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  • As we enter the third day of our #strike, I know we are fighting for something some will say we will never get.
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I know it is an uphill battle in education. 
I know that it is a struggle for so many teachers across the nation to find resources, books, materials, help, nurses, librarians, money, and understanding.
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I, also, know that we cannot give up. We cannot stop asking is this the best? Is this the best education for this child? Is this the best we can give the future? 
We must not settle for okay. We must not settle and say well, this is normal. It’s not.
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It is not normal that our education systems are falling apart. It is not normal that our teachers are overworked and underpaid. It is not normal that teaching as a profession is looked down on and as a result, we are entering a teacher shortage. It is not normal that only one side of history is told. It is not normal that BIPOC voices are silenced. It is not normal that we police our schools instead of restoring them. It is not normal that we have to fight for correct and good pedagogy. It is not normal that we have to pay for books for our classroom libraries. None of this is normal, but we have accepted it as such.
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We have to demand better. @utlanow #strikeready #utlanow #studentsfirst #foreducation #standupfightback #redfored
  • As we enter the third day of our #strike , I know we are fighting for something some will say we will never get.
    .

    I know it is an uphill battle in education.
    I know that it is a struggle for so many teachers across the nation to find resources, books, materials, help, nurses, librarians, money, and understanding.
    .

    I, also, know that we cannot give up. We cannot stop asking is this the best? Is this the best education for this child? Is this the best we can give the future?
    We must not settle for okay. We must not settle and say well, this is normal. It’s not.
    .

    It is not normal that our education systems are falling apart. It is not normal that our teachers are overworked and underpaid. It is not normal that teaching as a profession is looked down on and as a result, we are entering a teacher shortage. It is not normal that only one side of history is told. It is not normal that BIPOC voices are silenced. It is not normal that we police our schools instead of restoring them. It is not normal that we have to fight for correct and good pedagogy. It is not normal that we have to pay for books for our classroom libraries. None of this is normal, but we have accepted it as such.
    .

    We have to demand better. @utlanow #strikeready #utlanow #studentsfirst #foreducation #standupfightback #redfored
  • 288 8 16 January, 2019
  • Sevgili İg Dostlarım,

Ben eğitimle yaşamların değiştiğine inanıyorum. Siz de bize destek olursanız birlikte annesi ya da babası hayatta olmayan çocukların geleceğini beraber aydınlatabiliriz.

Bu Pazar İstanbul Maratonu’nda Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti’nin “Söz Konusu Eğitimse, Yardıma Koşarım” projesine destek olmak için güzel kalpli bir ekiple iyilik peşinde koşuyoruz. Her ne kadar ben malum sebepten koşuda olamasam da kalbim dostlarımla. Benim yerime koşacak olan eşim de bir ay önce dizinden sakatlandı ve haftada üç gün fizik tedavide. İnşallah seneye bir arada koşacağız💙
Siz de Darüşşafaka’da okuyan bir öğrencinin eğitimine dilediğiniz tutarda bağış yaparak destek olabilirsiniz! 
Beni ve bu pırıl pırıl çocukları desteklemek isterseniz bağış kanallarının linkini profilime yazıyorum. Lütfen oraya tıklayın veya

Havale/EFT yapabilirsiniz.

Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti
İşbankası - Kozyatağı Ticari Şube (Şube Kodu :1386)
Hesap No: 14621
Iban : TR050006400000113860014621

Şimdiden destekleriniz için çok teşekkür ederim🙏 Lütfen fotoğrafı beğenmeyin unutmayın, ne kadar çok kişi görürse o kadar sonuç alabiliriz💙
#marathon #foreducation #forkids @darussafakacemiyeti
  • Sevgili İg Dostlarım,

    Ben eğitimle yaşamların değiştiğine inanıyorum. Siz de bize destek olursanız birlikte annesi ya da babası hayatta olmayan çocukların geleceğini beraber aydınlatabiliriz.

    Bu Pazar İstanbul Maratonu’nda Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti’nin “Söz Konusu Eğitimse, Yardıma Koşarım” projesine destek olmak için güzel kalpli bir ekiple iyilik peşinde koşuyoruz. Her ne kadar ben malum sebepten koşuda olamasam da kalbim dostlarımla. Benim yerime koşacak olan eşim de bir ay önce dizinden sakatlandı ve haftada üç gün fizik tedavide. İnşallah seneye bir arada koşacağız💙
    Siz de Darüşşafaka’da okuyan bir öğrencinin eğitimine dilediğiniz tutarda bağış yaparak destek olabilirsiniz!
    Beni ve bu pırıl pırıl çocukları desteklemek isterseniz bağış kanallarının linkini profilime yazıyorum. Lütfen oraya tıklayın veya

    Havale/EFT yapabilirsiniz.

    Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti
    İşbankası - Kozyatağı Ticari Şube (Şube Kodu :1386)
    Hesap No: 14621
    Iban : TR050006400000113860014621

    Şimdiden destekleriniz için çok teşekkür ederim🙏 Lütfen fotoğrafı beğenmeyin unutmayın, ne kadar çok kişi görürse o kadar sonuç alabiliriz💙
    #marathon #foreducation #forkids @darussafakacemiyeti
  • 1,535 6 13 November, 2016
  • Fyi guys. Public hearing SCR108 happening tomorrow in regards to support raceway park on Oahu, resolution 18-265. The meeting will be held at the State Capitol (Don’t confuse it with City Hall). Friday, March 22, 2019
TIME:
2:45 p.m.
PLACE:
Conference Room 414
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

Get there early to find street parking. 
Take the elevator to the 4th floor, look for Room 414.

This is a chance to show your support for a raceway park that is needed on Oahu. Please bring your “A” game and come with respect to share your opinion.  Be articulate, leave the hostility at home, we need to prove to them and give them good reasons. For the community, for our safety, for our economy, for family traditions, for education. And even if you don’t speak, the presence will say a-lot as well. Yea it is a work day, but hope some of you can make it out to support. 
Mahalo nui loa
#oahuneedsaracewaypark #forourcommunity #foroursafety #foreducation #foroureconomy #fortradition
  • Fyi guys. Public hearing SCR108 happening tomorrow in regards to support raceway park on Oahu, resolution 18-265. The meeting will be held at the State Capitol (Don’t confuse it with City Hall). Friday, March 22, 2019
    TIME:
    2:45 p.m.
    PLACE:
    Conference Room 414
    State Capitol
    415 South Beretania Street

    Get there early to find street parking.
    Take the elevator to the 4th floor, look for Room 414.

    This is a chance to show your support for a raceway park that is needed on Oahu. Please bring your “A” game and come with respect to share your opinion. Be articulate, leave the hostility at home, we need to prove to them and give them good reasons. For the community, for our safety, for our economy, for family traditions, for education. And even if you don’t speak, the presence will say a-lot as well. Yea it is a work day, but hope some of you can make it out to support.
    Mahalo nui loa
    #oahuneedsaracewaypark #forourcommunity #foroursafety #foreducation #foroureconomy #fortradition
  • 258 9 22 March, 2019
  • 📣 In my element 🗯
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This is already almost a month ago, where we protested against the budget cuts at Dutch universities due to neoliberal government policies and the organization of universities as business. Education is NOT business. It’s a right - it’s knowledge production - it’s emancipatory - especially the humanities departement. :
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I asked Naomi Klein what she thought about the humanities being defunded - she also said that history, philosophy and other social sciences are so essential to have collective memories of the past in order to be able to imagine a functional future. A future beyond the destructive system of capitalism!!!!!!
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She also said that economics is not a NATURAL science as it is often understood as, but a social science with no hard truths based in scientific research. Economy can change. We need economists to work with philosophy to imagine new systems that will be non-exploitative, non-racist, non-patriarchal, non-destructive. We need creative imagination!! And direct action! 15th of january there’s an earth strike in Amsterdam - who’s joining?
  • 📣 In my element 🗯
    :
    This is already almost a month ago, where we protested against the budget cuts at Dutch universities due to neoliberal government policies and the organization of universities as business. Education is NOT business. It’s a right - it’s knowledge production - it’s emancipatory - especially the humanities departement. :
    :
    I asked Naomi Klein what she thought about the humanities being defunded - she also said that history, philosophy and other social sciences are so essential to have collective memories of the past in order to be able to imagine a functional future. A future beyond the destructive system of capitalism!!!!!!
    :
    :
    She also said that economics is not a NATURAL science as it is often understood as, but a social science with no hard truths based in scientific research. Economy can change. We need economists to work with philosophy to imagine new systems that will be non-exploitative, non-racist, non-patriarchal, non-destructive. We need creative imagination!! And direct action! 15th of january there’s an earth strike in Amsterdam - who’s joining?
  • 107 10 10 January, 2019

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  • “I affirm that via arts and related experiences, boundaries that typically divide and ostracize become blurred and erased. And, it’s in those environments where we truly operate and function simply as human beings— sans all the limiting labels. Whether it’s in the stroke of the brushes, the unified one-two step and/or the glaring vocals of an entire crowd singing a chorus, we’re in it together and, in that moment, that’s all that matters.”⁣
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A few weeks ago, we asked Davita Galloway her opinion on the 1/4 cent sales tax increase for arts, parks and education that’s on the Nov. 5 ballot in Mecklenburg County. We should have known one editorial wouldn’t be enough. Use the link in our bio to read part two of Davita’s thoughts on the matter. ⁣
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P.S. Please, please, please, no matter who or what you’re voting for … go vote tomorrow. It’s important.⁣
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Photo Credit: @thecreativegent_
  • “I affirm that via arts and related experiences, boundaries that typically divide and ostracize become blurred and erased. And, it’s in those environments where we truly operate and function simply as human beings— sans all the limiting labels. Whether it’s in the stroke of the brushes, the unified one-two step and/or the glaring vocals of an entire crowd singing a chorus, we’re in it together and, in that moment, that’s all that matters.”⁣

    A few weeks ago, we asked Davita Galloway her opinion on the 1/4 cent sales tax increase for arts, parks and education that’s on the Nov. 5 ballot in Mecklenburg County. We should have known one editorial wouldn’t be enough. Use the link in our bio to read part two of Davita’s thoughts on the matter. ⁣

    P.S. Please, please, please, no matter who or what you’re voting for … go vote tomorrow. It’s important.⁣

    Photo Credit: @thecreativegent_
  • 56 1 4 November, 2019
  • You’ll never meet two candidates who are SWEETER than these two. #foreducation
  • You’ll never meet two candidates who are SWEETER than these two. #foreducation
  • 6 0 4 November, 2019
  • Here’s a question that's on the minds of many Charlotte-area voters in fall 2019: Why is the sales tax referendum written in such vague language on the ballot? Shouldn’t voters be made aware in the voting booth that they are voting for funds to be allocated to parks, arts and education?⁣
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In 2007, legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly gave to counties a local-option, quarter-cent sales tax (G.S. 105-535), which must be approved by voters in a referendum before it can be adopted by a county. ⁣
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However, “a county may not stipulate the use of the money on the ballot,” and “legislation specifies how the question must be presented on the ballot.” Well, we here at The Biscuit think that’s … how do we say ... really, really dumb. So, we imagined what that ballot writing session must have been like ...⁣
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We at Charlotte Is Creative are voting FOR! this measure. But, whichever way YOU vote, the most important thing is that you DO vote. #charlotteiscreative #govote
  • Here’s a question that's on the minds of many Charlotte-area voters in fall 2019: Why is the sales tax referendum written in such vague language on the ballot? Shouldn’t voters be made aware in the voting booth that they are voting for funds to be allocated to parks, arts and education?⁣

    In 2007, legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly gave to counties a local-option, quarter-cent sales tax (G.S. 105-535), which must be approved by voters in a referendum before it can be adopted by a county. ⁣

    However, “a county may not stipulate the use of the money on the ballot,” and “legislation specifies how the question must be presented on the ballot.” Well, we here at The Biscuit think that’s … how do we say ... really, really dumb. So, we imagined what that ballot writing session must have been like ...⁣

    We at Charlotte Is Creative are voting FOR! this measure. But, whichever way YOU vote, the most important thing is that you DO vote. #charlotteiscreative #govote
  • 27 3 30 October, 2019
  • Y'all, I volunteered at an early voting site yesterday, and the turnout was ABYSMAL. Urge your people to vote this election, and make sure you do, too! #VoteFOR #ForParks #ForEducation #ForArts
  • Y'all, I volunteered at an early voting site yesterday, and the turnout was ABYSMAL. Urge your people to vote this election, and make sure you do, too! #VoteFOR #ForParks #ForEducation #ForArts
  • 1 0 29 October, 2019
  • Charlotte peeps! Did you know that 5 of 7 of the Mayors of the Towns support the sales tax (including the Republican mayors of Matthews and Cornelius)? Holy broad bipartisan support, Batman! This is the final week of early voting, y'all. We've GOT to get our numbers up at the polls in order to pass this initiative!  #VoteFOR #ForEducation #ForParks #ForArts
  • Charlotte peeps! Did you know that 5 of 7 of the Mayors of the Towns support the sales tax (including the Republican mayors of Matthews and Cornelius)? Holy broad bipartisan support, Batman! This is the final week of early voting, y'all. We've GOT to get our numbers up at the polls in order to pass this initiative!   #VoteFOR   #ForEducation   #ForParks   #ForArts
  • 2 0 28 October, 2019
  • The TAEP Team VOTED! Cast your vote today! Vote FOR Parks, Arts, and Education! Early Voting ends NOV 1st. 💙❤️💙 The citizens of Mecklenburg County will be asked on the ballot if they want to approve a quarter-cent sales tax that would help fund arts programming, teacher raises, and improved parks and greenways.

The sales tax does NOT apply to most groceries, prescription drugs, or gas. It amounts to 25 cents for every $100 you spend.
#theartsempowermentproject #artaccess #govote #FORParks #FORArts #FOREducation #civicduty
  • The TAEP Team VOTED! Cast your vote today! Vote FOR Parks, Arts, and Education! Early Voting ends NOV 1st. 💙❤️💙 The citizens of Mecklenburg County will be asked on the ballot if they want to approve a quarter-cent sales tax that would help fund arts programming, teacher raises, and improved parks and greenways.

    The sales tax does NOT apply to most groceries, prescription drugs, or gas. It amounts to 25 cents for every $100 you spend.
    #theartsempowermentproject #artaccess #govote #FORParks #FORArts #FOREducation #civicduty
  • 41 0 24 October, 2019
  • "What’s also familiar about this process and conversation is the need to, yet again, convince YOU that art matters and isn’t simply a hobby or something someone does when they clock-out of their “real job.” That art (as well as parks and education) has real impact on real lives." - @thedavitagalloway of @duppandswat ⁣
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On Nov. 5, Mecklenburg County voters will vote FOR! or against a 1/4 cent sales tax to fund arts & culture, parks, and education. We asked Davita how she feels about it. And, she answered. Use the link in our bio read more of Davita’s thoughts on the proposed tax. #charlotteiscreative
  • "What’s also familiar about this process and conversation is the need to, yet again, convince YOU that art matters and isn’t simply a hobby or something someone does when they clock-out of their “real job.” That art (as well as parks and education) has real impact on real lives." - @thedavitagalloway of @duppandswat

    On Nov. 5, Mecklenburg County voters will vote FOR! or against a 1/4 cent sales tax to fund arts & culture, parks, and education. We asked Davita how she feels about it. And, she answered. Use the link in our bio read more of Davita’s thoughts on the proposed tax. #charlotteiscreative
  • 106 6 22 October, 2019
  • Charlotte peeps: across the country, 72% of the population (on average) can walk to a park within 10 minutes of their home. Here, that's true for only 36% of our neighbors. The Sales Tax referendum will make enormous strides in getting our woefully underfunded parks and greenways back on track! #VoteFOR #ForParks #ForEducation #ForArts
  • Charlotte peeps: across the country, 72% of the population (on average) can walk to a park within 10 minutes of their home. Here, that's true for only 36% of our neighbors. The Sales Tax referendum will make enormous strides in getting our woefully underfunded parks and greenways back on track! #VoteFOR #ForParks #ForEducation #ForArts
  • 2 0 22 October, 2019
  • We studied together for over 7 months and explored the world of Mathematics. We started off by disliking the subject but grew to love it as We did worksheets and practiced problem solving in class and after school hours. We challenged each other and had an amasing time learning together.

As we near program closure and time to bid farewell nears, we spent an autumn afternoon with our fourth graders, under the orange apricot trees and enjoyed a hearty meal of barbecue and mashed potatoes. In the past four years, I have taken multiple classes in different schools and valleys but working with these 4th graders this year has been a joy like no other. - Marvi Soomro
Program Director

#IEIxShimshal #ieipakistan #volunteering #pakistan #foreducation #artandeducation #communityfirst #happiness2others #peacebuilding #autumn #workingwithschools #volunteeringisfun
  • We studied together for over 7 months and explored the world of Mathematics. We started off by disliking the subject but grew to love it as We did worksheets and practiced problem solving in class and after school hours. We challenged each other and had an amasing time learning together.

    As we near program closure and time to bid farewell nears, we spent an autumn afternoon with our fourth graders, under the orange apricot trees and enjoyed a hearty meal of barbecue and mashed potatoes. In the past four years, I have taken multiple classes in different schools and valleys but working with these 4th graders this year has been a joy like no other. - Marvi Soomro
    Program Director

    #IEIxShimshal #ieipakistan #volunteering #pakistan #foreducation #artandeducation #communityfirst #happiness2others #peacebuilding #autumn #workingwithschools #volunteeringisfun
  • 131 5 17 October, 2019