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At Yale, by the end of the semester, the above image had become the Facebook profile picture of several undergraduate students, especially from the Hispanic and Latin American communities.
It’s true though: whoever he is, he is one cute kid.
This is an email from a friend in Puerto Rico.
RE: What’s Going on in Puerto Rico
I hope everyone finished the semester well and that you’ve had some time to party and relax. I just wanted to share with you a little bit about the political situation at home right now, in case it ever makes it to the press in the US or if you’re interested in hearing about blatant civil rights violations. My family is very personally involved in this, and I wanted to tell you about it.
Contributed by Carolina Cooper
Amnesty International in Portugal introduces Tyrannybook.
SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, April 29th – Dine Out, Fight AIDS!
Plan now to eat at a participating restaurant on Thursday, April 29, 2010 and feel satiated just knowing you are helping in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
DOFL, hosted by Subaru is a one-day fundraising event that last year alone raised over $3.9 million dollars for HIV/AIDS service providers across North America. First held in Philadelphia 20 years ago, Dining Out For Life is now held in over 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Over a quarter of a million people dine out at more than 3,500 participating restaurants, which donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to their local AIDS agency.
AIDS Project New Haven (APNH), the oldest AIDS service organization in CT, brought DOFL to Connecticut 4 years ago and continues to produce the event as a successful fundraiser. Through the ongoing efforts of APNH Executive Director, Christopher Cole, the CT DOFL has doubled its participation. More than 2,000 diners and over 35 restaurants in Connecticut will participate in Dining Out For Life 2010.
“Dining Out For Life is a great way to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against AIDS while also supporting the hardworking restaurant community—right in your own backyard,” explains TV’s Ted Allen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 7,500 new cases of HIV infections are reported worldwide. “Now more than ever Subaru and its drivers understand the importance of volunteerism and support for charitable and community causes,” states Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney.
For a list of restaurants in your area visit www.diningoutforlife.com (from the map, select New Haven, select Participating Restaurants.
For information on becoming a participating restaurant please contact Fran McMullen at AIDS Project New Haven, 203.624-0947 ext 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by Shahla Naimi
As we sit in our dorm rooms denouncing countries’ horrendous human rights records, let’s not be so quick to blame the government. Sure, it’s easy and, sure, we look to our governments to secure our homeland. We’ve been born to believe that it is the government’s job to keep us safe and happy. The government’s role in a citizen’s life, however, is a question for another day. For now, I ask that we consider the other point of view.