All Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (188)

New eBook Details Seoul’s Sharing City Project

Seoul Plaza (Wikipedia)…


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Added by Dr Robert Muller on October 19, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

ON WORLD DAY OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, STRUGGLING FOR LAND IN BRAZIL

Families in a Landless Workers Movement squatter encampment, hoping to win legal title to the land. Photo: Andy Lin.

October 14, 2014



By Beverly Bell



October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Guide to Apps for Social Change

GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE



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One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students, and scholars network, connect, and share best resources. This guide will look at some of the key issues and considerations around using apps in peace and development work, as well as offer some examples of how they are being used.  An…

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Added by Valerie Oliphant on October 14, 2014 at 6:33am — 4 Comments

When Social Media Broadcasts Both Peace and Conflict

How can social media help peacebuilders in an information environment? What does the ‪#‎NotInMyName‬ campaign…

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Added by TechChange on September 30, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Role of Ethics in Using ICTs for Peacebuilding

TechChange COO Chris Neu is fond of pointing out that in social change, technology is only 10% of the equation while the rest is about the humans using that technology. That 10% is a…

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tech for Conflict Management & Peacebuilding online course (Discount available for PCDN members)

Course date: October 6 - October 31 

TC109: …

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in the Digital Age

"The Internet and new technologies are increasingly influencing not only the way people respond to and recover from conflicts, but also the way they further engage in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Part of creating communities that can advance peacebuilding is…

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Added by TechChange on August 19, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

THE RICHES OF NATURE V. PRIVATE PROPERTY: AN INTERVIEW WITH GERARDO CERDAS

By Beverly Bell



July 1, 2014



Gerardo Cerdas with the next generation of humanity. 

 

Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on July 1, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

RAISING HOPE ACROSS BORDERS: TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POWER

 An interview with Gerardo Cerdas by Beverly Bell

 

June 17, 2014

 

Last gathering of the cross-border Cry of the Excluded movement, in indigenous lands in Honduras,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 17, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

What Does Global Social Media Mean for Social Change Campaigns?

In the last decade, social media has spread quickly across the world and has grown not just in terms of users on popular platforms, but also in terms of new niche platforms tailored for specific populations.

To read the entire blog post on the global diversity of social media,…

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Added by TechChange on June 12, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Social Media for Social Change online certificate course (June 16 - July 11, 2014)

Hello PCDN Community,

How can you use social media tools to create social change? The upcoming Social Media for Social Change online course which begins in 2 weeks on June 16. Make sure to apply as soon as possible and use the discount code, SOCIALPCDN before this…

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Added by TechChange on June 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Peace Twitterati

The Peace Twitterati is a list of the top 60 movers and shakers who are talking about peace in less than 140 characters. http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/909 ;

See the Peace Twitterati for the full list. 

If you’re not well versed in Twitter language, Twitterati refers to the Tweet elite, those whose feeds attract thousands…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on May 25, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Games for Change Seek to Connect Dots Towards Peace

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

In societies riven by conflict, Asi Burak hopes to pick up where inadequate education and news reports leave off. The award-winning…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POWER: CHANGE FROM BELOW IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

An Interview with Pedro Franco

By Beverly Bell

 

May 20, 2014

 

"Easy tasks are not for people who want to create change." - Pedro Franco. Photo: Beverly…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

5 Culturally Violent Cliches You Can Ditch Tomorrow

  1. “Boys will be boys”.  Much has been written about this one, but times have not changed enough.  Often deployed as a defense against poor male behavior, what a shame that we still hear it as a defense against harassment (as in the case of Schwarzenegger) or even alleged violent rape (as in the case of former IMF head Strauss Kahn).  So it becomes clear how dangerous this one is for women.  After all, if this is just the behavior driven by biology, how can we expect any more?  The…

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Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on May 8, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

GENDER EQUITY FOR RURAL HAITIAN WOMEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH KETTLY ALEXANDRE OF THE PEASANT MOVEMENT OF PAPAY

TAGS - Haiti, social movements, gender, rural issues, women's rights, peasant movements, latin America, community organizing

Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu



April 22, 2014

 

The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on April 22, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

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Josh Goldman

Welcome back to Solutions Set, where each month we select some of the most compelling solutions journalism from across the web. Solutions journalism offers rigorous coverage of solutions to huge social problems – this month’s Set spans cancer, childhood trauma, and college access.

Of course, the best posts include suggestions from our Solutions Set community – including what we’ve missed each month. (For more on what we missed,…

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Added by Dowser on March 29, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Calling all Budding Peacemakers

Are You Fluent In English and Want To Be A Peacebuilder?

If Yes Then We Have A Job For You

 

Pax Populi is a people-to-people peacemaking initiative who since 2010 have been operating a  tutoring program through which fluent English speakers engage in online conservations with students in Afghanistan with the aim of building the students English communication skills.

Over the…

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Added by Pax Populi on March 20, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Education for Entrepreneurship: an interview with Tim Draper

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Tim Draper, founder and managing director of venture-capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, recently created Draper University of Heroes, an immersive Silicon Valley boarding school and online program offering courses in entrepreneurship mostly for students aged 18 to 26 years old. In this interview, Draper explains the gap he believes the school fills and why the private and public sector must think creatively about education.

This video post is by…

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Added by Dowser on March 12, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

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