The Thursday Three

Hello everyone!  Due to technical difficulties and goof ups, this post didn’t come through last week (ironically, on April Fool’s Day!).  Sorry about that!  Look for the next Thursday Three on the 15th.

  1. YouthActionNet® is a wonderful organization that believes young people can be “active global citizens, shaping the world with power and confidence.”  Check out how they help youth in “leading positive change in their communities” here: http://www.youthactionnet.org/.
  2. Research any country with the CIA’s World Factbook information center: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.
  3. Tomorrow (Friday, April 2nd) is World Autism Awareness Day.  Find out more at http://www.worldautismawarenessday.org/.

The Thursday Three (a few days late! ;D)

Here are this week’s links!

1. Check out Global Initiatives, an organization that “promotes positive social change and sustainable global development through international events and media projects”: http://www.globalinitiatives.com/.

2. Youth Action for Peace (YAP) is a European-based movement which “aims for societies of peace, justice, and self determination” and encourages “dialogue in local communities through the active participation of young people.”  Visit YAP’s website: http://www.yap.org/.

3. Playing For Change is a non-profit “dedicated to connecting the world through music.”  The organization’s achievements demonstrate not only the immense power of music, but also the effects of global cooperation, sharing, and effort.  Watch PFC’s famed original music video, a rendition of “Stand By Me,” at the following website: http://www.playingforchange.com/.  (Also check out http://www.playingforchange.org/.)

Know Your Cyber-Rights

Today is World Day Against Cyber Censorship. Visit these links for more information on cyber warefare, rights, and censorship:
-http://www.amnestyusa.org/business-and-human-rights/internet-censorship/world-day-against-cyber-censorship/page.do?id=1361061
-http://staff.washington.edu/dittrich/cyberwarfare.html
-http://www.cyber-rights.org/
-http://www.youtube.com/

Celebrate and Learn in honor of International Women’s Day

March is National Women’s History Month, and March 8 marked International Women’s Day! Celebrate both by checking out some of the links listed at http://www.freewebs.com/uswhp/holidays.htm.

We also have two similarly themed events taking place in the Chicago area to share with you:

-A Discussion of the Shriver Report at Oakton Community College:
http://www.oakton.edu/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=1500

-Half The Sky, an event aiming “to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity”:
http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/OriginalPrograms/event/Half_The_Sky.aspx?utm_source=Facebook_HTS&utm_medium=Contest&utm_campaign=HalfTheSky_FathomPage

For more, visit http://www.vivalafeminista.com/2010/03/womens-history-month-chicago-calendars.html.

The Thursday Three

Hello all!  Beginning today, look for three new web links posted here every other Thursday!

-Check out “Lost Generation,” the second-place winner of AARP’s U@50 video contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA.

-NAFSA held a “Student Diplomat” video contest last year to promote international education; view the winning entry here: http://www.nafsa.org/publicpolicy/default.aspx?id=16649.

-Explore the website of best-selling author, education advocate, and dedicated diplomat Greg Mortenson: http://www.gregmortenson.com/.