Waves, May-June 2003, v16,n3
begins when the hungry are fed.
Events -- 2
Visitors Council, San Diego....
....usually sends us their events too late for the Pacific Waves
calendar. But you can get on their website and get the latest
soirees (below). The Council hosts leaders from literally every
country in the world and chairs events with varying themes for
these leaders to present their views, together with American speakers.
a recent event was on international crime and global cooperation.
They also seek supportive San Diego homes to host the international
-- For events or to sign up, go to http://www.ivcsd.org
or call 619.291.8105.
A different kind of startup called Geekcorps focuses on developing
countries and organizations to assist them in using technology
for general efficiency. Funded by USAID and private partner companies,
Geekcorps sends geeks they train from their database of 1300 volunteers
to developing countries who are struggling with software or hardware
--For more information, http://www.geekcorps.com
tolerance-related materials to a school library.
up when you hear slurs. Let people know that biased speech is
a “diversity profile” of your friends, coworkers
and acquaintances. Expand it each year.
up to start a “language bank” of volunteer interpreters
for all languages spoken in your community.
for Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center
doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing
that ever does."
- I-Spy Village
I-Spy Village brings the world to parents and children
in a great new resource to make international issues real for
children; available through World Neighbors Global Education Progra.
Take a tour of a World Village with this Global Ed Activity Sheet.
Rosa from Ecuador is your guide as you search for items typically
housed in the village. Kids like you(rs), around the world!
CountryReports.org profiles each nation and province
in the world. Thousands of pages with information on world history,
weather, governments, economies, people, currencies, etc. You
can view maps, flags or listen to national anthems. You may
want to add it to your list of internet resources.
The site address is: http://www.countryreports.org
Our content is free and no subscription is required.
--David Driggs, email@example.com
Christians or universalists may be interested in the Presidential
Prayer Team website, below, a “spiritual movement of the
American people which is not affiliated with any political party
or official...gains no direction or support... from the current
administration... so that it may be free and unencumbered to
equally serve the prayer needs of all current and future leaders....”
Besides registering to pray for the President, or a member of
the military, or others, there is opportunity for gratitude
for various listed events (i.e., Elizabeth Smart’s rescue)
and discussions of thoughtful subjects:
Nomad Group (GNG)
Highly recommended for teachers, parents, and globe trotters,
GNG is an NPO dedicated to promoting global education of youth
through videoconferencing and interactive broadcasting. It conducts
collaborative learning projects encouraging cross-cultural dialogue
and reflections on global issues. Recently GNG sponsored such
a broadcast between American and Iraqui students discussing
the possibility of war.
Formed to provide a vehicle whereby more students could meet,
communicate, and share their experience of the world, the founders
believed that if students could discuss and explore firsthand
the earth's people, cultures, and issues, a strong sense of
global awareness and interconnectedness would naturally result.
Included are links to many international sites of “Friends,
Supporters and Partners.”
Log on to http://www.gng.org
and click on “update” for the latest newsletter
and pictures of Baghdad; sign up to receive the newsletter via