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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November 22, 2013 - 8:55pm Check out a few more behind-the-scenes photos in the image gallery below: Photos: Omnipresent civili rights imagery: a picture of the AJ+ newsroom. Separate from Al JAzeera’s cable channels A studio in progress: AJ+ is getting ready for a soft launch early next year. No grid, no anchors Al Jazeera’s AJ+ is an ambitious attempt to produce news for a generation that doesn’t watch news networks on TV anymore. Here’s a first behind-the-scenes look. Across from San Francisco’s AT&T Park stadium, a small group of news junkies is working on building a different kind of startup. The first thing you notice when entering their building is the omnipresent imagery of civil rights leaders and pop culture icons from around the world. Nelson Mandela, John Lennon and Aung San Suu Kyi are everywhere, as are promises of defiance and empowerment. But the building, which formerly housed Al Gore’s Current TV, isn’t home to some kind of progressive nonprofit. Instead, it’s the birth place of AJ+, Al Jazeera’s ambitious attempt to produce news for an audience that gets its information from the internet. Al Jazeera first announced its plans to launch an internet news network at an industry conference... read more
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November 21, 2013 - 5:14pm Trayvon Martin forum in Cambridge tackles racial profiling, safety Photo by Erin Baldassari/Wicked Local Cambridge. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, sat down with Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree for a forum to address racial profiling at St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Cambridge — For Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, the worst moment after her son’s death was not the immediate phone call informing her he had been shot and killed. It was seeing him in a casket, looking like he was about to go to prom. “It was at his home funeral service, seeing him in a white casket with a white suit on looking like an angel,” Fulton said. “It made it just that much more difficult to realize that he wasn’t going to be going to the prom. He wasn’t going to be graduating. He wasn’t going to walk through the front door again. It’s the simple things that make me realize death is so final. Death is so final.” A crowd of over 100 people tackled questions about racial profiling, safety and liberty at a community forum with Fulton and her lawyer, Daryl Parks of the Parks & Crump Law Firm, moderated by Harvard Law School professor Charles... read more
November 19, 2013 - 6:57pm December Women and Words! Come hear a presentation by Cambridge teens on how to talk with teens about relationships. This should be a fabulous and informative evening. Please share with your networks. How to Talk with Teens about Relationships: what parents and others should know Produced and presented by Transition House’s Youth Action Corps Thursday, December 5, 2013 • 7–8:30 pm City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge Youth Action Corps (YAC) is a team of Cambridge teens working within the community to promote safe, respectful, and healthy relationships for everyone. SOURCE: Shield, Emily ; http://lists.cambridgewomenscommission.org/mailman/options/events; Cc: events@cambridgewomenscommission.org read more
November 19, 2013 - 6:06pm The annual Be the Media! Mini-Conference helps participants understand the link between strategic communications and organizing strategies as well as learn essential communications tools and techniques. The conference is designed to serve change makers at different levels of experience in communications including those who are practicing communicators as part of their current positions, such as organizers, executive directors, or policy advocates. To be a part of it, register today! This year’s theme will be on “Justice Communication in Support of Civic Action.” Workshop topics cover things like: Framing Racial Justice; Strategic Communications 101, Web Analytics, Using Public Data and Mapping Tools, Boston’s “Respect in Reporting” campaign and Successful Social Media. Please register today, spaces are limited. Date: Wednesday, December 4. 2013 Time: 9am – 5:00pm (lunch provided) Location: Third Sector New England’s NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in Boston (close to South Station) Cost: $40, includes lunch; Scholarships available. Please email tlouie@progressivecommunicators.net with your request. Sponsored by: Progressive Communicators Network Boston/New England Hosted by:... read more
November 19, 2013 - 5:35pm Knight Foundation supports The Learning About Multimedia Project (LAMP) to build an online video editor for use in media criticism and education. Below, Emily Long, director of communications and development for The LAMP, writes about the recent launch of the Media Breaker. Photo credit: The LAMP/Alan Berry. In my six years of working with The LAMP, a nonprofit education organization based in New York, we have accomplished a great deal. We’ve grown from an all-volunteer team to a staff of three paid, full-time positions, from serving 75 students a year to serving just over 900, and from working at our kitchen tables to working in offices off Bryant Park. But building the Media Breaker, a free online video editor designed for remixing copyrighted content in an educational setting, has been our most ambitious project yet. I’m proud to say we launched the Media Breaker on Oct. 29, and it is now live at mediabreaker.org. This working prototype was made possible by the Knight Prototype Fund, and was developed in partnership with the Seidenberg Creative Labs at Pace University. It came about as a result of The LAMP’s work in public schools, where we discovered that teaching new... read more
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November 14, 2013 - 6:49pm Gov. Deval Patrick will sign a $1.4 billion housing investment bill Thursday in Cambridge where he also plans to announce $73 million in state and federal financing for projects that will create 1,145 units of new housing across the state. The governor has a visit planned to the Putnam Square Apartments project where $2.8 million in federal tax credits and subsidies will be used to renovate 94 units of elderly housing and create 34 construction jobs, according to the Patrick administration. At Putnam Square, Patrick plans to sign the housing bond that was given final approval by the House and Senate last week. The bill authorizes $1.4 billion in borrowing over the next five years to invest in affordable housing options, including $500 million for public housing modernization, $45 million to create a capital financing fund for early education and out-of-school time facilities, and $55 million to help blind and severely disabled homeowners make home modifications and avoid placement in nursing homes. “Creating or preserving affordable housing helps to generate jobs, grow local businesses and strengthen our communities” Patrick said in a statement released to the News Service. “... read more
November 12, 2013 - 4:51pm State surplus finalized: CPA to receive $25 millionToday marks an important landmark in our six-year legislative effort to secure additional funding for the statewide CPA Trust Fund. According to the Commonwealth's Statutory Basis Financial Report (SBFR) released today, the state's FY2013 budget surplus will be sufficient to transfer $25 million to the statewide CPA Trust Fund this month. In the report released today, State Comptroller Martin J. Benison wrote: "...the Commonwealth...completed the fiscal year with a consolidated net surplus of $106.8 million, sufficient to meet statutory requirements, as set out in the FY14 General Appropriation Act and FY13 final supplemental appropriation bill, to provide $25 million to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund..." To view the Commonwealth's SBFR for FY2013, click here. The $25 million will be combined with the fees collected on transactions at the state's Registries of Deeds, the traditional source of revenue for the CPA Trust Fund. There's good news there, too. As the real estate market has recovered, the Registry filing fees collected for CPA have risen almost 6% during the past twelve months. What percent... read more
November 11, 2013 - 1:04pm Highlights from the NEXT PRACTICES Round Table at Harvard University . . .A few of our guest presenters (in order of appearance) . . . 9 Harvard, Dr. Dennis Culhane,UPenn; Deb De Santis, CSH; Dr. Jeffrey Liebman,Harvard University; George Overholser, Third Sector Capital;Andrew Wolk,Root Cause; Joe Finn, MHSA; Mike Durkin, United Way; Gary Graves,Santa Clara County; Ray Flynn,Philip Mangano, ART; Mike Gallo, TET; Antoinette Triplett,St. Louis;Dr. Sam Tsemberis; Dr. Stephen Gaetz; and Sec Donovan,HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. 8 Harvard NATIONAL NEXT PRACTICES COLLOQUY CONVENES AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY WITH FOCUS ON SCALING SOLUTIONS; OFFERS PROVOCATIVE AND INTERACTIVE EXPERTISE FROM INNOVATORS AND FUTURISTS "Will we tolerate homelessness? A good question for us to begin this colloquy," stated Round Table President Philip Mangano as he welcomed more than 100 invited attendees from across the country to the inaugural NEXT PRACTICES colloquy at Harvard University last month. Convened in partnership with the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA), and Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) at Harvard University, the groundbreaking gathering featured provocative and interactive... read more

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