Cheap Thrills: Gaining New Skills on the Cheap

If you are interested in learning some food-related skills, but aren’t sure where to start, please allow me to make a few suggestions. Growing and preserving food doesn’t have to be terribly expensive. It’s a great way to foster community. You get to eat the results of your work. It’s a win-win-win situation! Gardening Seeds […]

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Taking the Lead in Uncertainty: Making Theatre in Palestine

I am in Bethlehem, Palestine, working with the Diyar Academy for Children and Youth, along with elderly women of the Ajyal group. (“Ajyal” means generations in Arabic.)  I am directing a theatre production made up of three short plays adapted from classic short stories and translated into Arabic. How do I lead amidst my own […]

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The Necessity of Reliable Child Care

Whether by necessity or choice, the majority of parents work, and many depend on formal, organized, out-of-home care.  The American Planning Association (APA) has long recognized in its Policy Guide on the Provision of Child Care (1997) that child care is a critical component of livable communities for many families.This story comes from a You’re […]

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The Impact of Fair Trade Relationship

As we continue to raise awareness and to fund raise for the Fair Trade effort in Riverside, I want to share a story about the impact this partnership has in Bangladesh. First, what is “Fair Trade”? Fair Trade is defined as a partnership based on an exchange of goods that involves dialogue, transparency and mutual […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright