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Eastern European Feminist Gathering

Eastern European Feminist Gathering

We are inviting people to the three-day gathering on 24, 25 and 26 of August to analyse factual and explore potential ways of resistance. Our aim is to facilitate what we, the fragmented feminist, human rights and LGBT* movements in Lithuania and the neighbouring countries, rarely have time and resources for – reflection of our actions, cooperation building and creating strategies for future fights. In order to do so, we would like to raise some funds for covering travel costs for people who can't afford it. We are expecting people from Romania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Czechia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia etc. Our topics for gathering are: * Different feminist actions and movements against the Right in EE (herstories and narratives).* Nationalist discourse in EE: between the great Family (Nation) and the great Evil (Other).* Anti-feminist, Right-wing and Neoliberal Socioeconomic Developments in Eastern Europe.* What are the prospects of feminism in EE? How can we organize and resist neoliberal fascism together and what strategies should we use to reach our aims?Your support will allow people from poor/precarious backgrounds to gather together and expand feminist networks in order to facilitate better communication and cooperation in our struggles locally and internationally. Our gathering is organized according to grassroots principles and doesn't have any funding, therefore your support is crucial. Support us if you believe in our aims, if you would like to participate but can't and want to express your solidarity.  More information about our gathering:https://feminismineasterneurope.wordpress.com/ Interview with organizers: http://www.criticatac.ro/lefteast/interview-with-the-emma-collective-from-kaunas/

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Lombok-Gili: help them rebuilt their futur

Lombok-Gili: help them rebuilt their futur

Hello to all! First of all, thank you to all of those that have already contacted us to offer their comfort and support. As you have seen in the media, on July 29th and, August 5th, and then again this past Thursday the 9th, devastating earthquakes shook the island of LOMBOK as well as our little island paradise GILI AIR,Yes, we are safe and sound, but our hearts and the rest of our lives remain in pieces…When I say our lives, I speak of not only Mike, Isaac, and I, but also of the 70 employees and their families that lost their loved ones, their homes, and their livelihood.Sarah, for whom we raised funds for only 4 years ago, after her horrible life threatening accident, is one of our dear friends that lost their life. This is the most painful of our news… unreplaceable. The region north of LOMBOK and the 3 GILI islands have been placed in a state of emergency by the indonesian government. SInce the catastrophe, humanitarian aid has been organized without delay to come to the aid of those hit the hardest. NGO’s, the government, civilians - ourselves included, everyone is activating. The work to be done is enormous and difficult because the roads are also severely damaged and the aftershocks are non stop: more than 350 since the first earthquake!! Anxiety is high but we have to see this through! In the last 6 days we have dipped into our personal resources to transport food staples out to our employees. They are grouped together with their families in temporary shelter camps...adults and youth, as well as pregnant women, newborns , and elderly… These communities make about 300, 500, or even 1000 souls. It goes without saying, that our resources will not last forever! The region hit by this earthquake lives essentially from tourism and the infrastructures in place to respond to the needs of travelers coming from around the world. For the island to recover it is imperative that commerce, hotels, restaurants, dive centers… that give employment to every family in the region, are up and running as soon as possible! The Bistro “restaurant”, Breadelicious “bakery and sandwich shop”, Kempas Villas, “our homes”... everything that we have worked for these last 5 years is out of order. We are, like many others, forced to close for an undetermined amount of time. However, it is unthinkable to us to leave our employees in misery and distress. We must therefore rebuild OURSELVES to be able to support THEM I am therefore launching a campaign to raise money to pay for the reconstruction needs as well as assure the long term aid in the material, moral, sanitary needs of our employees and their families. The goal is to reopen our various activities as soon as the first tourists return, to assure them a salary and position in our company. It is only in this way that they will succeed in rebuilding their lives. I am counting on you all to share this campaign with as many people as possible: Together we are stronger!We want to keep hope! With your support we will succeed to overcome this challenge, and who knows… Maybe one day soon we will have the chance to welcome you on our little paradise GILI AIR. A million thanks in advance for your generosity, whatever that may be! Pauline, Mike, Isaac, and everyone that are part of our lives here.

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BCN Urban Playa 2018

BCN Urban Playa 2018

Castillano abajoHello dust bunnies & welcome to our BCN Urban Playa 2018 FundraisingDuring the last week of August as Burning Man takes place in the U.S., we will create our own little burn and theme camp in the heart of Barcelona!  It will be run on the 10 principles just like Burning Man, which means there will be no commerce (everything is offered for free), and the event is created by the participants… that means YOU! We hope that you will participate and co-create it with us!  Visit the Facebook event to learn more about what’s happening and how to get involved: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070883573069961/ The space where most Urban Playa events will be held is very cozy, full of peaceful and playful energy.  Because there isn’t any fee to attend, we are doing this small crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to cover costs of the space and a few snacks, drinks, materials and fans to stay cool in the August heat.Cost breakdown:* 200€ - rent space for week* 150€ - purchase and run fans* 100€ - snacks, tea and water With just one click you can support our community project.* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* It's easy & transparent!Thank you for your lovely contribution!  We look forward connecting with you at the Urban Playa Photo copyright ABC News ***********************************************************************************************Hola guapos de la arena Y bienvenidos a la campaña de recaudación de BCN Urban Playa 2018 Durante la última semana de agosto, mientras Burning Man tiene lugar en los US, ¡Crearemos nuestro propio campamento de quemaduras y temas en el corazón de Barcelona! Se ejecutará sobre los 10 principios como el Burning Man, lo que significa que no habrá comercio (todo se ofrece de forma gratuita), y que el evento será creado por los participantes ... ¡eso significa TU! ¡Esperamos que participes y co-crees con nosotros!Visite el evento de Facebook para obtener más información sobre lo que está sucediendo y cómo involucrarse: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070883573069961/ El espacio donde se llevarán a cabo la mayoría de los eventos de Urban Playa es muy acogedor, lleno de energía pacífica y lúdica. Como no hay que pagar nada, estamos haciendo esta pequeña campaña de crowdfunding para recaudar fondos para cubrir los costos del espacio y algunos refrigerios, bebidas, materiales y ventiladores para mantener el frío en el calor de agosto. Desglose de los costos:* 200 € - espacio de alquiler por semana* 150 € - compra y hacer funcionar los venitladores* 100 € - tentempiés, té y aguaCon un solo clic, puede respaldar nuestro proyecto comunitario.* Da lo que quieras* Todos los pagos son 100% seguros* Es fácil y transparente¡Gracias por tu linda contribución! Esperamos conectarnos contigo en el Urban Playa Derechos de autor de fotos ABC News

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BOOST for C4C

BOOST for C4C

Hi Everybody, I am doing the Nice Half Ironman on the 16th September 2018, in aid of the Monaco Based Charity - Chances for Children. Not only is this my very first Triathlon, but it's one of the most challenging. The day event is a 2km Open Water Swim, 90 km Road Bike to Col De Vence (a very famous hill climb) and a 21km Run (Half marathon on Promenade de Anglais). Doing just one leg is a challenge in itself, I'll be doing all three. Gabrielle and Russell are an inspiration who have worked tirelessly and selflessly over the years to support the charity. I would like to make a few sacrifices as well for a great cause. The training is a huge commitment and undertaking. Each week I am doing 2 swims (approx 4 kms), 2 runs (10-16kms), 2 bike rides (100-180kms) and 3 strength sessions. On top of all my personal training and group fitness work. The Chances for Children takes care of 58 children aged between 6 and 15 who were either orphaned due to HIV/AIDS or whose parents simply abandoned them. Each child has grown up in acute poverty and many were homeless and sick when they were rescued by the Founder Martin Male. C4C aims to give them a safe home where they can be loved, nurtured, fed and given an education. All things we, in the Western World, take for granted growing up. Their end goal is to build a fully self sustaining model that no longer relies on charity, by developing their own school, fair and businesses to support themselves.  Thank you in advance for any contribution you make. Every Euro makes a big difference in the life of a child who is less fortunate than us.

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Traditional Romanian Camping&Lounge

Traditional Romanian Camping&Lounge

Hello everyone, My name is Adriana and my daughter's name is Iris. Both of us decided to address people and not banks or other institutions, to help us achieve a life-long dream and it is a project from which everybody benefits.  Last year we bought a house in the Romanian countryside, 3000 square meters and restored it into a traditional yet modern Romanian house. Our dream is to transform our house and land into a welcoming traditional Romanian camping and lounge, offering tourists from all around the world a place to rest and enjoy peace and tranquility. We would like to offer accommodation, vegetarian food and a quiet place where everybody can enjoy quality time. So far, we managed to restore the main house, only a few minor things are left to be done and also level the land surrounding the house and growing grass as this was in a very bad shape, unusable most of the parts. But we realize there is so much more to be done and we will not be able to materialize this beautiful dream without your help. We have so many wonderful ideas we would like to share with the world. The reason we decided to transform our cozy house into a camping is because we both believe that this is the best way for Iris and me also to learn geography, languages, history, morals; we consider it to be a much better approach to learning through the interaction we will have with people from different places of the our country and why not the world. Iris believes it is a very creative way for her to get to know other cultures better and to present her own culture to the world. We are very proud of our beautiful and peaceful country and would really like to be given the opportunity to show this to other people.  Thank you very much for all your kind help.

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My only wish

My only wish

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can support a community project on an individual in need* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you! A quien corresponda:   Soy Marvin Alonso  Umaña Parada, cedula# 801180990 Edad: 46, Vecino de Turrialba, Cartago. Email : Tel. 6016-5002 Necesito saber si ustedes me pueden ayudar porque estoy muy desesperado y siento que mis opciones se están agotando.Yo soy nativo de El Salvador y Costarricense por naturalización. Desafortunadamente, desde una edad muy temprana empecé a coleccionar traumas de violencia debido a la guerra en ese país hasta el punto de ser consumido por ella misma.  ( la guerra )Mi madre desesperada no tubo más remedio que partir del país y buscar otra salida-la cual la dirigió hacia una gran jornada en ruta a USA. A la edad de 12 años aproximadamente, mi mamá me mandó a traer para los Estados Unidos-ella aún no era ciudadana en ese entonces, así que no me pudo arreglar papeles…. Cosa que a lo largo de mi vida me afectaría para siempre.Ya en los Estados Unidos yo empecé a estudiar a inicios de los 80s, un periodo en el cual las pandillas se desenvolvían en plenitud dentro y fuera de las escuelas. Más bien  lo que encontré fue más violencia-no por haber elegido ser parte de eso por mi propia cuenta, sino porque no tenía alternativa, lastimosamente digamos que mi madre vivía en South Central LA, California-el “corazón” de la pandilla más grande en esos momentos y a la cual pertenecí por no tener más alternativas. FLORENCIA 13Para empezar, yo ya tenía traumas de violencia al momento de llegar a USA y de esa manera me incline más hacia el lado equivocado, empecé  a tener roses legales y anduve rodando en hogares adoptivos por mucho tiempo. Me acostumbre a ese tipo de ambiente y de alguna manera empecé a institucionalizarme, pues siempre que quebrantaba la ley, el Gobierno de los Estados solo me metía a las instituciones juveniles, como era indocumentado, nunca me brindaron ayuda psicológica.Así fui creciendo hasta ser mayor de edad y seguí en lo mismo hasta que finalmente fui deportado inmediatamente por ser indocumentado.Apunto de ser deportado, conocí a la persona que me enseñaría lo que verdaderamente es amor… Mi esposita María Cecilia.El 22 de enero de 2009 nos casamos aquí en Costa Rica y emprendimos una nueva jornada juntos.Desafortunadamente durante todo este tiempo no he podido sacarla adelante porque siempre se me a echo difícil encontrar un buen empleo- ya que solamente me falto una materia para el Bachillerato por Madurez en los estados y aquí en Costa Rica nunca pude asistir a la escuela porque si no se trabaja, no se come.Resulta que yo hablo inglés fluido porque crecí en los estados pero sin Bachillerato los call center no dan trabajo, así que es muy difícil para mi poder sacar a mi esposita adelante porque sólo me salen Chambas para más o menos sobre vivir y ella es una mujer que se lo merece todo.De esta manera acudo a ustedes porque necesito que por favor vean como me pueden echar una mano amiga, porque ya no podemos ni siquiera pagar renta por las circunstancias y la falta de un buen empleo.Actualmente no tenemos hogar, estamos arrimados en casa de mi suegra y de vez en cuando nos vamos a quedar con una hija de mi esposa y a pesar de todo los oficios con los que contribuimos en casa, ya estamos muy desesperados porque no podemos cooperar con los gastos extras que le generamos a estas familias.Desafortunadamente ni siquiera para el bono calificamos, no cumplimos con los requisitos para crédito- no por mala paga, sino por pagos atrasados...Aun así lo manchan a uno, por no hacer los pagos a tiempo.Ahora bien, lo que yo más necesito en este momento es el apoyo de ustedes, que me brinden ayuda en lo que puedan para alzar vuelo y alcanzar una vida normal junto a mi esposita..intención es poder recaudar lo suficiente para acceder al BONO DE VIVIENDA y darle a mi esposa un ho

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