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  • Write for Future Left

    Washington, DC, US Future Left

    Future Left is on the look out for new contributors and new ideas. We are a small policy startup dedicated to all things future--from climate change to artificial intelligence.

    What you'll get out of this: This is a great opportunity for aspiring writers to hone their craft by writing about social, political, and economic issues and working with published professionals who are well-versed in professional publishing. We'll promote your work vigorously across social media and feature your work on our weekly podcast which you will be invited to participate in.

    What kind of articles are we interested in? We're interested in pieces between 800-1200 words that falls within our guidelines. The overarching point of inquiry: what are the long-term trends and challenges that are currently being ignored or approached incorrectly? Don't be put off by the "Left" in Future Left--we're all progressives here, but we're open minded and will consider any outside the box idea! Our main thematic areas are:

    Disruptive Technology (Labor Automation, Big Data, Sharing Economy, etc)
    Sustainability & Environment (Climate Change, Renewables, Sustainable Cities, etc.)
    Labor, Trade, & Economy (Fair Trade Practices, Wealth Inequality, Labor Unions, etc.)
    Global Conflict & Development (Sustainable Development, Conflict Resolution; etc.)
    American Communities (Governance Reform, Social Inclusivity, US domestic politics, etc.)

    You can learn more about how we approach these ideas here.

    Send a pitch or submission to adam@futureleft.org. We'll get back to you as soon as possible about whether we are interested in your article. Please note that Future Left is only interested in materials that have not already been published elsewhere. Be sure to include a breif bio about yourself!

    Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your joining the conversation!

    Ends August 26, 2016, 4:00 AM

  • Volunteer at the Vikings vs. Chargers game

    Minneapolis, MN, US YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

    This is a great opportunity to not only watch your favorite team but to contribute to a great organization.

    The first football game in U.S. Bank Stadium is taking place on August 28th. To be able to attend the game in time, just complete a one-time training.

    Tuesday: August 23 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Friday: August 26 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Wednesday: August 31st 6:00pm-7:30pm
    By volunteering, you will be working at the concession stand, but there will be time to check out the game during your shift. Volunteers must be 16 years of age.

    Each event U.S. Bank will donate a percentage of our concession proceeds to YMCA of Greater Twin Cities Youth Development Programing. If you would like to sign up to volunteer at the U.S Bank Stadium, you must complete two things:

    • Sign up for events
    • Participate in one-time volunteer training
      • More training dates will be posted.

    HURRY LIMITED TRAININGS AVAILABLE BEFORE THE GAME AND VOLUNTEERS MUST BE SECURED TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT

    To learn more, sign up for trainings' or event use this link http://signup.com/go/3zuqQ6

    or email volunteer@ymcamn.org

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    Ends August 26, 2016, 5:00 AM

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  • Habitat for Humanity NYC - August 24th Volunteer Orientation WEBINAR

    Interested in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, but want to learn more before donating your time? Then attend our new Volunteer Orientation Webinar!

    We'll cover what you can expect as a volunteer – from working in the office to building on one of our sites - what projects we're currently working on, and all from the comfort of your own home or office.

    Spots are limited! Follow these steps to RSVP:

    1. Create a new account on volunteerhub
    2. After logging in, select "Volunteer Orientation" from the home page
    3. Select the August 24th "Volunteer Orientation WEBINAR"
    4. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions and the link to join the webinar

    *PLEASE NOTE:

    • You will not need to go to a physical location for this volunteer orientation webinar
    • You will need a computer, internet access, and sound capability
    • It is not required to attend an orientation before signing up to volunteer with the organization

    Learn more about Habitat NYC: www.habitatnyc.org/volunteer

    Questions?

    Contact: Lisa Christensen

    Starts August 24, 2016, 4:00 PM

  • Body Liberation and Sexual Health

    Long Island City, NY, US Planned Parenthood of New York City

    Trainer: Jenna Weintraub

    A collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York

    This training will examine how socially constructed concepts of an "ideal" body affect providers' efforts to promote sexual health. As a result of this training, participants will:

    • understand the connection between body image, sexual health, and sexuality;
    • gain concrete tools to teach effectively about body image; and
    • learn about the Health at Every Size (HAES) model, an alternative to weight-focused messaging.

    Starts August 25, 2016, 1:30 PM

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