Month: February 2020

Report from the Wikipedia Editathon 2020

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Some days on the digital battlefields are tougher than others. This year, the engaged contributors to the UCRF Wikipedia Editathon ran into some over-zealous encyclopedia editors in a struggle over correct citation forms and phrasing. However, as the dust settled, substantive improvements are now abundant, not least more references to peer-reviewed research and links to new sources.  As a contributor, one has to accept that Wikipedia is a work-in-progress, especially sections on rapidly evolving and […]

Open UCRF insignia, buttons and banners

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To activate change, it is good to have your presence noticed in the wider community. It is also powerful to have symbols and processes for like-minded people to gather around. At UCRF, and inspired by labour and trades unions, some members at Parsons made a banner a few months ago to take on climate protests. As the photo shows, the banner of the Parsons-chapter got a rather eccentric touch.  Why not make your own banner? […]

Local Assembly Buenos Aires

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PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Date: Wednesday 15th April 2020Time: 9am – 12pmAddress: Jose Hernandez Museum, Av. del Libertador 2373 – (1425) Buenos Aires, Argentina The starting point for discussion at Local Assembly Buenos Aires will be what we can do to achieve sustainability in the local fashion industry? The focus will be a diagnosis of the local fashion industry, but with potential solutions, to fix the system. To register […]

Local Assembly Connecticut

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We happily announce three events in Connecticut over the next three months exploring three different themes! The first, on soil health and natural fibers, takes place on Saturday 7th March 2020, 6-8pm at The Studio Fairfield. The Assembly will convene a diverse panel representing ranch, farm, and city; policy makers, practitioners, and economic development: Nancy Cowser, executive director, Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, New London  Trent Loos, sixth-generation Central Nebraskan rancher, writer, radio host, Rural Route Radio, and […]