month

Learn more about Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 - starting at 6:30 pm - Transition Center - Ives Main Library in New Haven

Maria Tomasetti, director of the South Central Regional…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 10, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Many Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors: Men - High Cholesterol, Women - Obesity

Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

HealthDay, 11/05/2012

Many Hispanic adults in the United States have major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a new study…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 8, 2012 at 3:48pm — 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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