Wednesday, 23 July 2014
At one hearing, a blind woman tearfully explained how she lost a prestigious scholarship opportunity after her GPA fell because her reader was laid off. That classroom assistance was essential because math figures needed verbal translation.
Another mobility-impaired student testified that losing transportation services made moving between campus buildings extremely painful. It also affected her grades when attending some classes became impossible.
Funding for California community colleges was cut by 10%. Funding to disabled student services at California community colleges was cut by 40%.
Congratulations to Ivy Taylor, who was elected this week and made history as the first ever African American mayor of San Antonio, Texas! On Tuesday Taylor announced her plans to improve the city, and said, “I’ve always been committed to working with everyone in our community, even though we may not always agree on every issue.”
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
wait but it passed, right? they didn’t need it to be unanimous, did they?
RISE and DECOLONIZE, y’all.
Among the many exciting projects Cicada Collective has undertaken are our efforts to support access to abortions in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex by providing lodging,transportation, and doula services to clients seeking abortions in the area. We have a small team of volunteers that has been accepting clients over the past few months, but the need for compassionate care is growing, and we need your help to meet the demand. After many months of hard work and dedicated effort, we are proud to announce the launch of our North Texas Abortion Support Network (NTX-ASN)! With your support and volunteer effort, we can make accessible abortions a reality for everyone in our area of the state.
As termination providers in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana rapidly dwindle, women labor to access services
Women are being forced to travel huge distances for abortion care, while anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers are rapidly taking their place.
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.
I just started this blog as a safe space for Chinese women to share their experiences, connect with one another, vent and be heard and of course submit photos of themselves!
I am sick of seeing Chinese women being fetishized on Tumblr and I’ve also noticed that Chinese women are often glossed over in discussions of feminism and racism. This blog is an attempt to fill in this gap and give Chinese women a place online.
You are welcome to follow this blog if you are not a Chinese woman. However, you are not welcome if you are here because you have a fetish for us. You will be blocked and reported if you are a fetish blog.
Cheers! And I look forward to connecting with all you beautiful people.
(sorry about reposting this; I’m just trying to get it out to people who weren’t online later. FYI, this is mod c and I just created this blog!)
Project of the Day — Wheely, an accessibility app that’s designed to be a guide for wheelchair users to best navigate New York City.
I use a couple of apps which have accessibility info for getting around London and they’re invaluable. This sounds like a really good app for similar in NYC.