Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday! It's a bit lean this week, though I do have a huge honking essay for you behind a cut, below. In the meantime, let's get to it!
Buy Stuff, Help Out:
Sarah is raising money for her rent, selling crocheted goods and jewelery at her own online craft store. At the moment she even has a "20% off all green merchandise" sale, which I think is quite clever. You can check out her handicrafts at The Discerning Penguin and help her make her rent!
Fans Helping Fans:
scribe and fiercynn are looking for help with a vid project about the history of fandom! They're collecting original footage of people doing fannish things and asking people to tell them about their favorite fandoms. They're especially hoping for older fandoms, and for footage of the Ianto Jones memorial in Cardiff. You can read more about the project here.
justice_turtle linked me to clocketpatch's post hunting for a new home for a 4-year-old male tabby cat in North Bay, Ontario. You can read more info and get in touch about adoption here.
Just For Fun:
nutmeg3 linked me to an awesome article about using paper-folding to test for HIV and malaria. I'm not 100% sure I understand how it works, but it sounds fantastic.
I am a Project Manager, and this is Shit Project Managers Say. It's eerily accurate.
The Kony 2012 Issue
A lot of people this week sent me links about Invisible Children and the Kony 2012 viral video. I'm certainly not the first person to weigh in on it, but if you're wondering what the story is all about, hopefully I can help.
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If you do want to help children affected by war, I've been linked to WarChild as a reliable international family of humanitarian groups working to help children impacted by every war.
And if you want to help kids who are actually in Uganda -- which is still a struggling nation carrying the scars of political upheaval -- you could do worse than Children of Uganda. Children of Uganda works to help Uganda's youth and particularly those orphaned by the AIDS epidemic receive good childhood nutrition, vaccination, and education, as well as advocating for HIV/AIDS prevention and womens' health education. I've been a regular donor to Children of Uganda for five years; it was my first grown-up, found-it-myself charity and the first charity I gave to with the proceeds from Nameless.
And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can always post items for my attention in comments here (or on any post) or email me at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help. Remember, brevity is the soul of RFM.