A reader on our website suggested we mention a recent article that focuses on ways to avoid and address curriculum-related trauma and includes many useful resources for educators. (The term ‘curriculum violence’ is used to call attention to the fact that what schools teach — and fail to teach —as well as how they teach can result in trauma to some children.) ‘How to … [Read more...] about ‘Curriculum Violence’
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Check out our 21st issue — now available online! (Printed copies on the way.) With all that‘s been happening in the U.S. and the world this year, it has sometimes been difficult to concentrate on the many steps of getting this publication together. This includes, of course, the war in Ukraine — an illegal and immoral attack, even if partly triggered by years of quiet, … [Read more...] about Sustainable Lehigh Valley – Summer 2022 issue now online
The new issue of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet is loaded with creative writing and art, and a majority of the content comes from students — both high school and college — and young adults here in the Lehigh Valley. You can read it online or download the full PDF edition, which is formatted in two-page spreads so it's similar to reading the printed booklet. Print … [Read more...] about You’ll love the new issue of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet!
A recent op-ed in the Morning Call, 'Bike Lane on Broad street in Bethlehem: Why it's dangerous', dismisses all bike lanes as inherently dangerous. The worst thing about this op-ed is that it brings out many legitimate dangers created by poorly-designed bike lanes — but it’s like a propaganda piece, because it doesn’t explore alternatives. For example, it doesn’t even … [Read more...] about Bike Lanes for Broad Street?
During the summer, several students worked on a climate action project that’s especially relevant in light of the latest ‘Red Alert’ from the U.N. and the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change]. While the students' work this summer centered on implementing Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan, most of the information and ideas apply everywhere. This is … [Read more...] about Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan – a call to Action!
Because the corporate media and our elected officials refuse to tell the truth about what's happening in Palestine, here are a few articles that reveal the ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and apartheid of Israel. NOTE: It's important not to conflate Israel or zionism with Judaism or the Jewish people, who have a long history of advocating for universal human rights. In this … [Read more...] about Israel & Palestine today
We've posted internship opportunities for this summer. Instead of centering on a single large project as we did in recent years, we're offering special versions of several internships we've offered during the year: Climate Action | Climate Justice (Summer 2021)Communication (Summer 2021)Community & Restorative Justice (Summer 2021)Editing & Publishing (Summer … [Read more...] about 2021 Summer internships
If you haven’t seen it yet, you might be interested in this video of AOC and what was a live conversation about the events of January 6, what needs to happen now, and the effects of trauma. AOC makes clear that hers is not the only story or the most important story — but it will give you an idea what it was like and why just 'moving on' is not a reasonable or acceptable option. … [Read more...] about What was it like on January 6?
Recent studies confirm what scientists have long suspected: that air pollution kills about 250,000 people in the United States—every year! And that's in addition to the hundreds of thousands with strokes, respiratory infections, and other diseases caused by air pollution. The cost in life and in dollars is enormous, but we don't see our so-called leaders doing anything to save … [Read more...] about More deadly than COVID
Health Professionals of NY and Physicians for Social Responsibility have released a newly-updated compendium of the medical and scientific evidence of the great harm done by fracking, a widely used and trusted resource. Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking [PDF] From the introduction: Public health harms now … [Read more...] about Science on fracking harm