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The Urgency of Youth Representation

Activism | Relationships Summary. Imagine a person who’s brain is only partially operational. Their thoughts, words, decisions, and behavior would likely be impeded. So it is also true when a society does not have an open balanced democratic dialog and political system which includes all people of the society regardless of age or gender. If a… Continue reading The Urgency of Youth Representation

Building a More Effective Military Defense for Greater National and Global Security Through Humanitarian Relief and Sustainability

Activism Summary. In tough economic times, it’s even more essential to achieve the greatest value from money spent on defense and national security. A nation’s armed forces and military personnel must be fully trained and equipped to meet modern threats to national security. The threats we face today are like none we’ve ever faced before. For… Continue reading Building a More Effective Military Defense for Greater National and Global Security Through Humanitarian Relief and Sustainability

Nuru International Works to End Terrorism by Eliminating Extreme Poverty – Civilian and Military Response Turns Toward Humanitarian Aid

Activism Nuru International works to end extreme poverty by focusing on empowering people through programs in agriculture, education, and healthcare, as well as water and sanitation. In the Kiswahili language of Kuria, Kenya, the word Nuru means light. Ending Poverty to Eliminate Terrorism Nuru was founded by Jake Harriman, an ex-Marine platoon commander who, after… Continue reading Nuru International Works to End Terrorism by Eliminating Extreme Poverty – Civilian and Military Response Turns Toward Humanitarian Aid

What Is The Spark – Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Spark Campaign Initiative

Effective Living > Iowa City Summary. The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce has created a new initiative with a publicity website called What Is The Spark. The information page for the site is accessible only through a hidden link that becomes visible when a mouse hovers over it. Sidewalk Chalk. The promotional campaign began… Continue reading What Is The Spark – Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Spark Campaign Initiative

Food, Inc. – A Documentary Video Movie Film About Food, Health, Environment, Business, and Animal Suffering

Activism > Environment | Health Summary. Food Inc., available on DVD or Blu-ray, is a documentary about the production of food in the United States. Overview. The movie shares startling facts about the corporate ownership of genetically modified soybeans that represent 80% of the soybeans in the nation. Those who grow these soybeans without authorization,… Continue reading Food, Inc. – A Documentary Video Movie Film About Food, Health, Environment, Business, and Animal Suffering

Email Newsletter Mailing List Management Software and Services

Technology > Resources Summary. The distribution of email newsletters typically requires mailing list management software or service providers. Below are some options to consider. Programs such as QuickBooks allow for mailings to go out to customers and supporters, but sometimes an online service works better. ConstantContact.com – “Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and… Continue reading Email Newsletter Mailing List Management Software and Services

Send Your Love by Sting – Example of Pay it Forward Thinking – Music Video, Lyrics, and Streaming Audio Song Player

Activism Summary. The music video Send Your Love by Sting shows examples of the future impact of our kindness today. Also known as love activism, this form of outreach is often overlooked or considered schmaltzy. However, it can have a huge impact. Future impact studies allow us to see the long-term and repercussive impact of the domino effect… Continue reading Send Your Love by Sting – Example of Pay it Forward Thinking – Music Video, Lyrics, and Streaming Audio Song Player

Activism Training Workshop and Distance Education Course on Creativity and Effectiveness in Activism

Activism Course Summary. This is a distance education online course with a workshop format. In the course, we explore the use of creativity for more effective activism and desired social, economic, political, and cultural outcomes. Registration. To register for the course, please use our contact form. Because some of the course content and presentation takes… Continue reading Activism Training Workshop and Distance Education Course on Creativity and Effectiveness in Activism

“A Time for Burning” – The 1966 Lutheran Church Documentary on Racism

A Time for Burning explores race relations through the experiences of a church community in Omaha, Nebraska in 1966. In the documentary, Lutheran minister, Reverend L. William Youngdahl, attempts to inspire his White parishioners to reach out and make a connection with members of a Black Lutheran church in their community. Description by Paul Gaita… Continue reading “A Time for Burning” – The 1966 Lutheran Church Documentary on Racism