When You Don’t Exist [#geekgirl]
Finding Balance : Mura Gadi Exhibition Pozible Campaign [#geekgirl]
“Finding Balance: Mura Gadi evokes the geographical region surrounding Canberra, especially Namadgi National Park. ‘Mura Gadi’ translates from the Ngunnawal language as ‘pathways for searching’.
The work explores a connection to place on a personal level, considering the human relationship to the landscape and natural environment with need to be aware of our imprint upon the land and its affect on climate, estuarine and terrestrial environments.
Finding Balance: Mura Gadi is a meditation on experiencing the landscape by walking and inhabitation. It combines a range of media gathered via a hand held device, including photographs, audio, GPS coordinates and video.
In late August I am having an exhibition at the Belconnen Art Centre, titled “Finding balance: Mura Gadi”. I am seeking some financial support to help pay for the exhibition and publication costs associated with the show.”
Stand up to Save Your Say [#geekgirl]
“The LNP government wants to close down free speech in Queensland. Extreme new laws will make it practically impossible for workers to speak out on important workplace and community issues. Stand up to Save Your Say and defend democracy in Queensland…This television advertisement may hold the key to saving your say. Your donation – small or large – can help put this ad on air so everybody knows what’s at risk from these extreme new laws threatening free speech.”
“Ag-Gag” Gagged: the First Ever Prosecution Attempt = Dismissed [#geekgirl]
Back in March I wrote here about the travesty that is “Ag-Gag” – unbelievable USA legislation that allows agriculturalists to legally prosecute citizens who video instances of animal abuse:
“Only in ‘Murica would
potential advocates of animal torturecertain sectors of the agricultural and farming community seek to stop the *documentation* of animal abuse, not the abuse itself…”
Luckily, the first case that has been enacted under the Bill has been dismissed without prejudice, as is reported here by “Green Is The New Red”:
Just 24 hours after I broke the story about Amy Meyer’s arrest under Utah’s ag-gag bill, the Draper City prosecutor’s office has dropped all charges!
The charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means there’s a possibility of them being filed again, but her attorney says this is highly, highly unlikely — especially after the massive outpouring of outraged after yesterday’s article. To give you an idea: the article made it on the front page of reddit.com today, and in a few hours hundreds of thousands of people visited this website (crashing it for about an hour as we scrambled to adjust the servers).
Yay say the Ag-Gag Gaggers!
How A #Barbie #Body Measures Up To Real Bodies [#geekgirl]
Look Out Your Window, Westboro Baptist Church [#geekgirl]
The hate-spruiking Westboro Baptist Church – which is well-known for picketing military funerals with “God Hates Fags” signs – has new neighbours: a nearby house that is now painted in trademark rainbow gay pride colours. Yay!
The #Science Of Addictive Food [Video] [#geekgirl]
I’m always wary when a sense of individual agency is nullified or scapegoated by/through a simplistic “well-it’s-an-addiction-so-it’s-not-my-fault” justification. This video resists falling into that trap, thankfully, and it’s worth watching for the fascinating science behind food-engineering terminology such as “Sensory Specific Satiety” and “Vanishing Caloric Density”.]
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Happy International #Women’s Day! [#geekgirl]
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” – Gloria Steinem
When: Friday 8 March 2013
What: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed.
For lots of Aus-based IWD 2013 Events, go here.
Blog Action Day: 2012 #blog #powerofwe #getready #geekgirl
Hello Bloggers & et al, please note:
1. Blog Action Day will be held on October 15, 2012,
2. Our theme is The Power of We – you can use the #powerofwe hashtag, and
3. Registrations for Blog Action Day are now OPEN. –> http://blogactionday.org/register-to-take-part/
Digital tools like blogs, social networks and mobiles, or meeting face to face in local community halls, neighbours house, and public streets. Greater numbers of people have been coming together to make change, either for their own communities or the world at large.
For the team at Blog Action Day, we see The Power of We as a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world, and we hope you take part and register your blog for Blog Action Day.
For Blog Action Day, you might profile a person or a group who inspires you, talk about your own efforts to make change, or highlight a cause that has been successful for using people power to make a difference.
There are hundreds of examples you could choose from such as; fighting for healthier meals for kids in schools, protecting people’s rights in countries far away, stopping practices in industries that hurt the environment and communities, challenging authorities to listen and act for the people.
Or, you may want to focus on historical social change movements such as the Suffragettes movement, campaigns against slavery or civil rights.