Thursday, December 25, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Echoing Green Fellowship

http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/black-male-achievement-fellowship

#MillionsMarchSF #MillionsMarchNYC

This is happening.
This is intended to be a PEACEFUL demonstration of love and solidarity for humanity.

NYC : https://www.facebook.com/events/959630214065046/
SF: https://www.facebook.com/events/675598982556580/

SF Event details :

From Etecia Brown : "We must come together in unity to show the world that black lives matter. There is power in numbers. Everyone is encouraged to come support this peaceful demonstration Saturday December 13th @ 2pm. Meet at Ferry Building.

#blacklivesmatter.

We must not only show our power, but show that there is still hope for humanity, we must show the world these deaths are not in vain.
This must happen in every major city, so spread the word. From East to West. Copy this text, and make this happen in your city. Invite as many people as possible. This is happening in New York, DC, and Oakland .

This is not too ambitious. This is possible.

We march.
Together.
As one.

Because #wecantbreathe

San Francisco is Ferguson. Ferguson is San Francisco.

#MILLIONSMARCH

Agenda:

2:00 PM- Gather at the Ferry Building

2:30 PM-March to City Hall

3:00 PM- Arrive at City Hall

Featured Speaker(s) at City Hall
Refugio Nieto (Alex Nieto's father)

3:30 PM Closing remarks, depart

**This is a safe space for the Black Community to come together in solidarity. Can anyone deny that we need to come together? So thank you allies and friends, we appreciate all your support that holds us up and encircles us in peace as we come to hold each other up

Healing Stations available from 3-4pm
Legal Aide Stations available from 3-4pm

**NOTICE FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If you would like to march in a group together and meet up before the demonstration starts, please comment on this post so that you can all coordinate plans. I suggest meeting at the SE corner of Market and Drumm before meeting the rest of the crowd at the Ferry Building. Peace and Solidarity

Thank you all for your continued support and being apart of this collective effort. Tomorrow we will show the world that we will no longer being bystanders to injustice.#BLACKLIVESMATTER #THEWORLDISWATCHING #MILLIONSMARCHSF

PLEASE WEAR ALL BLACK TOMORROW IF POSSIBLE and BRING YOUR SIGNS WITH MESSAGES OF SOLIDARITY

BELOW ARE LYRICS TO SONGS THAT WE WILL BE SINGING DURING THE MARCH:

We shall not be moved:

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We're fighting for our freedom,
We shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We're fighting for our children,
We shall not be moved(x2)

This Little Light of Mine:

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
Oh,This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.(x2)
Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine.
Everywhere I go I'm gonna let it shine.
Everywhere I go I'm gonna let it shine.
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
Oh,This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.(x2)

Requiem for Mike Brown:

Justice for mike brown is justice for us all.
Which side are you on friend?, which side are you on?
Which side are you on friend?, which side are you on?
Justice for mike brown is justice for us all.
Justice for mike brown is justice for us all.
Which side are you on friend?, which side are you on?
Which side are you on friend?, which side are you on?
Justice for mike brown is justice for us all.
Justice for mike brown is justice for us all."





Saturday, September 20, 2014

FREE Download for the Climate March : September 21 - Available until #musicmonday

https://marimack.bandcamp.com/track/freedom-jam-mix-9

Doing my best to practice what I preach.

Use your powers for good.

Music is a vehicle for change.

-- MMT

p.s. Download is available for free until Monday, September 22.

Of course, you can choose to pay for it, if you like.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Off Page Project Gives Youth a Voice in Civic Engagement

 The Off/Page Project combines the analytical lens of The Center for Investigative Reporting with the groundbreaking storytelling of the literary nonprofit Youth Speaks. Living at the intersection of youth voice and civic engagement, the Off/Page Project provides a multimedia platform for young people to investigate the issues and stories that would otherwise be silenced.

This project looks promising. I still can't figure out how to embed a video from YouTube on the iPad, so please visit their website, scroll down and check out the video.

http://youthspeaks.org/offpage/


My personal take : I can relate to these young adults in many ways, because my childhood was spent in a NJ HUD housing project.
Compared to most public housing units, ours were more like garden apartments - and since I was a sixties kid, things were a lot milder back then. Still though, there was a lot of concrete, so we treasured the little patches of grass between the buildings.

I remember my brother as a teenager coming home to look for a bat because he said his friends found a rat and they wanted to get rid of it to protect the little kids in the neighborhood. He described it as really grotesque looking, with pink eyes.
My Uncle Mike was visiting that night. He lived in a more rural area of NJ and he said "Are you sure it's not a possum? They are pretty docile."
They went to check and sure enough, the neighborhood kids, who had very little experience with any wildlife, had beaten the poor possum to death. I will never forget the sad look in my brother's eyes. He was  a very sensitive soul.


-- MMT

Scientists Recycle Old Car Batteries Into Solar Cells

Came across this really interesting article about recycling old car batteries into Solar Cells :
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-recycling-batteries-solar-cells.html