Hasson J. Rashid

CCTV, Alliance of Cambridge Tenant (ACT) , Cambridge MA
I have earned a BS in Human Service, MS in Human Service,one and a half years as a doctoral candidate at Capella University.
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August 22, 2014 - 4:08pm MRS. OBAMA: Thank you, everyone. (Applause.) Good afternoon. Thank you so much. Well, please, rest yourselves. (Laughter.) Good afternoon. Let us start by thanking Leon for sharing his story and for everything he’s done for our country. (Applause.) We are so proud of men and women like Leon who are everywhere in this country. I also want to thank everyone from Friendship Place for lifting up so many veterans like Leon here in D.C. I also want to recognize Nan Roman and everyone here at the National Alliance to End Homelessness for hosting us here at your annual conference. But most of all, I want to thank all of you -– the leaders who are fighting every day to end homelessness in communities across this country. The work you are doing is so critically important. You are helping folks meet one of their most basic human needs. You’re making sure our communities reflect our shared values of compassion, empathy, and service. And you’re doing the hard work to show that here in America, we take care of our own. (Applause.) So given your extraordinary contributions, it is disappointing that you often don’t get the support, respect, and appreciation you need to get the job... read more
August 21, 2014 - 4:07pm Bob, etran veteran, with a quick mind and a kind spirit, spent over 25 years on the streets of Cambridge. Well known to people from all walks of life, he had friends and patrons who cared about him and appreciated his perspective on the world. To all who knew him, there will be a memorial service for Bob on September 27 at 3:30 PM at Jose Mateo ballet Theatre at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge . I you would like to attend, or share any remembrances, please send a note toRememberBobShea@gmail.com or call 617-347-3223. To learn more about Bob's life, you can visist bob-shea.tumblr.com SOURCE: Citizen of the Streets & Harvard Square read more
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August 15, 2014 - 5:42pm From July 30-August 3, 2014 the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) brought it’s 39Th Anniversary Celebration to Boston, Massachusetts. Over a 1000 members of the Black American Journalism and Media Industry assembled in Boston, Massachusetts for five days of communication, networking and fellowship. This year anniversary was kicked off at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center,39 Dalton Street, Boston. Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick welcomed NABJ to Boston. The Annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair is the nation's largest gathering of minority journalists. The NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services, to advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students at this event networked, participate in professional development sessions, and celebrate excellence in journalism. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. The theme for this years convention was “... read more
August 13, 2014 - 9:49pm Background of Case Dr Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani mother of three , a brilliant scholar, PhD doctor of cognitive neuroscience Majoring in learning and imitation , improving efficacy of learning in children, An educationist with a dream a dream to revolutionise the educational system in Pakistan, one that would create a generation Of enlightened and intellectual youth in a country that needed it more than others. Dr. Aafia earned her bachelor’s degree from MIT and earned her doctorate from Brandeis University. Her doctoral thesis was “Learning through Imitation” in which she included her research on improving learning techniques for children. She was totally dedicated to her children and her academic studies revolved around how children learn. Unfortunately, Dr. Aafia became a victim of domestic violence during her marriage. In 2002, Dr. Aafia’s husband moved the family to Pakistan and soon divorced her while she was pregnant with the couple’s third child. In 2003, Dr Aafia became a victim of a rendition operation was kidnapped along with her little kids. Dr. Aafia is now 43 years old, a mother of three children (2 are US citizens),... read more
August 12, 2014 - 9:36pm Credit: Heratch Photography Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink "What is Equity? Equity means all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to attain their full potential. (This is the definition from the State of Equity in Metro Boston Indicators Report.Credit to King County, Washington)." On Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:30am to 1:30 pm, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, along with the Mel King Institute, Action for Racial Equity, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council sponsored a discussion and luncheon Entitled “ Working Together to Build a Greater Boston Region for All: The State of Equity in the Metro Boston Action Agenda Release." The Event featured keynote speeeches by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, and remarks from local activist on the following four significant Agenda’s Recommendations: • Prevent displacement of residents from neighborhoods near rapid transit • Reduce health disparities • Design and retrofit municipalities to ensure climate change resilience for all residents • Facilitate statewide violence prevention programs The Wasserstein Hall, Room 2019, Milstein West... read more
August 9, 2014 - 9:12pm On July 29Th, 2014 a presentation was made by Tressie McMillan Cottom a blogger, PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Emory University, and PhD Intern at the Microsoft Research Network’s Social Media Collective. Her presentation was part of the Berkman Center at Harvard University Luncheon Series. The actual event was held at ET, Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall B10, starting at 12:30pm. In this presentation entitled " Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes in Digital Domains," she discussed inequality in online learning, based on qualitative research with students taking courses at for profit institutions. Her presentation questioned how inequality regimes challenged, or sometimes perpetuated, in online environments? Ms. Cottom professed that Internet studies tends to conceptualize groups as collectivities anchored by shared ideas, interests, and information, and that Sociologists understand groups as also anchored by identity, social location, and power relationships. " It's a tension between groups of affiliation versus ascription," she continued to declare in front of an auditions upwards of 30 attendees. She questioned how we can theoretically and... read more
August 8, 2014 - 9:51pm Peace Be Unto You (Id Mubarak/ Happy End of Ramamdan) This year on Thursday the 24th of July, 2014 Cambridge, MA experienced another first, and that was an Islamic Iftar on the city hall’s front lawn. City Councilman Nadeem Mazen was instrumental in arranging the annual Islamic celebration, that marks the end of the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan. He also took part in the welcoming of all the guest present on the front lawn of the city hall that Iftar evening. Muslims arrive for the event from far and near, to break and end their 30 days of fasting, and worshiping with dates and water during, this sacred period of their year. Iftar is a chance to join in fellowship with friends, old and new, and to celebrate the incredible diversity of the Universal Nation of Islam. Mayor David Mahar began the event on the steps of Cambridge’s city hall, by welcoming Muslim Americans from across the globe in attendance. He thank all for being present there in the front yard of city hall and Cambridge. That evening the traditions of one of the world’s great faiths Islam was celebrated. Mayor Mahar after ending his welcome remarks began to introduce the evenings presenters. Before he began... read more
August 5, 2014 - 5:49pm ITEMS ADDRESSED OR COMMENTED ON AT SPECIAL CITY HALL MEETING ON JULY 28, 2014: CITY MANAGERS AGENDA ITEMS# 6, AND 16; ON THE TABLE ITEM # 1; POLICY ORDER RESOLUTION LIST; ITEMS # 6,10,AND 23: AWAITING REPORT LIST ITEMS 14-48,14-53,14-59,AND 14 – 69. CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD NEVER ELEVATE ART CONCERNS, AS HAVING A GREATER IMPORTANCE TO THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, THAN PRIORITIES OF POVERTY ISSUES. COMMISSIONER HAAS WAS CORRECT WHEN HE IN HIS LETTER TO RICHARD ROSSI HE SUGGESTED THAT ALL HOMELESS PEOPLES AT CENTRAL SQUARE ARE NOT LOW LEVEL PETTY STREET CRIMINALS. THERE ARE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN CENTRAL SQUARE THAT DO NOT ENGAGED IN INAPPROPRIATE SOLICITATIONS, PUBLIC DRINKING, LOITERING, FIGHTS, DRUG USE, AND DRUG TRANSACTIONS. THE PETTY CRIMINAL ELEMENT AT CENTRAL SQUARE , ENGAGE IN CLOAKING THEMSELVES AMONG INNOCENT HOMELESS POPULATION AT CENTRAL SQUARE AND ELSEWHERE. THE AUTHORITIES ARE EXPERIENCING SOME SUCCESS IN SEPARATING THE CHAFF FROM THE WHEAT, AS COMMISSIONER HAAS HAS EXPRESSED IN HIS LETTER OR ITEMS 6 ON THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA. I BET THERE ARE MORE CRIMINALS TO BE FOUND IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND BUSINESS HERE IN CAMBRIDGE, THAN THE NUMBER OF CRIMINALS TO BE FOUND AMONG THE... read more
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