1 ~ INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer the following five questions to inform the community about yourself and enhance your experience at the Ashland Source Center. Answers are NOT REQUIRED to join, and you can always fill them out later on your MYPORTAL page.
Creating Community, Posting & Attending Events
2 ~ What brought you to Ashland & Southern Oregon area? Let us know what’s been inspiring you these days!
My work in emancipatory social work, community engaged cultural anthropology, and transformative pedagogy is focused on cultural humility, ubuntu, transformative complicity, and systems based empowerment in the process community capacity building.
3 ~ What would you love to offer to and share with our community? What do you envision could be a few of the most beneficial things that could happen from actively using this site? Feel free to be outrageous!
Discussion of community engasged scholarship, its relevance to education, human rights and the empowerment of oppressed populations.
4 ~ Please describe any projects or businesses you'd like to develop, if any? What is your "JOB" (aka "Joy of Being")? What especially delights you?
Community engaged cultural anthropology and popular/transformative pedagogy to promote social justice.
5 ~ Which intriguing concepts, local endeavors, links, music, art, websites, books, films, inventions have you been exploring?
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, Cultural Humility by Tervalon and Murray-Garcia, Ortega & Faller, Working with Latino Groups by Gutierrez & Ortega, Transformative Complicity by Duntley-Matos et al.
A member of the media uses a Geiger counter at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23. The site includes hundreds of tanks containing about 777,000 tons of water laced with tritium that TEPCO has decided to dump into the nearby sea, despite opposition from local fishermen.
The big difference will be the amount of pesticides in your weed. That’s because starting Jan. 2, when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned. Much of California’s cannabis is tainted, including the “medicinal” stuff. But soon state-sanctioned weed may become the greenest in the nation.
Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta today (Sept. 20) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, making a case for why federal regulators should approve the mega-mergers, which stand to fundamentally reorganize global agriculture. (Executives from the sixth company involved in the consolidation, China National Chemical Corp., declined an invitation to appear at the hearing.)