Levels of child hardship - hunger and housing insecurity - associated with the Covid pandemic are being under-reported. Novasutras Uplifters in the Child Hardship Fact Force are assembling information to help organizations in the United States come together and prevent the impending tragedies of eviction, hunger and homelessness that threaten millions of children. Paul Schaafsma has investigated levels of child food and housing insecurity associated with (but not caused by) the pandemic, as revealed in the Census Bureau's "Household Pulse Survey," conducted at regular intervals since April of last year. Paul has also looked at the recent Covid Relief Bill, to realistically assess how much difference it will make for millions of children who are most in need. These updates will be discussed in the Child Hardship Fact Force meeting this Tuesday.
Christmas is traditionally a time for protecting the innocent, sheltering the displaced, and feeding the hungry. In this season of giving, we should demand that ALL of America’s children are fed and housed, with an effective eviction ban.
The Georgia runoff elections may well determine whether relief comes to the millions of children going hungry and at risk of eviction. The safety of every child in the US may depend upon a national eviction ban.
We seek to manifest a community of practice; to cherish our diversity of experiences, age, wealth, culture, gifts, talents and focus. A community of practice is a way that people with shared concerns and passions learn from one another, support each other, and grow in skills and abilities.
Novasutras has been busy offering online events and discussions during the global pandemic. For the week surrounding Earth Day this year, we started by offering our Earth Week Beginning Online Gathering, followed by The Future of Novasutras Discussions: Co-Creation as a Community. Still to come, April 23rd's New Moon Meditation, and April 24th's Reclaiming Hope: Earth Day Comes Back Home. Below are details about each Earth Week event.
Saturday, October 17th Novasutras and the Resource Center for Nonviolence will offer an interactive online workshop to help activists understand and develop effective strategies for nonviolent direct action campaigns.
Novasutras Uplifters are co-creating a compassionate environment for discussion participants to engage in open and authentic speaking complimented by deep and respectful listening.
What lessons are we learning from this pandemic that can help us deal with challenges to come? How does the pandemic affect our response to ongoing crises like climate change? Join Novasutras Daily Discussions, as we help each other make sense of our world, and develop strategies for increasing agaya and ubuntu emerging from the disruption.