Socially Responsible Tsunami Relief

For those looking for socially responsible ways to donate to tsunami relief, Grantmakers Without Borders has prepared a list of organizations at:

An Alternative Guide to Boston for ALA Midwinter, 2005

An Alternative Guide to Boston for ALA Midwinter, 2005
brought to you by Radical Reference's Boston crew

As good a starting place as any is Surface City, a "sort-of non-tourist, non-Citysearch guide to Boston."

NYC: Rad Ref meets the IMC

The library workers of Radical Reference, NYC and visiting dignitaries James Jacobs and Shinjoung Yeo will meet journalists of our local Independent Media Center on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 7:30pm. We will meet at their space: 34 East 29th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10016.

Radical Reference discussion at ALA Midwinter 2005

Saturday, January 15
Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue

Skill-Sharing Workshops at ALA Midwinter 2005

Short version:

Stop the MTA Fare Hike Rally

There were about 50 people gathered outside Governor Pataki's NYC office on 3rd Ave. between 40th and 41st last night to protest the proposed fare hike for NYC subways and buses. The demo was organized by NYPIRG's Straphanger Campaign, the Save Mass Transit Coalition, and Transportation Alternatives.

Gay Books attacked again...

For those of you living in Birmingham (and even for those who aren't), have you seen this article about Rep. Gerald Allen attempting to ban books with "gay" content in them?

World AIDS Day Resources

December 1, 2004
World AIDS Day
Women and Girls and HIV and AIDS

"Many women and girls are vulnerable to HIV because of the high-risk behavior of others. This year’s World AIDS Campaign, with the strapline ‘Have you heard me today?,’ seeks to raise awareness about, and help address, the many issues affecting women and girls around HIV and AIDS." (UN)

Thanksgiving Mass


I am among the 10% of NYC Critical Mass participants who had a great ride last night.

I knew it was time to leave my apartment a little before 7 when I heard the helicopters. There looked to be about 400 cyclists assembled Union Square, but what dominated the scene was the police presence. In addition to there being a lot of them—both inside the park and lying in wait a block away in each direction with their orange nets, disposable handcuffs, and vans to hold our bikes—they were playing this obnoxious recorded message on loudspeakers about how we were required to have a permit (lie!), we didn’t have one (true!), and that if we rode our bikes in a “procession,

NYC Report Back

Well, I finally have a little time to write this up (between working full time, being a distance-ed library student at the University of Washington's iSchool, and being a parent).

I was invited to be a part of an event organized by the Peace Resource Center and the Associated Student's Social Issues group here at Western Washington University called "Beyond the Ballot", an evening of stories and discussion about experiences at the Republican National Convention in NY. I spoke along with photographer Orin Langelle (who works for the Global Justice Ecology Project)

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