Tag Archives: society
Introduction to Australian Aboriginal culture
Action against hunger – The sharing experiment
World hunger problem? These kids have a solution…
Kitten Therapy: forget about your stress level!
Indirect bullying: you can make a difference.
Banksy paints graffiti on remains of Gaza home
▶ Banksy paints graffiti on remains of Gaza home – YouTube.
Here is a link to the ironic, fake tourist video Banksy made about Gaza.
Love has no labels
New York schools add 2 Muslim holidays to their calendar
New York City mayor Bill De Blasio annouces that, as promised, New York public schools will now have 2 Muslim holidays added to their calendar, starting next school year.
New York Public Schools Add Two Muslim Holidays in Their Calender: Mayor Bill de Blasio – YouTube.
Turkish men in skirts protest violence against women
Many women are attacked, harmed or killed in Turkey. A 17-year-old and a 20-yer-old were recently raped and killed. Some brave men wanted to show support and demand protection for their sisters, daughters, mothers and friends. They wore skirts in a big march in Istambul to show there should be no difference in the way women and men are treated in their country. They want Turkey to be a safer place for the women in their lives.
▶ Men In Skirts Protest Violence Against Women In Turkey – YouTube.
Is the Oscars Academy a male chauvinist institution?
▶ Hey Academy, I’m a Woman. – YouTube.
The Oscars Academy is 93% white and 76% male… In the Directing, Writing and Cinematography sections, nominees were 26 men to… 0 women! Isn’t it time they included some diversity?
Three actresses got fed up with the Academy for excluding women and wrote a song about it. Go girls!
How many men does it take…
Man starts train dancing party in Perth, Australia
Man bullied by Chelsea fans at Paris Metro station
Africans taking action
Those celebrities got bullied in school, yet they made it… and so can you!
Latifa Ibn Ziaten, a grieving mother, tells young French people that integration is the key
This great lady will be visiting our school on Monday March 9th 2015.
This brave mother lost her son when Mohamed Merah killed him a few years ago. Instead of collapsing she took action and becale an activist against radicalisation.
Now she visits middle schools and high schools in France to talk to young people about integration, brotherhood, religion, family, and the need to integrate to play a part in society.
Here is a video explaining her story and showing her action:
Grieving mother turned activist against radicalization – The National – CBC Player.
Yusor Abu-Salha, crime victim, expressed herself on being an American
▶ Yusor Abu-Salha Blessed To Be American – YouTube.
This young girl, her husband and her sister were killed recently by a neighbor. The inquest is not over so we don’t know yet if this was a hate crime against Muslims or a neighborhood killing. Either way, their deaths are a sad blow to the community of Chappel Hill they belonged to.
Yusor Abu-Salha had spoken in an interview of what being an American women felt like for her. Here are extracts of this interview:
Funny Obama video promoting healthcare
1% are almost as rich as all the rest of the world together
Grammy Awards tributes to “Black Lives Matter” Movement
At the Grammy Awards ceremony, several artists paid tribute to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which honours the memory of young Black men who were killed in the past months or year. Here is a short mashup of these tributes :
Black Lives Matter Movement at the Grammys | Billboard.
Pharrell Williams’s song “Happy”, which won three awards, was sung to a background of young Black men wearing hoodies, like 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed as he was peacefully walking near his sister’s home after buying candy and soda. Trayvon’s killer was not convicted. A “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” demonstration was done during his performance. Williams thus payed homage to late 18-year old, unarmed Michael Brown who was shot by the police in August 2014.
Beyonce sang the gospel song “Precious Lord Take My Hand” to a backing choir of Black men in white suits, their hands up in the same homage gesture.
Prince made a statement, saying “albums matter, like books and Black lives matter”, refering to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Obama says “Violence against women is not ok!”
During the Grammy awards ceremony yesterday, President Obama had a message to ask artists to help fight against the violence so many women suffer from.
▶ President Obama’s Message at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards – YouTube.