Monday, January 19, 2015

Medea Benjamin in Erie May 18



2015 BENEDICTINES for PEACE Spring Speaker Series

Medea Benjamin will speak at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery on Monday May 18, 2015, at 7pm.

Medea is the co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years and is described as "one of America's most committed--and most effective--fighters for human rights."

Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation.

Medea is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Unequal at the start: early childhood programs play dividends for life

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/novemberdecember_2014/features/unequal_at_the_start052708.php?page=all

...Research finds that children's early language development, understanding of math concepts, and social-emotional stability at age 5 not only predict how well they will do in school...

Investments in K-12 schooling, college and graduate education are important but lasting investments need to be made earlier in a child's life.

Why? Because as the brain forms, children learn cognitive skills svch as language and early math concepts, but also "soft" skills such as curiosity, self-control and grit.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Obama's Last Chance in Cuba--Nation Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/1579990564/posts/10204304747210382

"We've been engaged in a failed policy with Cuba for the last fifty years and we need to change it," Barack Obama declared as a presidential candidate in 2007.

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If Obama really wants to revamp fifty years of failed policy he better act soon. Time is running out......