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Lee Cruz's Blog – September 2018 Archive (9)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PRISONERS GO ON STRIKE?

As wildfires raged in California this summer, over 2000 of the firefighters on site were paid just one dollar per hour to battle the blaze. These firefighters were volunteers from inside of California's prison system. They're part of a national workforce of incarcerated people paid pennies per hour and sometimes nothing at all for hourly labor benefiting the U.S. economy. Driven in part by demands for better working conditions and wages, incarcerated workers last month began a…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 28, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

Implicit Bias Isn't Discrimination. But It Leads to It - Citylab

In April, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men sitting peacefully inside a coffee shop. The culprit, according to Starbucks’ CEO and the city’s mayor, was implicit bias—subconscious thought that…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 27, 2018 at 3:59pm — No Comments

FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: Navigating Today's Management and Financial Challenges

Download your PDF copy of this flyer here.…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 26, 2018 at 5:01pm — No Comments

New Grant Opportunity: Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Capacity Building Grants

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 5, 2018

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 18, 2018 at 10:21am — No Comments

What Happened to Serena Williams at the U.S. Open Happens to Black Girls in School Every Day

Serena Williams, decidedly the greatest athlete of our generation, is no stranger to the obstacles of being a strong, Black woman. This past weekend at the U.S. Open in the final match between her and Naomi Osaka, Williams—who was competing for her 24th Grand Slam tournament win—was charged with three penalty code violations, contributing to her ultimate defeat and a victory…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 14, 2018 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Congrats to Westville and all of New Haven's skating and biking community...

on the opening of our New Haven Skate Park at Edgewood Park. See the pictures made by two great New Haven photographers:

On the I Love New Haven blog by Leigh Busby: Edgewood Skatepark Grand Opening

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On Facebook by Misty from Lotta Studios:…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 10, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism - The Atlantic Magazine

When Margaret Hagerman was trying to recruit white affluent families as subjects for the research she was doing on race, one prospective interviewee told her, “I can try to connect you with my colleague at work who is black. She might be more helpful.”... https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/white-kids-race/569185/

Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

CRIMINALIZING SCHOOLKIDS

Synopsis: Many of the children who are presently gearing up for a new school year are also preparing to face police on a daily basis. The numbers of cops in schools is growing, which often means that instead of a detention or a timeout, routine misbehavior can result in arrest and criminal charges — with children of color disproportionately impacted. The U.S. Department of Education recently released data collected from America’s 96,000 public schools. That data shows that students of color…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

The Mind Is a Difference-Seeking Machine: the Study of Implicit Bias

Synopsis: The emerging science of implicit bias is one of the most promising fields for animating the human change that makes social change possible. The social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji is one of its primary architects. She understands the mind as a “difference-seeking machine” that helps us order and navigate the overwhelming complexity of reality. But this gift also creates blind spots and biases, as we fill in what we don’t know with the limits of what we do know. This is science that…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2018 at 9:56am — 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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Facebook Pledges $150 Million to Bay’s Future Fund and Affordable Housing

Thanks to a generous—and momentous—commitment of $150 million from Facebook, the innovative Bay’s Future Fund has nearly reached its $500 million goal in less than one year since its launch. Now, LISC will help put these dollars to work promoting affordable housing development in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The “Ripple Effect” of Investing in Rural America

We need to look at the impact of investing in rural community development on its own terms, argues Suzanne Anarde, outgoing vice president and director of Rural LISC in an essay for Shelterforce. Projects may not touch the numbers of people or generate the returns of urban investments, but their effects are every bit as important, and ripple far and wide through the small, intricately connected networks of rural life.

“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.

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