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It's not gonna help to just get 'louder'...

We know not through our intellect but through our experience.
 – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

For those who are very passionate about many issues and seek positive change in this world– it is a commonplace struggle to identify how to most effectively advocate for or draw attention to what we think needs to happen.

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Trauma

Critical Mass: August 2014 edition

Yesterday was the last Friday of the month, and you all know what that means. Things seemed a little subdued at the start and our numbers were down significantly from… 274 more words

Advocacy

“Optimal health care can be achieved only when patients are educated about their health and patients and physicians work together as treatment partners in an atmosphere of mutual respect.” – Teri Robert, advocate

Introducing library services brick by brick

The combination of fine libraries and LEGO bricks is not new and is often seen in the library blogosphere…
It is now wonder. Libraries are magnificent and LEGO is fun – What is not like? 66 more words

Libraries

How I Spend My Time

I spend too much time worrying about how many calories my meal has, and not enough about how the food on my plate got there. 291 more words

U.S. President Barack Obama Proclaims September 2014 As National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month — What Should You Know?

Today, U.S. President Barack Obama designated September 2014 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. “This month, our Nation stands with everyone who has been touched by this disease, and we recognize all those committed to advancing the fight against this cancer through research, advocacy, and quality care.

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Ovarian Cancer

Violence Against Women & HIV

1. Women can be infected with the HIV virus through forced sex. The chances of a woman contracting HIV via a forced sexual encounter are probably increased since forced sex often involves trauma and tissue tearing which can provide an open door to the virus. 151 more words

Domestic Violence