Struggling To Be Heard

Author: Valerie Ooka Pang

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Education

Page: 384

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The social, psychological, and educational needs of Asian Pacific American youth often go unmet. This book, written by multicultural educators, social workers, psychologists, and others, challenges stereotypical beliefs and seeks to provide, basic knowledge and direction for working with this population, often labeled as "the model minority."

Hear My Struggle, Feel My Pain & Enjoy My Rhymes

Author: Jovon Middleton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Poetry

Page: 168

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IF ONLY YOU BELIEVE I heard a rose can grow out of the concrete and a flower can bloom in the darkness, a fairy can ride a unicorn and a mermaid can bring laughter and happiness. They say you can be blind as a bat or as strong as an ox, you can live in a enchanted forest with dwarfs and dragons and save a beautiful princess with golden locks. Travel through space with aliens and robots, or sail the seven seas and fight pirates, gargoyles, or a cyclops. You can fly on a magic carpet and make a wish with a Genie in a lamp, converse with zeal around the fire at camp. Look for the abominable snowman camouflage in a blizzard, dance in the courtyard with jesters and cast spells with a wizard. A mystique to mystify like Houdini with another trick up his sleeve but you can have anything if only you believe....................

Toxic Struggles

Author: Richard Hofrichter

Publisher: Philadelphia ; Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers


Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 279

"Capitalism and the crisis of environmentalism / Daniel Faber, James O'Connor -- Anatomy of environmental racism / Robert D. Bullard -- Building a new vision: feminist, green socialism / Mary Mellor -- The promise of environmental democracy / John O'Connor -- Creating a culture of destruction: gender, militarism and the environment / Joni Seager -- Environmental consequences of urban growth and blight / Cynthia Hamilton -- Feminism and ecology / Ynestra King -- Cultural activism and environmental justice / Richard Hofrichter -- A society based on conquest cannot be sustained: native peoples and the environmental crisis / Winona LaDuke -- Blue-collar women and toxic-waste protests: the process of politicization / Celene Krauss -- Acknowledging the past, confronting the present: environmental justice in the 1990s / Richard Moore and Louis Head -- Building on our past, planning for our future: communities of color and the quest for environmental justice / Vernice D. Miller -- Unequal protection: the racial divide in environmental law / Marianne Lavelle and Marcia A. Coyle -- Ecofeminism and grass-roots environmentalism in the United States / Barbara Epstein -- The effects of occupational injury, illness, and disease on the health status of black Americans: a review / Beverly Hendrix Wright, Robert D. Bullard -- Farm workers at risk / Cesar Chavez -- Work: the most dangerous environment / Charles Noble -- Labor's environmental agenda in the new corporate climate / Eric Mann -- Corporate plundering of third-world resources / Robert Weissman -- Global economic counterrevolution: the dynamics of impoverishment and marginalization / Walden Bello -- Trading away the environment: free-trade agreements and environmental degradation / Mark Ritchie -- Economics and environmental justice: rethinking north-south relations / Martin Khor Kok Peng -- Solidarity with the third world: building an international enviroxmental-justice movement / Chris Kiefer and Medea Benjamin."
English wit and humor


Author: Mark Lemon



Category: English wit and humor


View: 775


The Water Hole

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.


Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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It would seem that the end of every war has been followed in the United States by social and moral changes, mostly for the worse. Zane Grey certainly felt that way about the effects of the Great War, and to show these changes and how to cope with them became the impulse behind what he called The Water Hole. However, before magazine publication, changes were made in his text, including the names of all the characters. Fortunately Grey's original handwritten manuscript has survived, so now this story can be told with his characters named and presented as he intended them to be. In 1925 widowed businessman Elijah Winters brings his daughter, Cherry, from Long Island to stay at a trading post in a remote area some distance from Flagstaff, Arizona. Removed from the country clubs and speakeasies, Cherry is at first bored with simple ranch life, and to entertain herself she flirts with several of the cowboys, not realizing they are very different from the young men she knew back east. Also very different is Stephen Heftral, a young archaeologist who is searching for an ancient and lost kiva of a primitive Indian tribe that disappeared centuries before in what became the land of the Navajos. Heftral believes that this lost kiva is most probably in a desert fastness called Beckyshibeta, the Navajo word for water hole. Elijah colludes with Heftral to awaken Cherry to a new and healthier way of life by taking her, by force if necessary, to the site. Cherry resents being kidnapped but comes to forget the luxury of her past in the beauty and dangers of the canyons-and in the thrill of making an important archaeological discovery.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Dropping the Struggle

Author: Roger Housden

Publisher: New World Library


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 152

View: 642

Is it possible to fully accept, even love, the life you have? Is it possible to drop the struggle to make yourself and your life different? Acclaimed teacher and bestselling author Roger Housden says yes in this profound alternative to nonstop striving and self-criticism. Whether about our relationships, careers, or spirituality, many of us judge ourselves as not measuring up. But fulfillment comes when we stop struggling and learn to trust the wisdom of what life presents us with. Housden wrote Dropping the Struggle as someone who, up until a few years ago, spent much of his time in a covert struggle with life. Despite his success, he often felt that something was missing. He struggled for years with an ongoing spiritual longing, with questions of meaning and purpose, with the search for love, with all the usual difficulties of being human, until he finally realized — though not with his thinking mind — that the only thing life was asking of him was to rest in a deeper knowing that was always there, usually silently, behind the arguments and strategies that would so commonly occupy his conscious self. “Struggle will never get us the things we want most,” Housden writes, “love; meaning; presence; freedom from anxiety over the past and future; contentment with ourselves exactly as we are, imperfections and all; the acceptance of our mortality — because these things lie outside the ego’s domain. For these, we need another way. That way begins and ends in surrender, in letting go of our resistance to life as it presents itself.”