Just a few of the headlines that caught our attention this week.
Forget The Social Network and The King’s Speech…
- From Colorlines, Six documentaries that aren’t on the Oscar list, “but that should be on yours.”
- Carteret Islanders have been called the world’s first climate refugees. OnEarth profiles two filmmakers who documented their plight – and whose film “Sun Come Up” is nominated for a best documentary short.
Happy 50th anniversary, Peace Corps
- Stanley Meisler offers history and commentary over at the L.A. Times.
- Are you a Returned PCV? Here’s a lineup of 50th anniversary events around the country, from photo contests to days of service to panels and house parties. (The Empire State Building will even be red, white, and blue in honor of the Peace Corps on March 1!)
Tech + earthquake relief, revolution, and more
- From ComputerWorld: how Ushahidi’s core software helped tech volunteers spring into action following the earthquake in Christchurch.
- A piece from Slate about tech revolutionaries, the Arab Revolt, and the corporate values of Google, Twitter, and Facebook.
- From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, how Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is out to improve youth literacy and STEM education this year.
- From Joy Cushman at New Organizing Institute, a reflection on courage and commitment, “the two factors most critical to great campaigns” – and why they can’t be taught at any social media or metrics-measurement training.
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