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Building Resilience: Q&A With Dr. Tony Iton

Posted  August 1, 2014  by  We'Ced

Our goal is personal agency and community agency. Voice is central to agency. It’s the ability to speak your peace, to project your ideas, to interact with others in a way and learn other people’s perspectives and opinions but also be able to inject yours, that is critical to health. You cannot have health without voice.

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Crowdfunding My Way To College

Posted  August 1, 2014  by  We'Ced

I was doubtful, but I was also in need. So I created my profile and website, explaining my situation. When I woke up 12 hours later, I had received more than $1000 in donations.

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Nigerian Schoolgirls and Hashtag Activism

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  We'Ced

In mid-April of this year, the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from the Northeast portion of Nigeria by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, was met with a tepid initial response by international media. Over the next several weeks the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, originally started by the local Nigerian community as #bringbackourdaughters, pushed the incident into the international spotlight through social media. We’Ced’s analysis of the incident led to a conversation about social media usage in social justice causes, sometimes called hashtag activism. We weren’t sure if hashtag activism was a lazy way of appearing to be part of a cause or an effective strategy in raising awareness.

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Reflecting On The Racism Of Donald Sterling

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  We'Ced

This incident has again raised the issue of racism into the national spotlight. We’Ced took time to reflect and think: Do we see this type of behavior in other places of our lives? Sterling had a reputation for being a slumlord for many years prior to the tape leaks, why are we more fascinated by racist words than racist actions?

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Merced Residents Call For Increased Investment In Youth

Posted  April 23, 2014  by  Alyssa Castro

Merced County has the highest jobless rate for teens in the San Joaquin Valley, with an unemployment rate for 16-19 year olds twice the rate for those over 20. Raising the issue of investing in Merced youth is certainly important in the face of such widespread unemployment. As Jimenez said at the press conference, “all we want is a chance. We’re willing to work for it. Are city leaders willing to work with us by making the investment?”

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Building Resilience: Q&A With Dr. Tony Iton

Our goal is personal agency and community agency. Voice is central to agency. It’s the ability to speak your peace, to project your ideas, to interact with others in a way and learn other people’s perspectives and opinions ...
by We'Ced
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41ef57ed-53fe-400b-b72b-f5843b011824_profile

Crowdfunding My Way To College

I was doubtful, but I was also in need. So I created my profile and website, explaining my situation. When I woke up 12 hours later, I had received more than $1000 in donations.
by We'Ced
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MichelleObamaBringBackOurGirls

Nigerian Schoolgirls and Hashtag Activism

In mid-April of this year, the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from the Northeast portion of Nigeria by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, was met with a tepid initial response by international media. Over the next sev...
by We'Ced
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Reflecting On The Racism Of Donald Sterling

This incident has again raised the issue of racism into the national spotlight. We'Ced took time to reflect and think: Do we see this type of behavior in other places of our lives? Sterling had a reputation for being a slumlord...
by We'Ced
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Merced Residents Call For Increased Investment In Youth

Merced County has the highest jobless rate for teens in the San Joaquin Valley, with an unemployment rate for 16-19 year olds twice the rate for those over 20. Raising the issue of investing in Merced youth is certainly importa...
by Alyssa Castro
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