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February 2019 Blog Posts (23) Home/Community Gardener Survey for the 2018 Growing Season* is gathering information to determine how much excess food America's home and community gardeners grew last year (2018), and to evaluate the impact gardeners like you can have in reducing food loss and improving the health and well being of your community.

If you are a home or community gardener anywhere in the USA, we would appreciate it you would take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. We know your time is valuable so we kept this short.…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 28, 2019 at 11:32am — No Comments

FISH of Greater New Haven is Seeking an Executive Director!

Position: Executive Director


FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is seeking a self-motivated, highly-organized, and experienced

individual to serve as Executive Director (ED). This full-time staff member oversees other staff

members, and is responsible for all organizational operations, including program services,

administering the annual budget of $400,000, development, fundraising, public relations and

communications. The ED works with an…


Added by Sarah Welinsky on February 26, 2019 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Testimony to Congress

Monica Raye Simpson is an African American activist and executive director of SisterSong, the United States' largest organization dedicated to reproductive justice for women of color.

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 26, 2019 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Reproductive Justice: A Different Horizon

Dr. Willie J. Parker is an OB/GYN physician and a reproductive justice…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 25, 2019 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Black mothers respond to our cover story on maternal mortality

Read the article here:

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 22, 2019 at 11:06am — No Comments

A black father pushes Congress to save the lives of black mothers.

Charles Johnson lost his wife, Kira Johnson, post childbirth and he's fighting to make sure no more Black women die from poor post-natal care. He’s a great dad raising his two sons, Charles V and Langston. He’s fighting for justice! Support HR.1318 & S.1112.…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 21, 2019 at 12:07pm — No Comments

"The Urgency of Intersectionality"

Watch this Ted talk with Kimberle Williams Crenshaw on "The Urgency of Intersectionality" …


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)

MichaeLA interview with Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA)…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 20, 2019 at 12:01pm — No Comments

A Nation of Weavers: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.

I start with the pain. A couple times a week I give a speech somewhere in the country about social isolation and social fragmentation. Very often a parent comes up to me afterward and says, “My daughter took her life when she was 14.” Or, “My son died of an overdose when he was 20.”

Their eyes flood with tears. I don’t know what to say. I squeeze a shoulder just to try to be present with them, but the crying does not stop. As…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:45am — No Comments

Why Dance is as Important as Math in School

Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson...

Source: TED ED 2018

Added by Lee Cruz on February 20, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

"The Poverty of Privacy Rights"

Watch this video with Khiara M. Bridges who is an anthropologist specializing in the #intersectionality of race, reproductive #justice, and law. She is best known for her book, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization, in which she argues that #race and #class largely affect women's #prenatal, #childbirth, and #postnatal experiences. #BHM #NewHaven #HealthyStart #blackchampions4health

Check out video here:…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Death by Delivery"

If you or know of someone that is pregnant, contact …


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 19, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

Employment Opportunity: Development Manager

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Development Manager. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. 

For more information and to apply please click here.

Added by Lisa Carter on February 15, 2019 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

As a little Brown girl with a big Arabic name growing up in a place called Lynchburg, Virginia, I always looked forward to Black History Month. I reveled in the opportunity to see performances hosted by the local Black Theatre ensemble. I developed a profound appreciation for the genius of George C. Wolfe, Lorraine Hansbury, and August Wilson. I learned about the complexities of African-Americans’ lived experiences in and the persistent struggle to survive in spaces that brand Black…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 14, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Facts on Reproductive Justice

Read the facts on reproductive justice:

Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 13, 2019 at 11:09am — No Comments

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys...

Continue reading:

Source: The…


Added by Lee Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 9:45am — No Comments

The History of Reproductive Justice

Take a look at The …


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 11, 2019 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Maternal Death Rates Continues to Rise

The United States ranks 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate and the maternal death rate continues to rise despite major advancements in medical technology and treatments. The statistics on #maternal death are staggering. Each year in the United States, about 700 to 1,200 women die from pregnancy or childbirth complications, and black women are about three to four times more likely to die of #pregnancy or delivery complications than white women.  Many are working to address…


Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 8, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments

Job openings at CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

 Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is currently hiring for six positions and an intern. If one of these sounds like someone you know, please pass the listing along.

Chief Legal Director (full-time, New Haven)

Direct CFE/Save the Sound’s legal department as part of a wider organizational team that employs legal action, community engagement, legislative advocacy and policy development, science and engineering,…


Added by Valerie Wormley Radford on February 7, 2019 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation Welcomes New Leadership and Member to 2019 Board of Directors

Terry H. Jones

New Haven, CT (January 29, 2019) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has welcomed Terry H. Jones, of Shelton, to its board of directors, and the board has voted Khalilah…


Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 7, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

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Foreclosure Risk is Growing, With No Relief in Sight

Homeowners and small landlords are under mounting pressure, as lost income related to COVID-19 leaves them with month after month of unpaid debt and limited ability to catch up. The loss of wealth could impact the next generation and beyond, especially in communities of color, warns LISC’s Denise Scott. “Just as COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on the health of Black and Brown families, so too is it exacerbating our racial wealth gap, which already saps so much from our national potential.”

Unlocking Corporate Treasuries for Racial Equity: A Podcast with LISC's George Ashton

George Ashton III, who oversees LISC's Strategic Investments department, joined a recent episode of the podcast Money + Meaning to discuss LISC's Black Economic Development Fund. The conversation delved into the growth of CDFIs and their role in economic development and how more corporations can direct their capital towards systems change that promotes racial equity.

How CDFIs and the UN Can Align the Measure of their Common Goals

By adopting a set of universal benchmarks established by the United Nations—the UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs—Community Development Financial Institutions can streamline the way they measure and demonstrate the investments they've been making for decades to help create equity and wellbeing for people and places in the United States. A blog by LISC's Anna Smukowski and the OFN's Andrea Longton explains how and why.

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