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Attention Social Workers!

Attention Social Workers!

Social Media, Social Change, Social Good

Social Media, Social Change, Social Good

“According to a new global survey, Millennials: The Challenger Generation, by Havas Worldwide, a future-focused global ideas agency, some 70% of young people believe that social media is a force for change.”
(https://blogs.worldbank.org/youthink/social-media-and-social-change-how-young-people-are-tapping-technology)

With so many people plugged in to the interweb, following and re-posting people and organizations, and staying updated with what’s going on via social media platforms, it is important for social/environmental justice non-profits to keep in mind that their social impact could be magnified through these social media outlets.

Community Works stays plugged in daily and we hope to continue spreading the word about issues that matter, communities that are doing great things for our world at large, and community members who are making a difference. We believe that we can connect people to issues so that together, we can find possible solutions to the many issues communities face today. Social media isn’t just for following celebrities, sharing entertainment news, and chatting with friends – it can be used as an impactful avenue for people to develop compassion for others. Together, we can use social media for social good and inform the public on pressing problems that need solutions. Through online platforms we can advocate for each other and stand up for one another in a unique, creative, and public way.

So what are you waiting for? Follow us!

Massachusetts Senior Action Council’s Annual Celebration and Fundraising Event “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” Celebrating 33 Years of Senior Action!

Massachusetts Senior Action Council is a grassroots, senior-run organization committed to empowering seniors and others in Massachusetts to act collectively to promote the rights and well-being of all people.

For More Information or to RSVP please contact
Carolyn Villers @ Cvillers@MassSeniorAction.org
617-284-1234.

Haley House Updates – Art is Life Itself

Haley House Updates - Art is Life Itself

Thursdays from 7:00-10:00pm Haley House offers family-friendly evenings filled with music, readings, film screenings, and open-mic time. Bring your friends and come early for a delicious dinner and the best seats!

Learn more information here: http://www.haleyhouse.org/calendar

Calling All Men: On March 6, 2014, Take the Pledge. Wear the Ribbon.

Calling All Men: On March 6, 2014, Take the Pledge. Wear the Ribbon.

Be a part of the solution. Take the pledge. Wear the ribbon.

Become a White Ribbon Day Ambassador. Help spread the word about this campaign to other men and boys in your lives. Hold an event in your community. Arrange for a presentation in your workplace. Organize your classmates or fellow athletes at school.

On March 6th a public Governor’s Proclamation event will take place at the State House along with other activities throughout the Commonwealth to recognize the leadership and commitment of men to make a difference.

To learn more information, visit: Janedoe.org/whiteribbonday

The 50th Anniversary of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique”

“For an honest, soul-searching picture of what we have become, be candid, elaborate where the spirit moves you,” urges the first line of the survey Friedan distributed to members of her college class at their 15-year reunion. The survey, along with some revealing responses, is contained in the show’s first glass case. Under the “marriage” heading in her comprehensive poll, Friedan included questions like: “Is it truly satisfying?” and “How does it compare with your expectations of marriage?” On Friedan’s own survey next to the question “To what extent do you talk to your husband about your deepest feelings?” she wrote: “Only after an emotional crisis or rift.”

Friedan pitched an article based on her findings to several magazines, but when the editors balked, she changed course and spent the next several years turning her research into a book.

Peace Drum Project Update

Peace Drum Project Update

What is The Peace Drum Project?

“Designed to provide Boston teens with quality after-school arts programming and leadership training, The Peace Drum Project helps teens from different backgrounds, schools, and neighborhoods develop artistic, problem solving and critical thinking skills together. Each year, twenty Boston teens (ages 13-18) develop positive relationships with youth, while they gain mastery of a variety of performing and visual arts skills that help them tell their own stories. Through workshops given by project staff-artists and guest artists, the teens explore: acting, storytelling, drum making and playing, bookmaking, journals, banner-making and other forms of expression. Through these art making activities, the teens develop new tools for expressing their feelings, ideas and experiences in positive and meaningful ways.

The Peace Drum Project is also an arts-based community service project bringing teen participants together with senior citizens from the same Boston neighborhoods to help them tell their stories to the larger community. The teens and elders work together to learn about each other, and to create Peace Drums, which are visual stories about their own lives. Each spring, the drums, books and other creations from the project are exhibited in the community to bring families, the teens, the elders and others together to celebrate their stories and their creativity, and to build bridges across the generations.”

Learn more by visiting their website: http://www.tribal-rhythms.org/drum_descr.html

MassBudget Update

MassBudget Update

Latest update from MassBudget.

Throwback Thursday: Haley House’s PeaceQuilt Project Event

Throwback Thursday: Haley House's PeaceQuilt Project Event

For Community Works’ #throwbackthursday, we’re throwing it back to November 14th when Haley House hosted a reception for “Beyond the Square” Haiti PeaceQuilts Exhibit. “The PeaceQuilts Project is enabling Haitian women to earn a living through meaningful, creative work – improving their lives and those of their families.”

Thank you Haley House for supporting such a wonderful and impactful initiative!

To learn more visit: http://www.haitipeacequilts.org/

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