Make our streets safer for all! Contact Congress! Bike ride today at 2pm! Write letters to the editor! Speak at City Hall!
Drivers watch for cyclists please! We need to coexist! Ride for awareness Ventura 11/23/13 pic.twitter.com/VTfL0LxqUM
— Gwendolyn Alley, MA (@ArtPredator) November 22, 2013
VCCool is leading three upcoming actions, starting with a ride tomorrow, Sat. Nov. 23, 2013:
1.) Bicycle Awareness Ride
Saturday, November 23, 2:00pm-4:30pm,
Starting at the HUB Community Bike Shop
1150 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura
Wear signs about the SOLUTION!!
This is not a ride of silence. What’s our message?
Same Roads, Same Rights, Same Responsibilities.
“We’re all in this together!” or “Bicycling Makes Life Wonderful.”
The Route: Ventura Ave/Main St/Loma Vista/Then Back
My students can join the ride for extra credit or to make up an absence.
2.) Letters to the Editor
Share how our dangerous roads affect you, your family, and our community. What are some solutions that would serve all of us? What does the freedom to bicycle and walk in our City mean to you? Do you have a kind message that you think might educate readers?
Please take a few minutes in the next day or two to write and email or snail mail your letter in advance of the council meeting and to follow-up awareness after the ride. My students can write AND SEND a letter for extra credit. Include the published letter in your portfolio.
3.) Bring the Issue to City Council
Monday, December 2
6:00pm- 7:30ish (come early to get a seat and fill out a PINK comment form)
Ventura City Hall
501 Poli St., Ventura, CA
Students can attend for extra credit–even more if you prepare something to say, speak, and include your notes/speech in your portfolio.
Published on Nov 20, 2012, this video as been viewed nearly 12 million times. It shows up on my Facebook feed every month or so which makes me think that a lot of these views have happened through sharing. It shows infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers pointing out that reality is often not what we think it is. The video uses information from:
This video inspired the following look at the global distribution of wealth:
Published on Apr 3, 2013, this video is closing in on 400,000 and shows how the richest 300 people in the world are more wealthy than the poorest 3 billion combined, and every year rich countries take over 10 times more money from poor countries than they give in aid. Find…
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If you are one of my students, please get your entries to me THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 in class OR put in my mailbox before NOON on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15. Some of you may want to consider whether your midterm essay on Rachel Carson might be a contender!
This guy says no. Watch this video to see how one person has inflated certain elements of what it means to be beautiful–and the repercussions.
Could this happen in the US? Is it happening in the US?
New York Times video based on this story: http://nyti.ms/1c0qcyF
Please take this poll by one of my Fall 2013 students; it’s for her research paper so please help her out!
I am looking for some feedback to help with my research… please take the pole (if I can figure it out) or respond to the questions below my commenting.
Thank you friends.
- How many hours a day do you spend using the cell phone, computer and television?
- What age were you when you first learned to use a smart phone or tablet?
- What is the youngest person you have seen operate a smart device?
- What’s your first reaction to being told you will not have access to any electronic devise for a night?
- Give 10 examples of items in your home you classify as “Tech”?
- Do you communicate differently via technical devises that you would in person? How?
- Give three examples of how technology has benefited your family.
- Give three examples of how technology has impacted your family in a negative way.