Posts Tagged ‘ children ’

The Magic of Chess

Source: The Magic of Chess

Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy | Opinion | The Guardian

“. . . since the 2015 Paris agreement, 33 major global banks have collectively poured $1.9tn (£1.5tn) into fossil fuels, according to Rainforest Action’s report. The IMF concluded that in 2017 alone, the world spent $5.2tn subsidising fossil fuels. This has to stop.

The world of finance has a responsibility to the planet, the people and all other species living on it. In fact, it ought to be in every company and stakeholder’s interest to make sure the planet they live on will thrive. But history has not shown the corporate world’s willingness to hold themselves accountable. So it falls on us, the children, to do that. We call upon the world’s leaders to stop investing in the fossil fuel economy that is at the very heart of this planetary crisis. Instead, they should invest their money in existing sustainable technologies, research and in restoring nature. Short-term profit should not trump long-term stability of life.” – Greta Thunberg

Source: Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy | Opinion | The Guardian

Using Library Science to Map the Child Separation Crisis | WIRED

Torn Apart tries to map the carceral landscape for immigrants detained for being undocumented. Orange dots indicate all ICE facilities; blue dots are private juvenile detention centers.

Scholars at Columbia University organized a six-day “crisis researchathon” to try to answer one question: Where are the children?

Source: Using Library Science to Map the Child Separation Crisis | WIRED

Mister Rogers is getting a US postage stamp!

Joanne Rogers, Mr. Rogers’s wife, said in an interview that her husband would have approved of his appearance on a postage stamp because of the personal outreach that a handwritten letter involves in an increasingly virtual world.

“I think he might have agreed with me that it is amazing,” she said. “I think that people must need him. Just look at what goes on in the world. He always wanted to provide a haven and a comfortable lap for children, and I think that is what so many of us need right now.”

The USPS will dedicate the stamp on March 23 at a ceremony in Pittsburgh at the WQED studio where his show was filmed. The event is free and open to the public. (thx, brad)

Source: Mister Rogers is getting a US postage stamp!

Fred Rogers: America’s Favorite Neighbor, a 2004 documentary hosted by Michael Keaton

A documentary about Fred Rogers just premiered at Sundance and will be out in theaters this summer on June 8; you can watch a short clip here. But in 2004, Michael Keaton hosted a documentary called Fred Rogers: America’

Source: Fred Rogers: America’s Favorite Neighbor, a 2004 documentary hosted by Michael Keaton

Yusuf Islam – Where do the children play – YouTube

Story of Hillary Clinton’s Mother Forms Emotional Core of Campaign – NYTimes.com

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her mother, Dorothy Rodham, at a hotel in New York in 1992. Credit

Ron Frehm/Associated Press

Story of Hillary Clinton’s Mother Forms Emotional Core of Campaign – NYTimes.com.

Peter Paul and Mary, Jane Jane

coloring story by Katie Yates

like coolness, like interruptions, like integrity, like a snow flake cut from paper, like a group of children imagining the days before them littered with sweets, fairies, nymphs, bicycles and the sea, sand.

coloring story by Katie Yates.

poet stories by Katie Yates

 

Where the grocery list reads: laundry detergent & soup, the youngests’ birthday gift (Old Navy), later, rent a place where the drains work and where the schools are small and where you might have a place to keep your things, be able to find a pen, run, run behind paving vehicles while the children watch t.v., apply for work in central Connecticut not knowing how you’ll get there thinking that maybe well obviously it’s better to sing like Norah Jones.

poet stories by Katie Yates.