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Entries from November 2010

Indonesian Elections 2009

November 15th, 2010 · Comments

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Interfaith Quran Reading 9/11/10

November 15th, 2010 · Comments

Florida Pastor Terry Jones caught the world's attention when he threatened to hold a Quran burning event at his church on 9/11/10. Interfaith communities across the nation responded on Sat., Sept. 11 by organizing Quran readings in churches, parks and community centers as a gesture of solidarity to the Muslim community within the United States and throughout the world. KPFA's Sharon Sobotta attended the Berkeley reading and sends us this report.

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Interview with Courtney E. Martin

November 13th, 2010 · Comments

Courtney E. Martin is a woman of my own heart. She sees the world in terms of stories and possibilities. In her latest book, 'Do it Anyway: The New Generation of Activists,' Courtney challenges young people to worry less about the barriers to making a difference and more about doing something to contribute to change. In this interview Courtney shares the backstory about how she became a feminist activist and about how she sustains herself as a 30-year old woman on a mission to change the world. Meet Courtney E. Martin!

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Serandipity–Cab driver by day, poet & writer the rest of the time

November 13th, 2010 · Comments

I'm a firm believer that everyone has a story to share, a lesson to teach and a dream. This morning on my cab ride to the NWSA conference, I got into an interesting conversation with the driver. He wrote his first poem after his mother died when he was just 17 years old. Today he sustains himself driving a cab and uses his free time writing poetry and using it as a tool to inspire youth in the Denver area to see the endless possibilities of life. He self-published his first poetry book, 'Can we Tell You?' Meet Gus Owens!

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Resources for Sexual Assault

November 9th, 2010 · Comments

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Justice for Oscar Grant

November 7th, 2010 · Comments

Former Bart Police Officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced to two years for shooting and killing Oscar Grant during the early hours of New Year’s Day 2009. Mehserlee received credit for his time already served, leaving him with only seven more months behind bars. Supporters of Oscar Grant gathered at a rally in Oakland yesterday evening and then took to the streets demanding justice for Oscar Grant. KPFA’s Sharon Sobotta was in Oakland last night and filed this report.

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