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

Equity of Place Opinion Survey

This is your chance to share your opinions with the building community! We are planning to share the most constructive and meaningful survey responses at the NESSBE summit and on the event website: www.nessbe.net

This survey's target audience is the community outside of the building…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 20, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Deeply Flawed ‘Pennies for Charity’ Report Can Hurt Good Nonprofits

December 07, 2018

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 7, 2018 at 11:31am — No Comments

The December Dilemma: Teaching About Religious Holidays

Every December, public school students, parents, teachers and administrators face the difficult task of acknowledging the various religious and secular holiday traditions celebrated during that time of year. Teachers, administrators and parents should try to promote greater understanding and tolerance among students of different traditions by taking care to adhere to the requirements of the First Amendment...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 6, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments

'Our leaders are like children,' school strike founder tells climate summit

Greta Thunberg, 15, told UN summit that students are acting in absence of global leadership



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Added by Lee Cruz on December 5, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

5 Lessons to Guide the Transition to a More Just Philanthropy



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Added by Lee Cruz on December 5, 2018 at 11:38am — No Comments

Helping My Fair-Skinned Son Embrace His Blackness



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Added by Lee Cruz on December 4, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Racism and the Off-Duty Doctor



In medical residency, I trained at a county hospital in Los…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 4, 2018 at 3:19pm — No Comments

What does inclusion mean for CNU?

I invite you to think about the role of new urbanists—and how we can design our role—to reduce the burden of society's bias.
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Added by Lee Cruz on December 4, 2018 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Black Boy Fly: 53 Children’s Books Centering and Celebrating the Humanity of Black Boys

Black males continue to be underrepresented, misrepresented, or invisible in all forms of children’s media, including children’s books. Of the 3,400 children’s books published in 2017, only 2% featured books with Black characters written by Black authors. Even fewer featured Black boys or men...…

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Added by Lee Cruz on December 4, 2018 at 2:07pm — 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

Announcing the LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund

LISC is taking swift action in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to mitigate economic impact on residents in the hundreds of communities where we work. We are launching the LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund to assemble and deploy resources to our local partners, small businesses and residents who are being hit hardest. The Fund will deliver operating capital, emergency subsidies and IT support, as well as technical assistance, to keep our partners and their communities strong and functioning through this unprecedented situation.

Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with COVID-19 Recovery Fund

An investment of $2.5 million from Verizon is making it possible for LISC to begin offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go to make grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Verizon will highlight and bolster these efforts through their inaugural "Pay It Forward Live" online concert series.

A Message from LISC About COVID-19

Along with much of the world, we are closely monitoring the rapidly unfolding news of the COVID-19 pandemic. As ever, we are committed to meeting the needs of our partners and the communities we serve, and to supporting the wellbeing of our employees and the people and places where we live and work. Here are some of the things we are doing to respond to this unprecedented situation.

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