Activistas on working fathers, green cleaning @ school, childhood hunger, and so much more
- Sharing what we have to end childhood hunger. The holidays are here and that often means cookies, cocktail parties and special meals with friends and family. For me, the holidays have always had a food connection with my family traditions and I look forward to sharing those with my children as they grow. But, for many families....
- Cleaning greener in schools. Omamas (The Oregonian mom squad) reminded me about a local eco-school network this morning (thank you, Facebook), which prompted me to share this post about green cleaning in schools that I wrote a little while ago for Moms Rising. Guess we're all on the same page.
- Fast Food Nation: How would YOU change it? As part of Neil Kramer's awesome Great Interview Experiment, I found myself answering this excellent question from Slouchy: " If President Obama were to approach you for advice as to how to convert the United States to something other than a “fast food nation,” what would you suggest to him?"
- Gloria Steinem talks paid sick days in NYC. On November 17, A Better Balance, a NY-based legal team fighting to give American workers the time and flexibility they need to care for their families (right on), joined Gloria Steinem (remember her? she's still at it!) and a good many activists on the steps of City Hall in New York City to support paid sick leave for all New Yorkers, which the city council is currently considering.
- Crawling for chemical policy reform - yes, crawling. I've lived in Portland for 8 years now and not once made it to Washington Square Mall (probably because Bob's Red Mill is closer to Clackamas). But tomorrow there's good reason to hit the freeway and head west. See, I've l-o-n-g been wound up about toxic chemicals.
Help a homeless family into housing this winter. Our goal is to raise a total of $2,500, the cost of assisting a homeless family into permanent housing through JOIN, a local nonprofit that helps get homeless families and individuals off the streets and into permanent housing. Metro Parent is very generously matching $1,250 in donations, and Activistas will match $100.