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postcardsfromethiopia:

Leku Book Project Update!
Family, friends, and followers,
First, Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all healthy and warm this winter. Second, THANK YOU SO MUCH for those who have already sent us books! I am so grateful for every single contribution / book you have ordered for us. I don’t mean to be so cheesy, but you are truly changing these students’ lives over here!
Here are some stats / information for you all:
How many books have been donated so far to Leku Primary School?My students and I have received 78 book donations so far!! [Updated Jan. 5, 2014] This is incredible to say the least, I am so humbled and touched by your contributions, THANK YOU AGAIN.
How are these books going to be used exactly?Every day students come to my classroom during their break time to read, so we will use your donated books to have read alouds, reader’s theater, and free reading time, to increase the literacy rate in Leku, as well as build students’ love for reading. Also, any time I have a club meeting (Girls club, English club, HIV/AIDS + Grassroot Soccer club), students who come in early get to sit down and read your books!
What is your goal [# of books donated] to the school / students?I would love to boast 120 children’s story books donated for my students and school, but of course the 78 that we already will be receiving is 78 more than they will ever have access to!
How can I help you reach your goal of 120 books? Through betterworldbooks.com, you can send us a used book (or as many as you wish) to my town with no additional shipping costs! Yes, FREE SHIPPING! And many books cost as little as $5. After you ordered the book(s), please email me which ones you sent, as well as your mailing address for thank you cards!
Shipping address:OhnSoon KimP.O. Box 64Leku, Sidama ZoneSNNPR, Ethiopia[no zipcodes]
Email: ohnsoonkim@gmail.com
Book Wish List / Suggested List [Please send us any of your favorite children’s books, even if it is not on the list!]
Should I donate a book as a Christmas present to OhnSoon?YES YES YES. I promise it would make me and my students happier than any other gift you would want to send me. And don’t worry about Christmas being only a few days away, Ethiopian Christmas is not until January 7th!
I already donated, what else can I do?First of all, you are an AMAZING human being! Secondly, please wait for thank you cards and pictures from my students. And lastly, spread the word! Email, facebook, twitter, tumblr, hand-written notes, whichever way you like :)
I am in a giving mood, can I contribute to something else?Check out all the other Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia who are receiving BetterWorldBooks for their communities!
 [Awesome charts, graphs, data about us here, made by our own PCV Carlin: http://americaninethiopia.blogspot.com/2013/12/peace-corps-ethiopia-literacy-projects.html] And if you would like to send another volunteer a book, let me know and I can give you their address.



Thank you again for all your support, please know that these students and I are SO EXCITED for every single book that will come to Leku!

postcardsfromethiopia:

Leku Book Project Update!

Family, friends, and followers,

First, Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all healthy and warm this winter. Second, THANK YOU SO MUCH for those who have already sent us books! I am so grateful for every single contribution / book you have ordered for us. I don’t mean to be so cheesy, but you are truly changing these students’ lives over here!

Here are some stats / information for you all:

How many books have been donated so far to Leku Primary School?
My students and I have received 78 book donations so far!! [Updated Jan. 5, 2014] This is incredible to say the least, I am so humbled and touched by your contributions, THANK YOU AGAIN.

How are these books going to be used exactly?
Every day 
students come to my classroom during their break time to read, so we will use your donated books to have read alouds, reader’s theater, and free reading time, to increase the literacy rate in Leku, as well as build students’ love for reading. Also, any time I have a club meeting (Girls club, English club, HIV/AIDS + Grassroot Soccer club), students who come in early get to sit down and read your books!

What is your goal [# of books donated] to the school / students?
I would love to boast 120 children’s story books donated for my students and school, but of course the 78 that we already will be receiving is 78 more than they will ever have access to!

How can I help you reach your goal of 120 books? 
Through betterworldbooks.com, you can send us a used book (or as many as you wish) to my town with no additional shipping costs! Yes, FREE SHIPPING! And many books cost as little as $5. After you ordered the book(s), please email me which ones you sent, as well as your mailing address for thank you cards!

Shipping address:
OhnSoon Kim
P.O. Box 64
Leku, Sidama Zone
SNNPR, Ethiopia
[no zipcodes]

Email: ohnsoonkim@gmail.com

Book Wish List / Suggested List [Please send us any of your favorite children’s books, even if it is not on the list!]

Should I donate a book as a Christmas present to OhnSoon?
YES YES YES. I promise it would make me and my students happier than any other gift you would want to send me. And don’t worry about Christmas being only a few days away, Ethiopian Christmas is not until January 7th!

I already donated, what else can I do?
First of all, you are an AMAZING human being! Secondly, please wait for thank you cards and pictures from my students. And lastly, spread the word! Email, facebook, twitter, tumblr, hand-written notes, whichever way you like :)

I am in a giving mood, can I contribute to something else?
Check out all the other Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia who are receiving BetterWorldBooks for their communities!
[Awesome charts, graphs, data about us here, made by our own PCV Carlin: http://americaninethiopia.blogspot.com/2013/12/peace-corps-ethiopia-literacy-projects.html] And if you would like to send another volunteer a book, let me know and I can give you their address.

Thank you again for all your support, please know that these students and I are SO EXCITED for every single book that will come to Leku!

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kateordie:

phunkyvanspam:

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That’s what I’m talking about!

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That’s what I’m talking about!

It’s my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Texas gubernatorial candidate and all-around badass Wendy Davis supports marriage equality! Not that anyone is surprised, but still. Heyo, representation from Texas! (via the Huffington Post)  (via gaywrites)

White House Task Force: Hold accountable colleges that refuse to protect survivors of sexual violence

fuckyeahfeminists:

edactnow:

You’ll never find rape advertised in a glossy college brochure. Yet the past two years have brought a delugeofevidencethatsexual violence is a staple of U.S. higher education, with one in five women — and a number of men — suffering rape during their time in college.

After 175,000 people joined our petition asking the Department of Education to enforce Title IX — the federal legislation that requires colleges to protect their students from violence — President Barack Obama created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

It’s clear the president heard our plea: 4 out of the 5 goals the president directed to his task force came directly from our demands last summer.

But while the President’s task force is a step in the right direction, it isn’t an end in itself.

That’s why we’re calling on the task force to make Title IX enforcement meaningful by directing the Department of Education to conduct timely and transparent investigations, issue substantive sanctions against offending schools, and provide substantial resources to colleges about issues, like intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and abuse, that impact a diversity of students, including queer survivors, survivors of color, and undocumented survivors.

Please stand with us and with all survivors who have been denied their civil right to justice and safety in education, by adding your signature below. Together we can show the President and his task force that we’re going to keep fighting until every single student can go to school in the United States without fear.

After all, sexual violence is an extracurricular no student should have to endure.

Please sign and share to show the White House that they need to listen to survivors. And survivors say one of the key ways to reduce campus sexual violence is through strengthening Title IX enforcement.

We’re meeting with senior White House officials this Friday! Please join us in telling the administration that we *need* the Department of Education’s enforcement of Title IX to be made meaningful by holding schools that refuse to do their job accountable.

coolchicksfromhistory:


Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.

February 21-March 1, 2014
Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St Brooklyn, NY 
More Info
Tickets: $15-25

coolchicksfromhistory:

Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.

February 21-March 1, 2014

Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St Brooklyn, NY 

More Info

Tickets: $15-25

creativemornings:

Illustrator Zach Higgins combined CreativeMornings quotes with Shutterstock assets to create a series of posters to that will get you thinking like a creative rebel in no time. See the rest here.

creativemornings:

Illustrator Zach Higgins combined CreativeMornings quotes with Shutterstock assets to create a series of posters to that will get you thinking like a creative rebel in no time. See the rest here.

oxfamgb:

Meet Assaguid and his newborn son Ashafek. Assaguid is a farmer who didn’t get the chance to have an education.Thanks to a school funded by YOUR donations, little Ashafek WILL get the chance to go to school, have an education and face a bright future. That’s the difference we can make together. LIKE this to help spread the hope of a better future for thousands like Ashafek.

oxfamgb:

Meet Assaguid and his newborn son Ashafek. Assaguid is a farmer who didn’t get the chance to have an education.

Thanks to a school funded by YOUR donations, little Ashafek WILL get the chance to go to school, have an education and face a bright future. 

That’s the difference we can make together. LIKE this to help spread the hope of a better future for thousands like Ashafek.

escapedosmil:

projectunbreakable:

nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by police officers, attorneys, and other authority figures

more info about project unbreakable here

original tumblr here

previously: nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by their friends/family

yo fuck this.

those ‘authority’ figures are just as guilty as the rapists.

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reverseracism:

shizukarose:

reverseracism:

Starting to become more and more skeptical of white educators. Not because of this. That whole white supremacist principal from last year was a huge red flag for me.

Is there any way we can report this. This is not okay.

I doubt it. The best we can do is know that people like this teacher are out there…teaching our kids…

reverseracism:

shizukarose:

reverseracism:

Starting to become more and more skeptical of white educators. Not because of this. That whole white supremacist principal from last year was a huge red flag for me.

Is there any way we can report this. This is not okay.

I doubt it. The best we can do is know that people like this teacher are out there…teaching our kids…

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