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After significant consultation with Washington City Paper’s expensive outside team of professional ethicists, we’ve settled on the following guidelines. Please read and follow them closely:
You may attend the rallies in a non-participatory fashion.
However, because the rallies are comic events, you may not laugh.
The act of not laughing, though, can be just as politically loaded as the act of laughing. Therefore, staffers are advised to politely chuckle, in a non-genuine manner, after each joke.
To avoid any perception of bias, please make sure to chuckle at all jokes, whether or not you find them funny. As journalists, we must make sure to not allow our personal views of “humorous” or “non-humorous” to affect our public demeanor.
This link recently saved by agahran on October 08, 2010
"Just as the video brought justice to King and Grant, it brought exposure, ridicule, and, ultimately, death to Clementi.
Cephus Johnson will speak, as well as educators and social activist like Bobby Seale and blues musician Taj Mahal. We will hear from young scholars like George Hayes, a master’s degree candidate in the UC Berkeley School of Information, who will discuss what minorities can expect from mobile cell phones in the future.
Our panelists will discuss some social and cultural complexities of the fastest-growing of all new media, the cell phone. In having the event in the heart of Fruitvale, we seek to do what UC Berkeley and othe institution have not done: integrate our education to include people of color."
This link recently saved by agahran on September 07, 2010
"this month’s Tech Salon (on Thursday Sept. 23rd) is themed “Mobiles for Women & Women in Mobile” - calling attention to the growing role of mobile technology in development, and particularly the role and needs of women in this field.
Through a mix of short presentations on projects & research, we will take a closer look at:
How do we respond to the societal needs of women, help improve women's livelihoods, and reduce barriers to mobile phone access?
What can we learn from the latest research and projects focused on providing services to women over mobile?
How are gender issues represented in policymaking and design of programs in the ICT and international devlopment community?"
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"Especially with children and young adults, she said, the decision to accept inevitable death can be agonizing and can ignite long-standing family discord. So can accepting a competent patient’s desire to be discharged from care to return to an emotionally or physically unhealthy environment.
"In all these cases, the voice of philosophy can help bridge differences, she said, and move a stalemated debate over what people should or shouldn’t do to a more productive conversation about “what is the life you can live now that best fulfills your concept of the good?”
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" If you're in Williamsburg or Greenpoint, keep an eye out for ghost stickers to get your learn on through your cell phone! View our Google map of plotted stickere locations to help you find your way. If you're unable to make it, though, the spoiler list below includes brief information about the people behind the places within these history-rich neighborhoods."
This link recently saved by agahran on June 04, 2010
I am SO GOING to this!
"A Festival of Locative Media and Urban Community Projects and Symposium June 11 – 13, 2010. Hands-on community workshops June 19, 2010
"City Centered is a free, three-day festival of locative media and urban community in San Francisco. The event includes demonstrations and installations in the Tenderloin district, a symposium in the Mission district and community training workshops.
"Over two weekends, it will engage artists, educators, civic organizations and community members of all ages in exploring how how locative media can act as a platform and venue for community-led expression. All events are free and open to the public.
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