#FullMoonEngageMe Social Media Event N°4 – The Sturgeon Moon #EmpireAvenue #SocialNetworking

Originally posted on DES Daughter Network:

The Sturgeon Moon

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The Sturgeon Moon – Photo credit Maharani Rutan . Friday 8th of August : join our free social media event taking place at each Full Moon – via #EmpireAvenue – and give a boost to your social networking!

There are native American names for the full moons that you can find here, here or here.
August month full moon is called Sturgeon Moon because some native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon.
Other full moon names include the Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon, Wheat Cut Moon or Blueberry Moon.

#FullMoonEngageMe Social Media Event N°4 Schedule

The event will start on Friday 8th of August at 12:00 noon UTC and last until Monday the 11th in HERE.

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#EmpireAvenue + #SmallBusiness = Social Media Success

Originally posted on Virtually Everything By Kavalon:

In October 2009 working toward my doctorate, just had to get a minor surgery out of the way. My thyroid was so enlarged I could barely swallow, I had Grave’s disease. The doctor was going to remove my thyroid entirely, a very simple procedure I think it was just an overnight stay. I was at the hospital for around a week, the doctor’s said they were waiting for my ‘levels’ to return to normal, they acted very weird. Now I understand what was going on. They removed some of my important glands during the surgery and my levels never returned to normal, I went in for 1 condition and came out with 4. Not being able to work outside of the home and not being able to return to school I was depressed. Work and learning is very important to me, and you have to make a living. Days went…

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Empire Avenue Blogathon .. All the entries #EAv-Blogathon

Empire Avenue Blogathon .. All the entries #EAv-Blogathon.

Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

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Talking Social Media: Bringing Adults and Teens Together

Originally posted on Curb Service:

Advocacy.  Advocacy.  Advocacy.  I feel like that is the theme of this year for me.  I never understood the importance of advocacy in the library until I began working with the age group that most libraries can’t seem to attract or channel their energy successfully.  My latest advocacy project is making technology and social media accessible to my teenagers.  Our library currently blocks all social media sites for anyone under the age of 18.  And as in a lot of cases, social media is an insanely broad category.  This makes it difficult for teens to build information literacy skills in a safe learning environment like the library.  Our board has graciously invited my teen advisory board to meet with them in September to discuss why they would like access to social networks and how my teens think this will impact them and their programming.  I am excited by the opportunity…

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Next up in our Sensory Friendly Films is Planes: Fire and Rescue!

Originally posted on STEPS for Kids Blog:

Have you had a chance to try out one of the great Sensory Friendly Film showings at NCG Cinema in Yorkville?  Now is your chance! The next special screening is Saturday June 26th at 10:00 am.  Come enjoy Disney’s latest animation adventure Planes: Fire and Rescue in an accepting and relaxed environment.  The sound is turned down a bit, the lights are left a little brighter and there is plenty of room to wiggle around.   A great chance for the whole family to enjoy a movie on the big screen together!

When you attend one of our special event film screenings, you can purchase concessions at the discounted group rate and there are always free refills on drinks and popcorn!  Tickets for the movie are just $6 per person.

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Guest blog post: Sharing Individual Stories to Preserve Disability History

Originally posted on Disability Visibility Project:

Jihan Abbas is a researcher with both personal and professional experience in the area of disability and equality rights and the former Director of Policy and Research for Independent Living Canada. Her research interests include disability and the labour market, social policy, and the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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As a researcher, the appeal of initiatives like this are in their power to position persons with disabilities as the experts in their own experiences and needs. Additionally, individual stories are important as they help counter the existing history of disability – which is largely dominated by a medical model that erroneously frames disability as an individual tragedy and/or uniform experience. Documenting and sharing individual stories counters this problematic history through the preservation of narratives that celebrate the knowledge, skills, and individual and collective power within this diverse community.

For the entire post: http://communityresearcher.blogspot.com/2014/07/disability-visibility-project-sharing.html

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