The Carr Fire in Redding, California has brought devastation to the Northern California region. Many people have had their homes destroyed or damaged, and tens of thousands of individuals and their families and pets are evacuated. It’s clear that the region will need assistance as those living there and the communities impacted by the fire… Continue reading How to Help: The Carr Fire Victims in Redding
Whether Washington has you feeling impotent or energized, now’s the time to start getting more politically active. Here are ways you can elevate your activism. Source: 25 ways to be politically active (whether you lean left or right) – CNNPolitics Have you seen this? If not, you might want to check it out. There are… Continue reading CNNPolitics’ ways to get politically active – what will you do?
If you’ve been paying attention to literacy activism for the past couple of years, then you’re probably already quite familiar with the notion of the Little Free Library. The idea there is that you post the little free library on your property, fill it with books, and others can take or leave materials as… Continue reading The Little Free Pantry Project
In NationSwell’s article, Erin Schrode Shares 7 Secrets To Be Effective Activist, Erin Schrode shared 7 different tips for being more effective when serving as an activist. For those not familiar with Erin Schrode, she is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Turning Green, and she ran in California in an attempt to become the youngest… Continue reading How to Be Effective When Championing a Cause
For a lot of people around the world, 2016 was a crummy year. No matter what your experience was last year, or how you feel about 2016’s U.S. election results, 2017 is a new year, and it offers many new ways for you to get involved. It’s vital that we come together to work with… Continue reading Happy New Year! It’s Time to Get Involved in Your Communities!
The Dress a Girl Around the World program is sponsored by the organization Hope 4 Women International. The program has provided over 300,000 dresses for girls around the world. Participants sew a dress out of cotton fabric for a young girl to wear. Often, these are the only new dresses that some of these girls will… Continue reading Dress a Girl Around the World
Tragic news has come out of the state of Washington over the past several weeks. A landslide has taken several lives, and the search continues for individuals who have been reported missing since the landslide. It’s heartbreaking. It’s hard, I’m sure, for the survivors to worry about missing family members, and for parents to learn… Continue reading Get Involved: Washington Landslide
So you want to get involved with your community, but you’re not sure where you should start. You’re not alone! It can be daunting to choose a cause, know who to talk to, or join in on a fundraiser. There are so many different worthy organizations to choose from, one can become easily… Continue reading Involvement Tips: What You Need to Know to Get Started
It’s never a good thing when books are burned, but what about when books are dumped out of a school district’s collection? In a city neighboring Detroit, recently, there were protests sparked over the dumping of Black History books. Evidently, a Detroit-area school district dumped thousands of historic works – more than 10,000 volumes that covered Black… Continue reading Event of Interest: Protest in Detroit over Black History Book Dumping
While you’re figuring out what you’d like to do, here are some of the topics for this past week. The marriage equality debate had people changing their Facebook profile pictures, GMOs get a leg up in legislation, and more. The Supreme Court has been discussing marriage equality and whether or not California’s Proposition 8… Continue reading Activism Around the Web: Saturday, March 30, 2013