Browsing the "children" Tag

Displaced Refugee Kids are Our Responsibility

July 14th, 2014 | by Jo Podvin

Dear Mr. President, those Nigerian girls ARE our girls, but so are all the thousands of displaced refugee kids from Central America who are being incarcerated on our border for fleeing violence in their home countries


Gun Control: Senator Feinstein Calls for Renewal of US Assault Weapons Ban

December 16th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Today Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons on the first day of the new Congress. The California Democrat said that it was past time to once again outlaw these deadly weapons of war. Feinstein explained that she and her fellow politicians had been working on the reform for a year, the gun control bill was not a direct response to the horrific Newtown massacre


Increasing Gun Violence: Does NRA Mean Not Really Accountable?

December 14th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Comic artist Matt Bors just reposted a recent cartoon that he drew a few months ago about the prevalence of violent mass shootings and the continued lack of discussion about gun control. His comic perfectly encapsulates the increasingly volatile situation that is now exploding across our country


Thousands of Bicyclists Celebrate 20 Years of Critical Mass in San Francisco

October 1st, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week was the twentieth anniversary of Critical Mass, a spontaneous group bike ride that happens on the last Friday of each month. The popular Critical Mass rides began right here in San Francisco, and have already spread to hundreds of different cities across the globe. Now millions of people participate in these fun free events worldwide, temporarily turning our urban streets and thoroughfares into an endless sea of bikes


Queer Rock Camp Band Showcase Electrifies Olympia’s Capitol Theater

July 29th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Saturday night hundreds of people packed Olympia's Capitol Theater to see dozens of young musicians perform their own original songs. The newly formed bands were the culmination of Queer Rock Camp, a week-long summer music camp that educates and empowers queer youth. The two-year old program not only teaches kids how to be creative musicians, but also provides a positive welcoming community that allows these diverse young individuals to thrive and flourish


Green Inclinations, No Kids: Celebrating the Many Joys of Being Child-Free

July 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Just like Anderson Cooper this week, I also feel compelled to come out of the closet and highlight a very obvious fact about myself: I am child-free, never ever wanted to have kids, and I embrace these choices openly, with pride. Our culture often treats those who have no desire to be parents as abnormal, and there is still not much societal support for deciding to not increase our planet's rapidly expanding population



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