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My research application has been approved.

I'm looking for open educators to participate in a research study! I hope you will take some time to share your thoughts. This study has been approved by the U of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB20-1113).

I hope some folks from here might consider contributing as my initial questions emerged from here 🙏​

Reconsidering Scale within Open Education: survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV

A "pushyocracy" ~ FLOSS highly masculinized and aggressive online talking that shape both material aspects of computing and the social identifies that people create for themselves through engaging with programming as cultures made by and for [white] men."
~ Dawn Nafus, 2012

This seems sadly accurate.

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Actually, a lot of folx #onhere have supported the development of Mastodon for years by now.

A lot of things that Mastodon isn't doing, other people want to do.

One space that wants to build better tools for BIPOC on the fediverse is PV, and specifically Are0h.

Can we get the monthly support needed for him to do it full time?


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Good afternoon friends! Less dazzling today as banks of low white drifting clouds gather in the still air, slow passage casting long minutes of soft shade over woodland & meadow–a mild relief from the sometimes dizzying heat.

Taking my time w/everything again–partly grogginess & fatigue, but partly trying to give myself leave to go slow some days.

May we find courage & discipline to honestly examine & break down our own toxic prejudices & behaviours today–if we want change, we too must change!

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And finally, what I’ve settled on saying is: “Use your privilege to boost the voices of those who have less. Don’t make them do emotional labor for you. Always punch up, not down or lateral.”

Me: You can turn on the dishwasher when you've done filling it.
Them <sassy tone>: We know mother.
Me: Wow, living with teenagers is hard work.
Them <same sassy tone>: We know mother.

😮​I think they're mocking me.🤣​

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As much as the fedi talks about 'burning shit down' there better be no financial issues to the people in Minneapolis who are on the ground putting in the work right now.

If you can't give, boost. Either is cool. Just keep the momentum going.

Show up.

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But I know this much: when someone is crying out for you to listen--listen to their pleas to breathe, listen to their pleas for justice--and you do not listen, you do not get to judge how they aim to hold your attention.

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I can't do a lot of thinking or working lately. The circumstances don't allow it.

But I can't help but be bothered by the internet finding yet another of Martin Luther King Jr's quotes to say what they want him to say.

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how disappointing some of you people are. how infuriating it is to see nb and white passing poc hurt the few visible black people here. honestly shame on you.

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| YALL |
| DONT |
| READ |
(\__/) ||
(•ㅅ•) ||
/   づ

The rain has started falling all around me, but I'm covered and dry. I have stuff to do, but also thinking about lighting a fire so I can sit listening to the drops while watching the flames

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asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed 

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By Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

*Or does it explode?*

teens talk politics 

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Hello, everyone.

If you have the means, please donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: minnesotafreedomfund.org/donat

Or to the Northstar Health Collective for medical supplies: northstarhealth.wordpress.com/

If you don't have means, please share these links with others, or research other ways you can help. Protect the folks doing the hard work on the ground protesting police violence and racial injustice, and support and uplift black voices.

From all of us here of .ART: Take care. We love you. 💜

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asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed 

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TikTok folks like: I'm almost at 20,000 followers woohoo

Mastodon folks like: I'm almost at 20,000 posts woohoo

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