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Civil Rights/volunteering

ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Social Entropy++
The Meredith Mississippi March took its name from James Meredith who became the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962, after a ruling by federal courts that he could not be denied admission. On June 5, 1966, Meredith and a few companions, began a walk from Memphis , Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi to encourage African-Americans to register and vote. He called it a 'march against fear'. On June 6th Meredith was shot in an assassination attempt.

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This photo won a pulitzer btw.

The next day, leaders of the major civil rights organisations, Dr. Martin Luther King of the SCLC, Floyd McKissick of CORE, and Stokely Carmichael of SNCC, announced that they would resume his match, and invited people from all over the country to join them. This ultimately resulted in the coining of the term "Black Power" after Carmichael was arrested during the march.
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MLK on left, Carmichael on right.

Meredith graduated in 1963 with a degree in political science. His son Joseph Meredith, as a result of his father's actions, graduated as the most outstanding doctoral student in the School of Business Administration at University of Mississipi. He also has degrees from Harvard and Millsaps.

The only way this world gets better is by taking positive action, regardless of how painful it may be. The Civil Rights movement is not constrained to any race or generation. I want to discuss in this thread how we can put to action making this world a better place for us and our kids.

I am, by definition, a lazy bastard, so I am not going to march through several states while being shot. But I really want to make a difference in a couple of areas. I want to: become a big brother in the big brothers big sisters program, and volunteer at the LA Foodbank to help deliver fresh fruit to the inner city. I am going to make some phone calls today and see if I can make that happen. I actually have something set up with the LA Foodbank already.

Let me know what you guys are doing/want to do as part of the current Civil Rights movement. If you are doing something awesome in this world, let us know, be an inspiration.

Also derp.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I would like to be open as a lesbian transwoman in real life without fearing bigotry

  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You won't have to fear bigotry. You should however fear Bogey.

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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    "I'm just not sure the country is ready for civil rights."

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Was Meredith a time traveller, or do you mean he graduated in 1963

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I would like to be open as a lesbian transwoman in real life without fearing bigotry

    I still face bigotry for being half hispanic in fucking florida, and I look white as hell

    haters gonna hate regardless

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  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Was Meredith a time traveller, or do you mean he graduated in 1963

    NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Damn typos. Edited. Was this your way of changing the world for the better? If so, good job mang.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    january jones can bigot me

    january jones can bigot me whenever she wants

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Isn't Florida basically all cubans or all rednecks? I don't know how you fit into this, Pip.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Pip is a chef, what's to get

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm a white guy.

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I volunteer sometimes. Feels pretty good.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I would like to be open as a lesbian transwoman in real life without fearing bigotry

    This may be a minor point of contention, but wouldn't you ideally like to just be open as a lesbian woman?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I would also like to be able to transition openly

    eventually, yes, I would like to live as a woman

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I would also like to be able to transition openly

    eventually, yes, I would like to live as a woman

    Ah yes, that is an important distinction.

    Just wondering.

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i spend many dollars on education so that i might one day make very few dollars doing Good Things

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I would also like to be able to transition openly

    eventually, yes, I would like to live as a woman

    Ah yes, that is an important distinction.

    Just wondering.

    no problem!

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I joined a provincial party full of people who want change they can believe. I can't think of a non-cheesy way to phrase that.

    http://www.albertaparty.ca/

    !!!

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    And as directly relevant to the thread, I currently work in a clinic to provide legal services to those who could not afford it otherwise.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I intern/volunteer at a drop-in center for homeless/impoverished women, children and transgender individuals

  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i spend many dollars on education so that i might one day make very few dollars doing Good Things

    This is approximately the most vague statement.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I didn't know that, bits

    that's awesome

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    your mother is a vague statement

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I joined a provincial party full of people who want change they can believe. I can't think of a non-cheesy way to phrase that.

    http://www.albertaparty.ca/

    !!!

    man

    not to rain on your parade but that'll be one hell of an uphill battle

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Antimatter wrote: »
    I didn't know that, bits

    that's awesome

    it's pretty cool! they do great stuff

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I used to volunteer at a charity store and then I got selfish

    Ditto my racket doing friends' CVs

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  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    your mother is a vague statement

    Care to elaborate on your vague statement? What are you planning on doing, dude? Also, you have good musical taste.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I wish someone would do MY CV

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i spend many dollars on education so that i might one day make very few dollars doing Good Things

    I do this too

  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think Child's Play fits in pretty well in this thread topic. As far as communities go, PA is very mobilized to help sick kiddos. Lots of kids with Leukemia grinding away at Pokemon currently.

  • KabitzyKabitzy find me in Monsbaiya Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I volunteer at a Hospice. I'd like to work directly for one if I ever get into medical school/become a physician.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    My best friend is a teacher.

    It's good work if your heart's in it.

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I joined a provincial party full of people who want change they can believe. I can't think of a non-cheesy way to phrase that.

    http://www.albertaparty.ca/

    !!!

    man

    not to rain on your parade but that'll be one hell of an uphill battle

    damn right, worth every second

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Kabitzy wrote: »
    I volunteer at a Hospice. I'd like to work directly for one if I ever get into medical school/become a physician.

    Isn't this a very sad job, though? I'd find it tough making connections with people that are terminally ill, just because I wouldn't want to get hurt when they passed.

  • KabitzyKabitzy find me in Monsbaiya Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Reginald wrote: »
    Kabitzy wrote: »
    I volunteer at a Hospice. I'd like to work directly for one if I ever get into medical school/become a physician.

    Isn't this a very sad job, though? I'd find it tough making connections with people that are terminally ill, just because I wouldn't want to get hurt when they passed.

    Yeah, it can be really depressing. The worst I experienced was when one of the patient's was my age, it was really hard to think about someone (I was 17 at the time) not even getting to start their life. But, I like to think I could really help/touch a lot of people that feel abandoned by modern medicine/society (and sometimes family).

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Reginald wrote: »
    your mother is a vague statement

    Care to elaborate on your vague statement? What are you planning on doing, dude? Also, you have good musical taste.

    i go to law school right now. this summer i'm doing legal research for an international human rights ngo, and i'd like to do that sort of thing after i graduate. also thanks.

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    A couple times a month I staff a legal aid clinic where I give low-income individuals legal advice on consumer debt issues, like filing for bankruptcy, and dealing with abusive debt collectors.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Filing for bankruptcy? There are bankruptcy lawyers to do that!

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  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    CB, that is really cool. Money can be such a weight on people's shoulders. I know it has been for me before. Ain't no stranger to debt collectors, fo sho.

    Isn't abusive debt collector an oxymoron? Those silly geese are angry and misleading.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Reginald wrote: »
    CB, that is really cool. Money can be such a weight on people's shoulders. I know it has been for me before. Ain't no stranger to debt collectors, fo sho.

    Isn't abusive debt collector an oxymoron? Those silly geese are angry and misleading.

    N...no.

    An oxymoron is a little giant.

    An abusive debt collector is redundant.

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Filing for bankruptcy? There are bankruptcy lawyers to do that!

    Bankruptcy lawyers cost money that many of these people don't have!

    Also, depending on one's individual situation, bankruptcy might not be a good option. In those cases, we can at least prevent someone from wasting a lot of time, and point them in a direction that will hopefully be more productive.

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