Monday, July 27, 2009
Youth and Friends of East Rock Park
9:39 pm edt
Friends of East
Rock Park (FERP) and Youth@Work are teaming to provide summer work opportunities for, and to benefit from, four summer interns.
Follow their activities and reflections at this blog.
Funds are still needed to support their
summer contributions and learning experiences. Donate online at http://www.friendsofeastrockpark.org/ or send a check: (with your address) made out to the Urban
Resources Initiative to:
Friends of East Rock Park
c/o Justin Elicker
192 Willow Street, #3
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
6:46 pm edt
Following on the July 13 post below regarding domestic
violence, this WNPR "Where We Live" radio episode features Erika Tindill, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Formerly volunteer co-president of
Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, Erika Tindill was at that time deputy director of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association. Before that, she was
a domestic violence prosecutor.
featured in the WNPR radio segment is Louise Hebert, herself a survivor of abuse who speaks powerfully of her experiences
and their lessons for the broader public. She is now among my colleagues on the advisory resource committee of Domestic
Violence Services of Greater New Haven, a program of Birmingham Group Health Services.
Erika Tindill and Louise Hebert were
among the participants in the October 2008 "Sound of Hope" event commemorating victims of domestic violence. Look for information on the October 2009 event.
. . . . .
York Times article and editorial provide international context:
July 16, 2009
New Policy Permits Asylum for Battered Women
By JULIA PRESTON
The Obama administration
reversed the Bush administration on an issue at the center of a legal battle.
Editorial: Asylum for Battered Women
For advocates, allowing
battered women asylum from countries where domestic violence is tolerated by society and government is long overdue.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
1:15 am edt
In a January
6, 2009 post below, I wrote about donating blood. The Red Cross has this corny top ten list of reasons to do so.
there’s this modest additional incentive: a free container of ice cream from Friendly’s.
To donate blood, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least
110 pounds, and be in general good health. To make an appointment:
call 1-800-GIVE LIFE, or go online at the American Red Cross.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Domestic Horror, Ways to Help
6:41 am edt