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The World as 100 People

The World as 100 People
The World As 100 People Continent 60 Asia 15 Africa 9 South America 5 North America 11 Europe Gender 50 female 50 male Age 26 aged 0-14 66 aged 15-64 8 aged 65+ Religion 33 Christians 22 Muslims 14 Hindus 7 Buddhists 12 Other 12 No religion Literacy 83 able to read & write 17 unable College 7 have a college degree 93 do not Internet 30 can access the internet 70 cannot Phones 75 have cell phones 25 do not Water 87 have safe water 13 do not Poverty 48 live on less than 2 US dollars per day

Wiki Live Edit whites_are_seeking_conversations_about_undoing_racism--with_each_other by Carla Murphy Tuesday, December 9 2014, 2:58 PM EST. With the national uproar surrounding the unpunished police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, some white Americans say they are rethinking the lack of diversity in their lives—and the work they need to do to help create social change that lasts. Take Philadelphia artist Katherine Fritz. “Whites can live, love, study, work, play and die in segregation,” says “Whiteness Studies” scholar Robin DiAngelo, “and still profess that race has no meaning in their lives.” But something appears to be shifting in that in the weeks since news broke that there’d be no indictment in Officer Darren Wilson’s case. Intentional conversations about racism—by whites, for whites and not of the KKK variety—are happening across the country. ‘Deal With the Upset’ For white people who’re trying to understand why their reactions to race conversations are so fraught, DiAngelo’s concept of “white fragility,” is one way to get there.

Collaborate.org launches new platform to map the world LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Collaborate.org wants to bring geospatial data to the masses, beyond where Google Earth has gone. The company, which launched Wednesday at the Future in Review conference here, is built around a geospatial visualizer, with more than 2 million data layers that can be overlaid on maps, and a broad set of collaboration tools. "We want to harness the collective knowledge of the online global community, sharing expertise and enthusiasm," said company CEO Kevin Montgomery. "We are providing worldwide geospatial infrastructure to empower people." Collaborate.org grew out of Intelesense, a company headed by Montgomery that provides monitoring products for wireless sensor networks and a spatial data exchange. Collaborate.org is built around World Wind, an open-source, spatial visualization platform developed by NASA. "World Wind is Google Earth, but you can do what you want with it," said Patrick Hogan, NASA World Wind project manager.

We Can End Poverty, Millennium Development Goals, 2015: UN Summit, 20-22 September 2010, New York Notice: The President of the UN General Assembly will hold a Special Event towards achieving the MDGs at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2013, during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. For information, visit the MDG Special Event page What's Going On? The outcome document for the MDG Summit was adopted by the General Assembly by consensus on 22 September. It includes an action agenda for achieving the Goals by 2015. Watch the video messages by members of the MDG Advocacy Group and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas! The MDGs at Work Child mortality (MDG 4) has been reduced, but not quickly enough to reach the target. 2010 UN Summit The 2010 United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concluded with the adoption of a global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 target date and the announcement of major new commitments for women’s and children’s health and other initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease.

U. Presses: Mapping Our Influence Mapping Our Influence AAUP member presses have tremendous and positive impacts on the world around them—from regional publishing programs to world-reknowned disciplinary lists and translation projects. We often talk of this value of university presses, and our Mapping project now gives us the tools to visually demonstrate its truth. The pins below illustrate AAUP membership across the US and worldwide. have created an Influence Map for University Press Week 2012. View AAUP Influence Maps in a larger map Influence Map by Press University of Alberta PressRegional and Global Footprint Baylor University PressGlobal Footprint University of British Columbia PressGlobal Footprint Brookings Institution Press2012 Publications and Partner Presses University of Chicago PressGlobal Footprint University Press of Colorado& the Utah State University Press Regional and Global Affiliations Columbia University PressGlobal Footprint Duquesne University Press2010-2013 Fordham University Press2012 Publications

Trautner-Borland--Academic_Integrity.pdf Handmade Diorama Maps Created Using Thousands of Printed Photos What you see above is a “map” of Paris created by collaging thousands of photographs shot in the city. It’s just one of the amazing pieces in Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino‘s Diorama Map project. The series contains maps of many of the world’s most famous cities, and all of them are photographed and collaged by hand. To create each diorama map, Nishino visits a city and shoots thousands of photographs while walking around within them. Hundreds of rolls of black-and-white film and tens of thousands of photographs later, he develops and prints the film himself in a personal darkroom, brings everything into his studio, and then begins to edit them. Using a sketch of the city’s layout on a giant white canvas, he spends months cutting photographs and gluing them onto the map in the locations they belong. The process is tedious, but Nishino still manages to produce them at a rate of about three per year. Here are some of the diorama maps he has created so far: Berlin, Germany Tokyo, Japan

United We Fall (2010) One has to look at the effects of the free trade agreements between US and Canada. They've been good for some powerful sectors and not at all good for poor, working people, for those that are not benefiting from corporate profits. So in Canada, for example, since they've signed the bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, two thirds of the Canadian families have experienced a decline in their real incomes. Also the North American free trade agreement has displaced 2 million Mexican peasant farmers from their land. One of the major concerns that Canada and Mexico had about NAFTA was that it might open their capital to being taken over by US multinational corporations. United We Fall is a documentary about the North American Union and for years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. Watch the full documentary now

MapYourAncestors.com - Bringing Genealogy to Life What's it like to be a migrant farmworker? One anthropologist lived and worked alongside them. He met a number of people during his research, from farm owners and doctors to crop inspectors. But he largely focuses on the daily life of the farmworkers — their journeys across the US-Mexico border, away from tough economic conditions back home, and what life is like in the fields along the West Coast of the United States. Holmes, who lives in San Francisco, spoke with The World’s Monica Campbell about his work. Q: What led you to this research? I’d been interested in our food system for a long time and in learning what’s behind the food that we eat. This group of indigenous, native Mexicans was especially compelling to me because they hadn’t been migrating to the US for very long and the process of doing that from their village was taking place at that moment. Q: Where did your work lead you? I worked two summers on the Tanaka Farm up in Washington state, and then I pruned vineyards whenever we could get work in California’s Central Valley in the winter.

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