Today, AT&T and the City unveiled Street Charge, as part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected. The pilot will provide free solar mobile charging stations in locations across the five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other devices.
Street Charge is a direct outgrowth of Hurricane Sandy when AT&T powered NYC’s distributions centers. Between now and the end of the summer, there will be about 25 solar charging units available.
Today there are stations at:
- Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Promenade
- Riverside Park, Pier 1
- Fort Greene Park
- Union Square
when your little girl
asks you if she’s pretty
your heart will drop like a wineglass
on the hardwood floor
part of you will want to say
of course you are, don’t ever question it
and the other part
the part that is clawing at
will want to grab her by her shoulders
look straight into the wells of
her eyes until they echo back to you
you do not have to be if you don’t want to
it is not your job
both will feel right
one will feel better
she will only understand the first
when she wants to cut her hair off
or wear her brother’s clothes
you will feel the words in your
mouth like marbles
you do not have to be pretty if you don’t want to
it is not your job
— it is not your job | Caitlyn Siehl
You probably know that I am not someone who often asks others for help. Nevertheless, I need your help in order to keep on making music. I am trying to make another album, and, at this point, it’s difficult for me to afford the cost of studio time. However, this particular album is something that I have worked towards for many years, and it is something that I really believe in. I am going to be trying my best over the next year to make it a reality.
My band Leda is doing an Indiegogo fundraiser to help cover a few days of recording over the next few months, and I am offering a whole bunch of gifts and services as part of this fundraiser, including guitar lessons, writing workshops, homemade dinners, poetry books, and more. If you are interested in any of these things, and/or if you are interested in hearing my songs in the future, then you can participate in the fundraiser. If you do make a donation, I will be very grateful to you, but seriously, this is just a request, and I know it is a lot to ask, so please do not feel obligated in any way to donate. Thank you for even reading this.
Great opportunities round up by hellraiser-blog, who I recommend following for these types of updates:
Do-Gooder Jobs & Events of the Week
This has nothing to do with jobs or social justice, but if you wear a bra, you should know how to wash them correctly. (Also, A Clean Person and I have similar tastes in pink bras! Fun!)
Development Officer, Institutional Giving at American Jewish World Service (NYC) I’m pretty sure I applied to this job a few years ago.
Office Coordinator at CODEPINK (LA) I have THINGS TO SAY about CODEPINK, but this still could be an interesting opportunity.
Arcus Foundation Announces Capacity-Building Initiative for U.S. LGBT Movement (applications due June 21)
Board Opportunity at RightRides: especially looking for people with a background in finance, law, HR, and media/PR.
Volunteer at New Alternatives (NYC) This organization for LGBT homeless youth especially needs with data entry, in case you have a yen for Excel. (There are other opportunities available as well if you don’t!)
June 20-22: Write/Speak/Code (NYC)