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Re: [learningfromeachother] Vijay in Delhi: 'Maps for Making Change' kicks off and you can get involved!

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    Thanks Andrius, I would have loved to attend the workshop..but cannot.. Will wait for the wiki to go up/// Vijay ... Thanks Andrius, I would have loved to
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2009
      Thanks Andrius, I would have loved to attend the workshop..but cannot..
      Will wait for the wiki to go  up///

      On 12/4/09, Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...> wrote:

      Vijay Srinivas in Delhi, India, I share this information from Edward
      Cherlin about building mapping applications. Perhaps you might learn
      more and even attend one of the workshops? The first was yesterday,
      December 3. More about Vijay further below. Andrius Kulikauskas,
      Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...

      Edward Cherlin wrote:
      > Can any of us attend? Maps for Making Change: Using Geographical
      > Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India is
      > an important initiative, exactly what some of us have been looking
      > for.
      > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      > From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin@...>
      > Date: Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:09
      > Subject: Re: [bytesforall_readers] 'Maps for Making Change' kicks off
      > and you can get involved!
      > To: Anja Kovacs <anjakovacs@...>
      > I cannot attend your workshop, but I would like to join any online
      > working group you may form. Several of us in the OLPC and GIS
      > community have been thinking about ways to involve children in data
      > gathering on weather, environment, health, and other issues of
      > importance to their communities and countries, with professional data
      > aggreggation, analysis, and public, freely licensed maps. We think
      > that it will be highly motivating for children to have the opportunity
      > of saving lives and contributing to economic and social development in
      > this way.
      > I will see whether others in my network can attend.
      > Links:
      > OLPC http://laptop.org/
      > Sugar education software http://sugarlabs.org/
      > Earth Treasury http://www.earthtreasury.org/
      > ISDE5 http://www.isde5.org/ International Symposium on Digital Earth
      > On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 21:06, Pranesh Prakash <pranesh@...> wrote:
      >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      >> From: Anja Kovacs <anjakovacs@...>
      >> Date: 2009/12/3
      >> *'Maps for Making Change' kicks off and you can get involved! *
      >> After an overwhelming response to the Call for Applications, 'Maps for
      >> Making Change: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support
      >> Struggles for Social Justice in India' will officially kick off on 3
      >> December, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre on Delhi's Lodhi Road. In
      >> this first workshop in a series of three, participants will think
      >> through the potential of mapping in the context of a project that they
      >> have suggested in their application and the preparations they need to
      >> make to make these ideas a reality.
      >> The list of participants in the workshop reflects the diversity of
      >> India's struggles. It includes grassroots activists, NGO workers,
      >> artists and researchers, and a dizzying array of issues: from fighting
      >> for clean rivers and people's rights to livelihoods in the Himalaya,
      >> over unearthing the socio-economic aspects and consequences of the
      >> construction of Bangalore's Metro, to monitoring the national
      >> implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act
      >> (2005); from mobilising slum dwellers to critically engage with Mumbai's
      >> new Development Plan, over bringing attention to human rights violations
      >> in Kashmir, to bringing into focus land where internally displaced
      >> people can be resettled in the North East. And these are just a few
      >> examples!
      >> But participation in Maps for Making Change need not be restricted to
      >> those who are actually present in the workshops. Every one can get
      >> involved. The Maps for Making Change email list
      >> (http://groups.google.co.in/group/maps-for-making-change) is an open
      >> space for anyone to join the debate on how maps can be used to further
      >> progressive social change in the country. When the wiki is up and
      >> running in a few days time (maps4change.cis-india.org), it will allow
      >> you to see the work of participants as it develops, but will also be a
      >> resource on mapping for social change as it evolves. And if you want to
      >> get a sense of what is going on in the workshops as they unfold, that is
      >> possible too: we will be tweeting on Twitter, using the hash tag
      >> #maps4change.
      >> So we'll be there – on Twitter as well as at Lodhi Road – from 3
      >> December, 9.30 onwards. Hope you will join us on the journey.
      >> For more information about the first workshop, please check
      >> http://www.cis-india.org/events/maps-for-making-change-the-first-workshop.
      >> For the initial Call for Applications, please see
      >> <http://www.cis-india.org/advocacy/others/maps-for-making-change>
      > --
      > Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
      > Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
      > The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
      > http://www.earthtreasury.org/

      Yesterday at our chats I signed up Vijay Srinivas for Pamela McLean's
      working group Learning From Each Other. (See our transcripts at:
      http://www.worknets.org/archive/index.pl?mon=11&mday=3&year=2009 )

      Fri, 04 Dec 09 05:45:55 +0000 Vijay: Hi Andrius, It was great chatting
      with you on worknets yesterday. I remember you told me that you have
      created a page for me to start learners group on food security (This is
      what I understood). Could you please give me the link..Also please give
      me your preferred email id..

      Here is a page for Vijay:
      and a page for food security
      and some entries below. And my email is ms@...

      Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, ms@..., http://www.ms.lt


      Vijay's blog at Dadamac.net

      I am from Delhi, India

      it is a great feeling to be watch so many people from different
      nationalities talking about problems and solutions that are common to
      all of us


      * DeepestValue=Spread cheer and confidence: to feel connected, to forge
      that connection with one and all in this world.
      * Dream= My dream is to spread happiness and cheer among people, and
      make the world an oasis of plenty and peace. I would love to be close to
      nature. My dream is never to depend on a typical job and follow my


      Andrius, in simple terms, I want to be an enabler for people across the
      world to solve their diverse problems. :: from food, water to education
      and livelihoods :: I told Pam that I wanted to do something in FOOD
      SECURITY :: Do u think worknets and Dadamac can work together on issues
      like food security and livelihoods :: right now i am working on a
      project that monitors air and water quality in Indian cities and towns
      :: the idea of this project is to empower citizens with crucial
      information about air and water quality (24x7)

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