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Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 8 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike

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Translation and Interpretation Volunteer - REMOTE anywhere in THE WORLD

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. Because of the nature of our work, we provide services to people who speak a multitude of different languages. Immigrants and refugees are often already disempowered in the immigration system because of the language barrier, we want to reduce this by ensuring that we are able to provide program information to all our clients in their preferred language. The Translation and Interpretation Team The Translation and Interpretation Team will be a new team within FFI who will help ensure all our materials are translated to meet the diverse language needs of our clients. In some cases, volunteers may also help with interpretation for support sessions. What Does the Translation and Interpretation Volunteer Do? Volunteers can take on written translation tasks or spoken interpretation tasks, as they prefer. While we do not expect Translation and Interpretation Volunteers to necessarily have qualifications relating to translation or interpretation, they should have a demonstrated strong ability in the languages they wish to translate. Ideally, volunteers will only translate from a second language into their native language, although with time pressures it is possible this will not always be the case. The translation system is a two step process, so weaker translators can work on something first before handing it over to a more experienced translator to correct any minor mistakes. In this way, we hope to be able to support translation and interpretation volunteers to improve their skills. Expectations with regard to time commitment are flexible because we recognize that people will have changing schedules. Tasks will be posted on a first come first served basis so volunteers are able to dip in and out as convenient. For a guide, we hope that volunteers will be able to offer at least 4-6 hours of their time per month. Responsibilities include: Participation in bi-monthly team meetings Translation of written materials including: FFI procedures and policies, training materials, client worksheets Interpretation (by phone or in person) for case management sessions, training sessions etc. Log all volunteer hours This role is perfect for someone who wants to do something proactive to help immigrants and refugees. We are looking for energetic people who are self-motivated, and excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system. Volunteer Profile Required: Fluency in English Minimum commitment of 12 months at 4 hours per week Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others Passionate about justice for refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants Flexibility Reliability Maturity Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Desired: Fluency in a second language (or more...) Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, ESL, Translation, Interpretation or work experience in these fields. Previous experience of volunteering

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Nm: Abq/santa Fe/east Mtns/south Valley - Dog Training Apprenticeship

Canine Cafe/New Mexico Pets Alive!

Flexible times

Dog Training ApprenticeshipThis apprenticeship opportunity is a hands-on opportunity in NM (specifically the areas of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, East Mtns and South Valley) to learn dog handling, training and canine psychology and behavior with the guidance of our national training partner, Sarah Thompson. Sarah is the owner of Innovative Dog Training & Education located in northern CA.Sarah is a leading canine expert who specializes in impounded dogs in shelter environments and difficult dog cases once dogs are in the home. She has over 2 decades of experience and is one of only a handful of trainers in the country with that many years under her belt combined with the rare experience of also assisting over 100 animal shelters throughout her career. She is the perfect canine expert to partner with on this endeavor to help both people and dogs.The goal of our dog training apprenticeship is two-fold:to provide an educational and/or career training opportunity without participants paying thousands of dollars in trainer education feesto increase the number of dog handlers and trainers who can learn to handle all dog behaviors and related people behaviors successfullyAs the demand for Sarah’s training services far outweigh her ability to cater to every demand in person, Sarah will provide remote IDTE video assessment and training services during the apprenticeship to help build the next generation of Whole Dog Care Trainers. One of the best parts of the apprenticeship is weekly meet ups in-person with other team members where we give and get support, new ideas and solutions for the dogs in our care and for ourselves. Once our CA center is open, apprentices that have successfully completed the foundation work will receive info on intermediate and advanced training opportunities in person with Sarah in CA. While in NM, participants work toward fully utilizing the IDTE Training Program to be able to successfully handle all dog behavior cases that present themselves. Participants will also learn to adequately match dogs with adopters and provide post-adoption or other related in-home support services. This oppty requires from the participant a willingness to learn and successfully deliver specific handling, training and support to program dogs regardless of prior training and experience.This dog training apprenticeship is a non-profit program of the Innova21 Foundation (I21F) that will manage the program. So as to best use Sarah’s time and commitment to the program, participants must be at least 18 years of age, have an interest in canine behavior and psychology, if not a strong interest in pursuing a career in dog training and adopter support/training. Each participant must also have the ability to foster in their home, support and train an existing Canine Café or RHAP program dog selected for them. Participants can expect to work with different Canine Café and RHAP program dogs during their apprenticeship.For the sake of individual choice, there are no set beginning and end dates for this dog training apprenticeship oppty. Participants will need to provide a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice should they decide to end their participation to allow for transition of their training dog to a new participant.Apprentices must be in good physical, mental and emotional condition. You must be able to walk, run, lift up to 50 lbs and handle strong dogs on occasion. You should have the ability to stand for long time periods, move quickly, work with and around animals - including potentially diseased, injured and/or potentially aggressive animals. Allergic conditions which may be aggravated when handling animals or in the course of this oppty may be a disqualification. Participants must also be free of anything that would hinder applicant's ability to follow directions and guidelines from Sarah and program management.Applicants should be dependable, reliable and serious about the pursuit of this oppty. They should also be comfortable with dogs of all breed mixes, ages and sizes and have no violent criminal history and should be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test successfully if conducted.To begin the Dog Training Apprentice application process, please complete our online application at https://tinyurl.com/DogTrainingAppren. (you must copy and paste this link into a browser window if it is not clickable) You will receive a follow-up email soon thereafter. Thank you for your interest!

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Dog Training Apprenticeship
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125