Crowdfunding: Creating a library for the children of Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunding: Creating a library for the children of Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

GritoBlast! — In April 2015, a volunteer artist cooperative known as Arte Intercultural Vilcabamba (AIV), was launched in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador, South America. In two short years, the artist cooperative transformed themselves into a service organization with a single mission — to fund a library for the children of the mountainous, impoverished region. The 20 active volunteers work with about 60 children a week from the mountainous Region Sierra. In January 2017, the...

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Crowdfunder: Help Voces Oral History Project tell forgotten stories of Latino war veterans

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunder: Help Voces Oral History Project tell forgotten stories of Latino war veterans

GritoBlast! Since 1999, the University of Texas at Austin-based Voces Oral History Project has dedicated itself to filling the gap in the historical record by uncovering and sharing the forgotten stories of the countless Latino and Latina veterans who heroically served the United States in World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Voces Oral History Project first came to national attention in 2007 when project founder Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez challenged...

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Open invitation to join National Write Out to pen protests against Trump’s policies

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Open invitation to join National Write Out to pen protests against Trump’s policies

GritoBlast! : From Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, February 18, 2017, a national call-out to writers, and non-writers, who would like to contribute a poem, a piece of flash fiction, short story, essay, inspired long tweet, handwritten ars poetica or other literary creation responding to the prompt: What’s worth fighting for is worth writing for. Dubbed the National Write Out, organizers of the event say: Let your words stand against the flood of fake news messages...

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Call-to-Action: Georgia Senator threatens to legislate away in-state tuition for DACA students

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General, Politics

Call-to-Action: Georgia Senator threatens to legislate away in-state tuition for DACA students

GritoBlast! Finally, some positive news for Georgia’s undocumented students. After three years of legal battle, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail S. Tusan AGREED with the argument that being a DACA recipient qualifies as being lawfully present and therefore students can receive in-state tuition for colleges and universities. DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) is a temporary relief given to children that were brought to the US before they...

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