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Tomorrow our updated “Giving in America” display about #philanthropy will go on view, but today we’re giving our followers a sneak peek. #AmericanGiving Three objects related to giving and health
The display takes a global approach. Diseases, treatments and cures, and resources cross borders, and Americans have long approached medical #philanthropy as members of an international community. #AmericanGiving s.si.edu/GivingHealth
For instance, concerned about Chinese Americans’ access to health care, activists in the 1970s organized health fairs. Their efforts grew into a community health center supported by #philanthropy and federal funds. Such health centers have roots in a South African health clinic. A flyer for the Chinatown Street Fair. Writing appears in both English and Chinese characters.
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People in rich countries don’t often hear stories about organized people improving their communities in the Global South or strong organizations pushing their governments to change policies that hurt poor people. #DevComms #aid #globaldev #NGOs /1
Rather, the aid system is built on an assumption that outside experts have the knowledge, skills, and resources that are lacking in poor countries and communities. /2
Also the aid system is predicated on marketing materials that show needy, desolate, and despondent individuals unable to help themselves, and so, the stories persist, even if they little resemble what is happening in reality, on the ground. /3
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Last month a friend asked me "what's the best resource you've read thus far on human decision-making?" 1/
After thinking about it, I decided to recommend her one of the first such resources I ever encountered, seven years ago: Doug Hubbard (@hubbardaie)'s How to Measure Anything. 2/ amazon.com/How-Measure-An…
While I don't agree with every word of it, How to Measure Anything is quite possibly the most important and useful book I've ever read on any topic. Here's why. 3/
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NEW @intheMatrixxx Thread... I have done some research into The real him... #JefferyPedersen is his name... Let begin with how I found out his real identity... #QAnon #PayTriots #DigitalSellouts #CIA/#MOS #Crowdsourcing #QArmy
@realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn @FBI
2/ The First Time I saw the Name #Pedersen Dropped was here...
👉🏻
The 1st Name Drop came from @ratisbonejr Who is “IN FACT”
💥💥 A Retired Law Enforcement Counter-terrorism Agent... 💥💥
A TRUE #PATRIOT!!!
HE KNEW SOMETHING!!! #QAnon #Paytriot
3/ I took that name straight to Livid & asked if it were him... For the record @Livid2point0 refused to partake in any Doxxing... But after name was dropped, aprox 5 women immediately came forward to confirm @intheMatrixxx was infact Jefferey Pedersen... #Paytriot #QAnon @FBI
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And so with #GivingTuesday we mark the end of an amazing, challenging, inspiring 3-week @GeNErosityFest Look our today for news of the region’s favourite #unsunggenerosityhero and for all the pledges made by people to be more #generous And there will be a LOT of thank yous....
I’d like to kick off with a huge shoutout to @SandraCFTyne whose energy + vision has driven the whole @GeNErosityFest from idea to reality. She’s had amazing support from project officer Ali Walker who is so good we’re keeping him @CFTyneWearNland for more #philanthropy work 😀
And also the brilliant external relations team @CFTyneWearNland who got us talking tweeting filming and much more, led by @AdamCFTyne with @EllieCFTyne and @IainCFTyne
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Today there's a lot of well-deserved anger towards white women for consistently prioritizing the protection of whiteness + heterosexual norms - coded as "safety" + "tradition" - in how we vote.
It isn't new. Re: the 53% in the 2016 election, @MsPeoples wrote: "white women are not unified in opposition to Trumpism + can’t be counted on to fight it. Instead, it’s the identity, experience + leadership of black women that we must look to." nyti.ms/2REZnuO
This year @juliekkohler1 wrote about why white women too often align their political interests w/ white men. She named systemic evangelical Christian influences but most importantly: “white supremacy remains the prevailing force in electoral politics.” bit.ly/2zKatrt
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The concepts of doing well by doing good, impact investment funds & the like substitute "generosity" for "justice". Justice often requires the powerful to lose something, to stop standing on someone's back. 1/x
Generosity in this context is like continuing to stand on someone's back while throwing them a bone. Generosity of this kind where the system doesn't change but scraps are thrown has become a very powerful idea. 2/x
paraphrased from a conversation between @AnandWrites & @deray on he Pod Save (@PodSaveThePpl) the People #podcast crooked.com/podcast/never-… #economics #politics #business #philanthropy 3/3
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We’re taking a closer look at conflict and compromise in American history.
@NationalHistory Day students explored that topic in exhibits, and are sharing their exhibits on the floor. A young woman shows of her National History Day exhibit about the Berlin Wall.
Take a closer look at objects from our collection that show conflict and compromise in American history with our curators. Mallory Warner shows off artifacts from the Medical Science collection with other staff in the background.
Some of our curators looked at aspects of famous conflicts, like the Civil War. Curator Joan Boudreau explored the history of printing during the American Civil War. Learn more here: s.si.edu/2JMiV0a An image from Smithsonian Libraries showing a Printing office during the Civil War
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