Category: Culture as a Technology

Father Of Social Entrepreneurship Says ‘Society Is At A Profound Turning Point’ | Forbes

Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, literally coined the term “social entrepreneur” when he founded the nonprofit back in 1980, almost 40 years ago. He also decided that changemaker was one word and not two, something the Oxford dictionary now recognizes (though Webster’s does not, to Drayton’s ongoing consternation). Drayton says, “We all sense that society is at a profound, indeed historic turning point.”

Before we explore the turning point he’s talking about, let’s briefly review the history of Ashoka and social entrepreneurship.

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South Berkeley needs safer streets and more neighbors | Berkeleyside

“We envision a mixed-income transit village for the BART station with a thriving Flea Market, a greenway with parks and bike lanes, housing for all — especially our lowest-income residents — and slow streets made safe for our elders, children, drivers, transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.

By narrowing Adeline Street to two lanes in front of Ashby BART station, Berkeley can build a public plaza for the Flea Market — a Berkeley institution that must be permanently preserved and strengthened. Narrowing Adeline Street from Ward to MLK will not only free up public community space at the BART station; it will also allow significant pedestrian and bicycle improvements along the entire corridor AND creation of a new.”

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Are Irish speakers elitist?

Journalist and online influencer, Éadaoin Nic Mhuiris claims some Irish speakers criticise her learned, Dublin Irish as it doesn’t fit in with the Gaeltacht ‘ideal’ of how the language ‘should’ be spoken.

Éadaoin who attended a Gaelscoil and has a Master’s qualification in TV and Radio and says despite her fluency in the language, she receives undue criticism from other Irish speakers.

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Archaeologists Discover Long-Sought-After Racist Bone!

On Tuesday, in a region of Arizona once known for its Neolithic settlements, a prominent archeology team made a historic discovery when it unearthed a frequently referenced and formerly elusive racist bone (ulnis bigotris).

The bone has long been a topic of debate in the scientific community. And, despite its previous unattainability, experts have insisted on its existence for centuries, due to voluminous evidence of racism, both in personal and institutional forms.

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ArtNewsUK: UK’s Medieval Graffiti Full of Subversive Pagan Symbols

Do England’s medieval graffiti drawings reveal a lingering devotion to paganism? As reported by the BBC, the four-year-old Lincolnshire medieval graffiti project has uncovered more than 28,000 examples of centuries-old carvings etched by bored medieval church-goers, some of which appear to depict pagan symbols and imagery.

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