Givology partners with leading grassroots non-profit organizations, local communities, and schools to sponsor education grants and innovative community-based education projects.
This is where the Art comes in...
There's was an online exhibition What Would You Buy with $50? that features more than 150 works by East African villagers and students from the Circle of Peace School in Uganda, where that price covers a year’s tuition.
The project was the brainchild of artist Jiashan Wu and Joyce Meng, CEO of the volunteer-based online organization Givology. On a recent volunteer mission, they asked the local kids to draw what they would buy with $50, and now each drawing is being sold to help provide continuing education for students at the school.
The (notorious) street artist, Banksy has a new film- Exit Through the Gift shop. It is an exhilarating look into(a behind the scenes) the illicit world of street art. Banksy is internationally known and highly influential and very influential in the world of high -level and socially conscious graffiti artists.
Locally the film is playing at the following theaters.
At the Embarcadero Center Cinema, Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.)
How about one called Cool as a Cucumber. This has all of the right components- white rum, cucumber, lime and cilantro, there is even a suggestion (taking it!) to kick it up with some red chiles. Check out the recipe at Drink of the week!
Now for those of you who insist on going out on Thursday,
The food was great! I had the Cuban Sandwich which was fantastic, My friend's steak was succulent goodness. The mango and guava drinks were light and refreshing and perfect for the sunny day. I ordered Pernil, roasted pork, and the plate came with a salad, fried sweet banana, rice, and beans. So tender and comforting. The sandwich was sublime -- smoky, sweet, and perfectly balanced The highlight of the meal was the beans. The red ones were cooked with pork, the white beans with a vegetable/oregano sofrito, and both were exquisite: soft, savory, comforting, smoky-tasting. reviews via yelp
Need I say more? Ok, the place is super casual,colorful and funky and...spicy. Just do it! 1805 Haight Street btwnShrader & Stanyan
With David Garcia Studio’s mobile bookcase (Archive II), you can roll your personal library with you wherever your feet take you—and it even offers a place to curl up and read a few chapters. A gerbil wheel for bibliophiles, this interesting concept was “inspired by ancient traveling libraries from the Far East, which visited courts and cities, Archive II transforms this into a personal space, where walking and reading coexist as refuge and transport.”
EVERY 30 SECONDS A BOOK IS PUBLISHED IN THE WORLD
THE AVERAGE PUBLICATION PRINTS 5000 COPIES
EVERY MINUTE 10 000 BOOKS ARE SENT TO PRINT
The average reader can read about 240 words per minute
A 300 page book normally takes 9 hours to read, non stop
If you read while you walk, you can read
a book in about 43 kilometers...
"If you read and walk, watch out for traffic". Cheers