Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tonight, I watched Iron Jawed Angels.

My friend Jen brought this over to the "Palm House" when I lived there with Elisa back in the day. It sat on on top of our television for months, but we never found the time to watch it.

I watched it tonight and it blew me away.

Thank you Jen, for introducing it to me all those years ago, and letting us keep it unwatched for all of those months.

Its part of the story about how women fought for the right to vote. I think everyone in America should watch it.

Teachers, it would be fabulous to show in your class room (there is one scene you will need to fast forward through, so screen it first).

I'm all pumped up and ready to go.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Today is World Habitat Day 2009!

After spending a summer in the largest slum in Africa, I have a deep appreciation for the issues of urban planning, which is the theme of this year's World Habitat Day.

"The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat."
- taken from HUD

Check out this website - this is some of the more beautiful work I've ever seen pertaining to urban slums. If you click on Kibera on the map, you can see where I spent my summer.


happy world habitat day.