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THOMAS FICKLIN's Blog – November 2014 Archive (9)

Coming Out from Under the Stereotype

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/coming-out-from-under-stereotype.html

Was thinking that this free mind meld and sharing opportunity could produce real fruit- all are welcome, Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 29, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

National Conference Call for White People

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/national-conference-for-white-people-on.html

Please join us for an important call to engage more white people in racial justice work in the aftermath of the Grand Jury in Ferguson. We will be discussing state violence and the impact it has in all of our communities, specifically communities of color. We will share strategies for engaging…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Serious As a Heart Attack

Former Police Officer Kevin Ewing shares some really sobering comments and reflections replete with insight re the ongoing intersectionality of law versus justice. http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/thank-you-kevin-for-this-dead-serious.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 25, 2014 at 4:05am — No Comments

Kicking Ebola to the Curb

Hi everyone, Just wanted to be sure you had heard about the opportunity to " Drive Out Ebola". Take care as always and thanks in advance for your donations. This city wide effort really does exemplify and illustrate what can happen when we publicly align and support for a cause greater than our individual objectives. http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/city-pitches-in-for-sierra-leones-ebola.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 7, 2014 at 2:28am — No Comments

Drive Out Ebola

I love the fact that we have Sister City Relationships. Let's show the love.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/please-join-mayor-toni-harp-and-city-of.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 4, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Lifetime Achievement Awards

I  long for the day that we can become non racial which was by the way a dream of not only MLK, but also of Steve Biko and Mandela. If you are white please feel totally invited to the African American Historical Lifetime Achievement Awards taking place on Sunday November 9, 2014.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/10/gnh-african-american-historical-society.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 2, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

Veterans of Color Screening and Discussion

Those of us who work in the non-profit community and or nurture non profit partnerships it can be said often "rely" upon those that are "under developed" for our livelihood. My on going quandary is to understand further how Veterans of Color, have fought for the country since it's inception in spite of full citizenship barriers being erected. As we all strive to decrease the inequities perhaps this upcoming exclusive film screening might aide in increasing our service delivery…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Health Equity

I am proud to say that I am a Ct Health Foundation Fellow, Class of 2011 and have been communicating health issues since my days as editor of the Inner City from 1990-2000. Nonetheless this health disparity-health equity still confuses me and yes  still angers me. At any rate many efforts are underway to diagnose, treat and eradicate the volatility of quality of life access. Perhaps you may know some soldiers eager to join the crusade. Please consider sharing the position opening. Thanks in…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 9:34am — 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

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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