GNH Community

Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information

Shetterly's “HIDDEN FIGURES” Garners 3 Oscar Nominations

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996. Please visit our YouTube channel to see examples of our work: https://goo.gl/q3YhD6Civic Engagement, Education and Health Literacy are our main areas of focus.  Visitors can learn much more about OneWorld’s investment in each area by visiting the following links: Education Agenda: http://www.oneworldpi.org/education/ See our Civic Engagement programs and forums at: http://www.oneworldpi.org/civic_engagement/ and Health Literacy can be found at: http://www.oneworldpi.org/health/

Margot Lee Shetterly's book Hidden Figures has produced a remarkable movie.  Congratulations to her. It is her first publication.  

Ms. Shetterly will be at Quinnipiac University on Feb. 8, 7:00 - 10pm, for a Discussion Forum.  OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc highly recommends the book. Every young woman should read this book; we particularly recommend it for young women of color. The facts documented in this book are a part of America’s history. Our public schools should put this book in their libraries so that it is accessible to all students.  In March, OneWorld will host a high school forum for Women's History Month.  This book will be the center of our discussion.

It would help to read the book and see the movie before attending the Feb. 8, 7-10pm forum. Be sure to read the Prologue and the Epilogue.

"The “Hidden Figures” train keeps chugging along as the film picked up three Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, including Best Picture.

• Based on the book of the same name by Hampton native Margot Lee Shetterly, the story centers on three African-American women working at NASA Langley facility during the space race in the 1960s.

• On Tuesday morning, Shetterly, who has an executive producer credit for the film, was alone in a hotel room in Michigan, but her phone was lighting up from a stream of congratulatory messages. • “I set my alarm so I wouldn’t miss the nominations,” she said. “It’s just so exciting and thrilling.”

• The movie centers on Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Spencer picked up one of the film’s nominations, for Best Supporting Actress. She previously won in that category for “The Help.”

• Shetterly was particularly excited about Spencer’s nomination.

• “Dorothy Vaughan is somebody who had been completely forgotten. Her achievements weren’t well known,” she said. “Dorothy Vaughan is going to go down in the history book with the rest of these women.”

 •  http://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/dp-hidden-figures-nominated...

 OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996.  We produce three categories of television programs: health literacy, education and civic engagement. We also engage the community, and particularly students, in critical-thinking forums, an oratory competition and radio discussions. What we do depends largely on what we can financially afford to do at any given time and on an ongoing basis.  We invite and appreciate technical and financial support.

We at OneWorld invite you to visit our YouTube channel at: https://goo.gl/q3YhD6   Face Book is here: http://goo.gl/8v19VB  If you like what you see, please “LIKE” our FB page and please SHARE us with others.  We are all about good information and building a POSITIVE community.  We welcome financial and technical support. Write to us at: OneWorld, Inc. P.O. Box 8662, New Haven, CT 06531

Views: 72

Comment

You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Comment by N'Zinga Shani on January 25, 2017 at 6:03pm

This is an important book and movie.  The book is excellent; it is thorough and well written.  It is based on the facts and experiences of Ms. Shetterly, her parents and many in her community of Hampton, Virginia where she grew up.  The book offers an excellent opportunity for teachers, parents, churches and communities to seriously engage in conversations about overcoming challenges and planning for and working towards a positive future.  It also shows how segmented America is.  Growing up in Hampton, Virginia a young black girl can see a totally different America than someone growing up in Georgia, Mississippi and New Haven, CT. OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc  will be hosting a Women's History Month Forum in March; we will be using this book 'Hidden Figures' as the center piece of our discussion.  We hope that many people in Greater New Haven will join us.   You can learn more about our work by visiting our YouTube channel at: https://goo.gl/q3YhD6

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Out of concern for the welfare of our community and staff, The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon is closed to visitors until further notice; Foundation staff are available by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. For up-to-date information about The Foundation’s response to COVID-19, please visit:   www.cfgnh.org/covid-19. To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

 

 

 

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...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Supporting Small Businesses & Their Workers: A Quality Jobs Roundtable

People of color disproportionately bore the brunt of small business closures during the pandemic, even as large corporations reaped record profits. But the pandemic has also sparked creative and thoughtful responses to support an equitable recovery among small business owners, while helping them create quality jobs. The LISC Institute for Community Power hosted a conversation with three individuals that have been at the forefront of that experimentation.

Wells Fargo Foundation Awards $22.5 Million to LISC to Expand Homeownership for BIPOC Families

LISC program offices in Houston, New York and Richmond, Va. each received $7.5 million from the Wells Fargo Foundation to lead local collaboratives designed to address systemic roadblocks to homebuying for Black, Hispanic and other underserved individuals and families. Homeownership is a critical part of LISC’s efforts to upend racial health, wealth and opportunity gaps. The three LISC-led collaboratives aim to create 15,000 new homeowners of color by the end of 2025.

LISC-NPQ Series: Centering Food Justice + Indigenous Maternal Knowledge

Our series with NonProfit Quarterly, Community Strategies for Systemic Change, concludes with an essay by the founding directors of the Cihuapactli Collective, a Phoenix-based organizations that offers healing services to urban Indigenous people "from womb to tomb." Nurturing the inextricable links between Native food sovereignty and mothering practices, they argue, supports community, land and spirit, and paves a path to equity and wellbeing. All photos courtsey of Cihuapactli Collective.

© 2022   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service