Breaking March 2015: Without the Americas
we wouldnt have
-- haiti and partners in health and so the community health training networks capable of ending IDs like ebola,
preferential option poor (POP) and jim kim #2030now at world bank and the world's most massive citizen engagement mooc or the most joyous 15 minute learning catalogues my 18 year old peers have found to date
and Pope Francis at the Vatican, thank you for showing what the planet's
greatest public servant can do
and what else you tell us --- email@example.com YCLUB100.com , Youth and Yunus Future Capitals Mapping
Is anyone of us
going to this event in mexico linking in open technolgsts of mit world - the number 1 job creating alumni and engagement
network in the world
Cambridge, MA—March 10, 2015: MIT
Enterprise Forum (www.MITEF.org) is pleased to announce the second annual MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico 2015, to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 24–25, 2015. MITEF Mexico will bring together over a thousand entrepreneurs,
academics, students, technologists, and key leaders in business and technology to create a space for inspiration, discussion,
With over 18 international speakers, 20 specialized
workshops, four panel discussions, and even an event focused on teaching robotics to children aged 8 to 12, MIT Enterprise
Forum Mexico 2015 promises to be a very exciting event.
societies” is the theme of the event—a call to action for the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs
to generate solutions for a more sustainable Mexico. “The tremendous entrepreneurial potential of Mexican scientists
and engineers is a national resource that is just beginning to be tapped. They are accelerating the transformation of Mexico’s
innovation economy, reducing economic inequality while solving significant social problems that afflict countries around the
world,” says Jose Pacheco, chairman and co-founder of the MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico chapter.
The second day, StartSmart Mexico, is a day geared toward informing entrepreneurs, coaching them, and connecting them with the ideas and people they need to
succeed. The event will include case studies and lessons from successful technology entrepreneurs and investors, interactive
workshops, pitches from local entrepreneurs, networking, and a startup showcase. "We are supporting and empowering the
next generation of entrepreneurs through a binational ecosystem of seasoned entrepreneurs, academics, and corporations from
Mexico and the U.S.," says Ricardo Godinez, co-founder of MITEF Mexico.
Speakers include Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice president of product innovation atNetflix; Max Linares, CEO of Forbes Latin America; Marina Hatsopoulos, 3D printing entrepreneur and investor; Earnest Earon, president of PrecisionHawk; Enrique Lomnitz, CEO of the Isla Urbana; Shaddi Hasan, CTO at Endaga; and more.
For more information, visit http://www.foro.mitefmexico.org/.
2015: global social value meeting :in washington Dc with youth ambassadors of OAS
americas millennials and connecting haiti,
panama, jamaica, peru, argentina, atlnta rome, africa and asian millennaials : Bangla and Yunus family and brac and women4empowerment
(W4E) -copy cc www.grameenamericas.com
if only YABT, W4E and UnacknowledgedGiantattend then the agenda could be one designed to take next leap forward between what YABT connect and what W4E's leader connect
in context of tipping points and diaries of 2015 viewed from what americas millennials
and women and mobile tech wizards want to transform out of deep local crisis points
W4E's advantage and disadvantage as a personally empowered Trust Network is that almost each week a different
potentially gamechanging diary opportunity comes up and choosing which ones to activate and how to link them in is challenging
especially in regions (languages) relatively new to her- as I think we mentioned over 20 years she knows who's who in mobilising
huge projects put of bangladesh and east as well as eg MIT
; early last year she swapped her lead asian contacts with kenya founder of nanocredit so that she could be lead partner of
nanocredit and global financial inclusion in americas (a region she previously had relatively few contacts in) though at same
time personal friendship with the head of the ITU and some other UN tech and womens networks sponsored by ted turner family
enables nails to do fast searching of who's leading what where
then as it has turned out through her asian friend at world bank who organises tedx and
coursera for jim kim's team we have suddenly realised how huge your region's haiti (number 1 global health hospital in world Mirebelais
) could be in both lives of farmer/kim and sir fazle abed
(and peru is interesting as kims main country of practice and Luis homeland) and argentina is interesting as roby's homeland
and the pope's
-from W4E's viewpoint this comes to where and when to ask
sir fazle abed to contribute to a tedx and can we get paul farmer in the same roster (that way every change process inside
world bank could also be linked in ); meanwhile next friday naila is actively searching san francisco with matt flannery friends
in kiva so any west coast connections eg bedy of 500 women you can recommend can help her; I dont want to prejudge what are
the other top 5 regional or other questions on her mind- literally last week the first lady of kenya asked naila to visit
nairobi again in january to rebrief on all the connections naila has made in the last year just at the same time as
the ethiopians in silver spring had presented us the 5 billion elearning satllite yazmi
as a tipping point in education
you can see that the devil is in the details of what collaborations do you both see next as most vital; also when
eg we have mentioned linking in branson from jamaica is that going well for your team (if not naila may know one or two ways
through friends of friends -eg she is closely connected in la with a major sponsor of world bank youth summit in 2013 and
they helped field a tech genius alumni out of bransons school); this same sponsor has contacts with kagame in rwanda- kim
and farmers main epicentre of community health networking out of africa (therefore arguably where all end ebola elearning
and real learning processes will be designed before economic regeneration investments in liberia, sierra loene rf guinea can
be impactedled by pro-youth economists george soros and other relevant billanthropists and millennials networks)
maybe if we can find a few immediate examples we can start
to develop a better process of exchange between the two of you and any of your colleagues
please edit draft agenda above as much as you wish
ps I dont
know if my friend monica yunus
or CNN Gabi Frias might have anything to add cross-culturally if you have Gabi's email please relay on as
she committed to helping linkin latin americans to atlantas attempt
to change youth and peace's world next november- I will be in Rome in january checking any loose ends I can; also ana
please relay mail to bedy if possible
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc 301 881 1655 - Norman Macrae Family Foundation : job creating economics, millennials goals' and open education
as innovations explorers, we love to hear from anyone on the american continent who
votes for a citizen network changing sustainability in ways that can be collaboratively replicated and/or included at open learning campus
so glad that chile is on a millennials empowerment roll -so to speak
this- how do we celebrate chile-s.africa-worldwide millennila debriefings- bernardo you previously mentioned that your president
might want to linkin with women empowerment - would suggest updating that idea by skype with naila. I cant over-emphasise
urgency of collaboration diaries as they build up through last week of september and first week of october - as well as un
and world bank youth summits they are also the last chnace to get into western student diaries 2014-2015
Her Excellency, President
Michelle Bachelet of Chile, presented the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 9
August, 2014 at the Cape Town City Hall. Watch
the full lecture
cohesion through active citizenship
Hot september world microcreditsummit mexico
since 9/11 bottom-up economics reporting and education became most valuable to journalists for humanity and linkers
of investments in millennials' goals - see also http://yunusuni.com here friends exchange open action learning; additionally our washiongton dc mediators would lie to hear from anyone
with ideas on how the world bank's Young Africa Society could be replicated in case of YoungAmericasSociety
last world microcreditsummit was chief hosted
by queen sofia in spain- she was calling for improvement in constitutions of miocrocredit espeially in the America's - probably
the region with the elast hisrorical knowhow of microcredit networks owned for the poorest
we welcome news of
improvements since our special isue summarising first 15 years of microcreditsuumit
cases we have been debating recently out of chile
University of Maryland, AA, BSc, MBA, PhD
Escuela de Negocios Sociales (ENS) / Social Business School (SBS)
clara salina from chile movement to change value chain of plastic
| cases we would like more info on www.socialab.com hile|
central and s.american leaders we met at MIT legatum summit
it possible for peoples to make sustainable waves with Naomi Klein's new book? Climate versus capitalism ||friends in san diego - lead student city for future of hispanic women of the 6 collaboration cafe capitals in USA most linkin (others being DC lead african diaspora and women4empowerment, atlanta lead african american generation,
boston lead open source stidents and san francisco and NY ||Mexioo -for most of last half centiry the number 1 crop science lab for billion rural farmers as in Mexico thanks to the US-born Borlaug- Asian champions of this open source sustainable agriculture knowhow included
nippon institute and BRAC ||While we second the motion that the greatest economic miracle was Bangladesh's empowerment
of grassroots village mothers networking to end poverty, the mothers defined this in terms of breaking generations of illiteracy
on behalf of their children. Both founders of BRAC and Grameen acknowledge how insights of Paulo Freire were pivotal to their
foundation processes - see eg minute 3.44 of this video|| || || || || || || |
A project of Norman Macrae Foundation for pro-youth economics and futures of net generation revolutised
by open education
In the latest Advertising rankings
(oct 2013) Apple is valued top at 100 billion dollars; in worlds where worldwide youth wish to co-create the future , Grameen/Yunus is the most trusted brand with open source solutions to pretty well
every sustainability crisis ever experienced by a community. Its just as well Ad Addicts have no input in such value multiplication
- She who creates more jobs than she takes , Muhammad Yunus
We are committed to sharing knowhow around the 100 or so job creating franchises that Grameen knows most of
all about - this is a very different approach to assuming you need to be an expert banker or microcredit fundraiser - we'd
love to hear from you if our collaboration perspective matters - email@example.com Washington DC region 1 301 881 1655
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For 2015 the Nobel peace laureates with sponsorship from CNN Founder Ted Turner aim to land in Atlanta with 25000 youth celebration
and massive open online collaborations including publication of all youth invented social businesses derived from youth and
Yunus competitions. The model for this was started when universities across the state of Georgia invited their youth to
pitch social business to Yunus - see notes at eg http://jobscompetitions.ning.com
2013 with the publication of conscious
capitalism by John Mackey the number 1 US CEO inspired by Yunus www.consciouscapitalism.org chapters become an informal way for citizens to mobilise all across USA in job creating networks and debates of what market
puposes sustain future livelihoods and the values of happiness and freedom celebrated in 1776. The DC chapter of CC welcomes
benchmarking with any other citiznen groups interested in massive collaboration
Brazil and Columbia become 2 of the 7 international social business areas led out of Yunus company in
The Clintons were among the first American supporters of Grameen visiting the village mother networks in late 1980s.
Through the 1990s fundraising and advocacy networks for microcredit emerged round results, microcreditsummit, Grameen Trust
and Grameen Foundation -these over-stressed financial entrepreneurs and undervalued every other social innovation entrepreneur.
They also increasingly became divorced from the flow maps of what ownership and other details free poorest with credits and
savings instead of chaining them. All the while the 3 greatest knowhow networks were Bangladesh and BRAC in Bangladesh and
Shorebank in USA. Then came the transition to mobile records of banking transactions and increasingly through the 2000s big
banking greenwashing microcredit. The first non-banking knowledge network to open ij USA was www.grameenamerica.com which for many years specialized in searching out healthcare social business partnerships . However it has also become
the one official Grameen partner operating banking models in USA. Outside banking and healthcare, the Americas have ahd very
few pro-youth channels for collaborating around Yunus and Global Village sustainability solutions. We welcome everyone who
sees the chance to linkin to that through this web.
Are the Americas - a top 5 youth and yunus collaboration region -with the recent addition of USAID as a partner
of yunus social business we would hope so-
Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Chairman of Yunus Social business, stated, I am delighted to announce
this new partnership with USAID
past experience (eg the way big microcredit funds ended up as having nothing really to do with replicating the original Bangladeshi
ownership models by the poorest nor the fusion of banking. education and market channels for the poor) has shown a negative
correlation between networks that fundraise for yunus and those that help youth share knowhow
Washington DC Viewpoints of Yunus Social Business - Year 7 This from our discussion of top 5 residences at the Foundation of The Economist's pro-youth economist
Some Americas searches you may wish to update on:
microcreditsummit - a fundraising
wholeplanetfoundation - the most faithful knowledge circulator of microcredit we
know of among US major resources
worldcongress whose founder owns grmeenamerica and searches notably
for health parters of yunus- they also run the showcase gramen America bank but whether this has an economic model for scaling
is beyond our search capabilities
Intel who partner through www.grameenintel.com
you tell us RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help us charter the most exciting projects youth across the Americas could be spending
their lives on. The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant started this as a worldwide question in 1984. I
helped work on his last project 2005-2010: 20 interviews with muhammad yunus on what inspired him (and the 40 years that Bangladesh
has spent investing in vilage motehrs dreams for their next generation) most about what the net generation can action with
the million times more collaboration tech we have today than when man race to the moon half a century ago. So I always welcome
exchange of views on this most exciting question on how we'll spend our(children's) lives email@example.com washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655 ;linkin9500 ; facebook microeconomics ; crowdmap neweconomics; skype chrismacraedc
Yunus : Who's Capital builds social business to sustain world
DC is the home hub of the most connected yunus
book club -queries firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc 1 301 881 1655- anyone with a social business idea to debate is welcome to join our 2050 experienced readers
who since start of 2008 have included sampling to 250 congressment; 200 georgetown business school students; key transformers
in the worlds of aid and diplomacy ; 280 people converging on the yunus debate of whether dc wants to be a leading social
business capital hosted at University of District of Columbiaduring yunus statestwide jobs competitions tour starting off ac year 2012-2013 ; 50 gwu bookclub and ticket delegates to day yunus visited washington in februar 2009
to testify about what yes we can supporters could do about wall street crisis; internationally we have distributeed 200 books
at ynus 70th birthday celebration weekend in glasgow july 4 2010; 500 books at the world entrepreneur forum in london january 2009 after our offer to freely sample world economic
forum with 1000 books was turned down on the grounds that they didnt burden delegates with such (only to find out that they
distributed a different social entrepreeur book divorced from any economic modeling); it is also the home of investors in
the Journal of social business edited out of glasgow by adam smith scholars and Bnagladeshi diaspora pro-youth networkers.
Scotland's prep for entrepreneurial independence making this a most exciting and collaborative pro-youth economics hub of the first
half of 2010s. DC is also the home of the Economist's Unacknowledged Giant's last 5 year shared diary with dr muhammad yunus and the archives of Entrepreneurial Revolution now in their 40th year of local and global dialogues.
Unacknowlegded Giant references
all Norman Macrae Surveys in The Economist
1984 book on how will we spend netgen's lives
1976 why no 20th c org typology can sustain million times more collaboration
s.america conference on dont expect governments to help change the way they let banks rule economics
Project 1 Why build 21st C Agri & Tech University in Poorest rural county of USA
-why - compare with other poorest university celebrations: s.africa; link feed the future challenges of foreign assistance
with home; youth network involved include those inspired by yunus, mandela or luther king; what could be different today
from last time usa started up an A&M Uni
Can a states-wide jobs competitions tour involving 1000 youths
ideas at each showing regenerate collaboration franchises of the youth economy of America and the world
What's the most exciting idea you need to know next of revolutionary experinents being tried
out by Grameen Intel partners in future worlds ahead
.Monica's projects - could we employ 2 million young at heart people in celebrating cross-cultural joy in every community and start giving back
the taxpayer the peace dividend first debated here in 1984 http://www.erworld.tv/id133.html
q&a do we really want govs to spend nearly half of all taxes on arms and top-down security and as we saw at Katrina
little trust in peoples ability to collaborate in communally in disaster releif- who do you want your daughter to heroise
most and does tv media help or hinder your parental wishes?
|.Is there any reason why whole foods is the only corporation in the states to use a lot of its marketing budget on helping create jobs around the world. Would
you expect the most purposeful company in any global marhet sector to value how it directly or indirectly impacts peoples
working lives? Should the number 1 purpose of economics be about investing in next generation's productivity out of every
community http://www.yunus10000.com/ ||.coming soon: projects that inspire us from s.americas where Brazil is arguably the most pro-youth economics nation
of the 21st C to date- and Europe's failing alma maters need to action learn from nations that share their mother tongue|
of www.grameenamerica.com |
follow on Twitter | friend on Facebook | forward to a friend
| || |
Official Grameen Web site in N.America = http://www.grameenamerica.com ; Dr Yunus also sits on board of http://www.grameenfoundation.org; without the advocacy and platforms of http://www.microcreditsummit.org and www.results.org it is probable that Americas would never have been connected to the most amazing sustainability system partner of our era.
This web will aim to map where sustainability work that Grameen would be proud to associate its name with is
happening across Americas and surrounding region - for example Dr Yunus newest social business investment fund is being formed
for Haiti- a country which has previously had little access to social business ( exceptions being the BRAC partner Fonkzoe, and arguably the Partnbers for Healt model)
please rsvp any good news
to email@example.com Your web site editor is chris macrae resident just outside washington DC 301 881 1655; I first met
dr yunus in new years week of 2008 while forming the first yunus1000 bookclub; 2010 will be the 3rd summer that we have mobilised people around the world in a supporting event around DR Yunus; 2008
we went to dhaka to make dvd10000; 2009 we hosted yunus 69th birthday dilaogue in Dhaka; 201o we are sponsoring the world's first microecponomics summit in Glasgow on Interdependence Day July
4 which will also be an opportunity for slighlty late 70th birthday wishmaking -our own contribution aims to be the Journal of Social Business .. we have started early for 2012's wish: Dr Yunus wants a fringe festival "social buisness olympics" to run alongside te official London Olympics
At my first meeting with Dr Yunus, I volunteered to use my
professional expertise to open source Rumors of What's Possible - I could never have aniticipated that global grameen would
partner so fast worldwide -our favourite twin cities of dhaka en route to every sustainability capital are Glasgow and Paris-
we hope to connect up London as the third members of oiriginal trio of microeconomics and entrepreneurship. Our 1984 Future History helps tpo
validatye Yunus bpoook's final chapter "The Time is Now": 2010s must be the most exciting decade to be alive, the
one where we unite to regain sustainabilities of peoples, communities and planets. Back around 1700 Scotland lost its independence
in an international bankig scam -determined that the hostile take over by England need not spin top-down destruction
of communities ever again, Adam Smith created the initial constructs of micro economics. He was soon joined by the French
who coined entrepreneur. Then in 1843 a Scot came down to London to reform corn laws and capital punishment; he joined
parliament helping boot out MPs sponsored by vested interests, and founded The Economist which a family foundation maintained as a social business for long enlough to turn England from centre of slavemaking empire
to centre of Commonwealth. Similarly those who created The Declaration of Independence are likely to have been inspired by
Scot Adam Smith.
our 2nd yunus1000 bookclub opened in may 2010 - major book clusters: results and congressmen that get SB = 96 vivaldi partners , grand central junction USA, alumni of
the world's first global grameen meeting in Germany Nov 2009 -70 books for august 200 books to intake at Georgetown University
Business School worldwide whom we hope will make DC a lab for social business student club benchmarking, our main resources web is http://worldcitizen.tv and Currently the only official Yunus University partner in USA is CSUCI CA the only global branding grameen corporate partner
is GrameenIntel - our fan web
chris macrae skype isabellawm - isabellawm association of family foundations ; worldclassbrands.tv - alumn\us of first global grameen summit
Monday, September 1, 2014
running notes before next trip to Brac University or sir fazle abed
11:32 am edt
i see the
Sayed Hashemi of Brac University is speaking at this week's microcreditsummit in mexico
This week we hope to learn more about what the owner of africa's and asia's learning
satellites wants for content - the number 1 issue sir fazle abed asked me to find out for him at my and mostofa's meeting
with him in july.
hottest agenda reviewed with Sir Fazle: of those using mooc partnerships so youth can access job creating learning revolves
round the coursera partners selected at open learning campus by the world bank- there is hope of progressing that with decision-makers
... We need a metamorphosis in education...
From a ... If we do not change the direction of education, we are likely to end
up where we stand. [PDF] www.educationwewant.org/.../7thedleadershipandliteracydaybrochure.pd...If we
want a new outcome, it is clear we need to do things ..... Lucknow. I am very impressed with the policy of global unity
and the value of spiritual power to be.
declares independence then free nursing colleges will be its first main worldwide export alongside adam smith microeconomics-
something zasheem and tom hunter have spent 7 years making personal connections around; of course the people most able to
accelerate that for young professinal associates are george soros and paul farmer and sir fazle abed and jim kim
Gopal Sent: Monday, 23 June 2014, 8:57
introducing lucilia, mayumi, bhim - 3 people who are the future of helath
As Chris said
I am going to WHO at Geneva for internship from August to October.
It would be great if I could see you or
get any connection there would be great.
Please, let me know if you will be around there in that period or
any events I can participate there.
Thank you very much.
Mobile:+81-80-2787-2117 Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel, MBBS, MTMPhD Student, Department
of Clinical Medicine,
speakers at ypchronic event how to change value chains of everything that's bad for your health - in ny (contact
abby in boston ) Speakers include:
|running notes before next trip to BRAC U or sir fazle abed -firstname.lastname@example.org chrismacrae.com||....|
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Help buzz grow around clar's people's movement to change plastic
6:01 pm edt
typical news fall 2014
TEDX platform is really a fantastic
Clara Salina - iPhone mail app
2150501 cellphone Chile
+39 0331 251281 landline Italy
been trying to find a collaboration stage for clara's change plastic value chain movement for a long time but failed miserably
so its wonderful if you are that stage with a tedx on a beach in mexico
I have added a few friends who ,may also be excited by idea of a tedx on
a mexican beach -for example naila was first female director with dr yunus at grameen phone 20 yeras ago- these days she cross-fertilising all the most trusted
mobile connectors she's met in asia and africa towards hispanic women and youth in your region she tebabu and I live in Dc region - tebabu knows the ethiopian who owns elearning satellites and wants to make sure missing curriculum of millennial net generation are beamed down to every school- obviously there
is a missing energy and waste curriculum that every community with a sustainable future needs to know about
another parallel is that
the revolutionary segment of the world bank is experimenting with tedx and open learning campus and millennials goals' summits
coordinated by young professional associates
So anyhow please keep in touch with any of these people if some sound connected to your sorts of goals;
equally if others feel their work may be connected with yours please say
chris macrae dc 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc
From: Charlie Gay Sent: Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 0:07
Subject: Re: Here is an op-ed on plastics in today's
your work …. Time to connect again…to see too if you have been asked to speak at a TED or TEDx event before
..I am Curator of a TEDXTulum event to be held on the beach here on Feb 21 in our new Sanara Tulum studio at our hotel.
Would you like to speak on this subject as it would fit with our theme and of course the beaches of the Rivera Maya.
All are invited of course . And any other ideas for speakers are welcome ? The speakers will be
conducted both in Spanish and English.
5:41 pm edt
At April 2014 annual student microcreditsummit hosted by san diego, we asked larry ceo of microcreditsummit where in usa had most thriving community regeneration examples
of microcredit - he said the hispanic womens networks and student collaborations of san diego led by remarkable collaborators
like anna lu - this validation made a lot of sense to collaboration cafe networkers who had first met anna ubernetworking at queen sofia's world microcredit sumit in spain 2011
close networking associates incluede jean-claude of www.puddle.com actually based in an office in san francisco in the kiva building -one regional regulations catch up this idea
where the coders empower anyone to lead a savings and ,loans circle must be part of how the peoples will get back to global banks with values - if the 21st C turns out to be sustainable
are there issues eg climate where big politicians of all sides are at war with their people , youth and women
5:22 pm edt
I realise that naomi is a canadian who polarises - so apologies
if anyone here isn't interested
the rest of us I would suggest keep an eye out whether she is coming to a town near you and possibly try and organise an extra
party (eg collaboration cafe
) around her
are 3 things I like about her from conversation I had with her in london around 2000 ;
first she didnt get everything right in her no logo attack on
global media, but for several years several of us who made our livelihoods from media ran twice a year summits across
europe (well at least london sweden amsterdam) debating the idea that she was more right than 90% of experts profiting from
dumbing down media
a lot of her work was cased out of argentina where she had a lot of human empathy - one of the first countries where the future
of jobs appeared to have been destroyed by macroeonomic madness -while I dont speak spanish there is a renewed open collaboration
coming from eg friends of nanocredit for hispanic womens networks to see what mobile leapfrogging can do now that bangladesh
poorest communities of digital women for empowerment have 20 years of experimenting with that
third at least in context of london 2000 she didnt actually support
partisan political ;parties/academics of either side she was more a peoples movement person- and maybe thats what green energy
needs more of now
anyone sees an opportunity to linkin please say
thanks chris macrae
12:53 pm edt
World Microcreditsummit 2014 out of mexico
please tell us if you have any links on exactly what youth acn action learn with speakers of world microcreditsummit
mexico - email@example.com washington dc 301 881 1655
Monday, January 7, 2013
9:57 am est
The hidden history of Bengali Harlem http://bengaliharlem.com/
MIT professor’s new book details the overlooked waves of South Asian immigrants to the United States.
Indian Muslim seamen gathered at the port in Baltimore, Md., during
the Second World War.
Photo: Baltimore Afro-American
South Asian immigrants were not legally allowed to enter the United States between 1917 and 1965. But
many came anyway: working on British steamships, then deserting in American ports and carving out new lives for themselves.
Consider Habib Ullah, a Muslim from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) who in the 1920s left a ship in Boston and found his way
to New York. Ullah settled in East Harlem, and by the 1940s was running a popular restaurant, the Bengal Garden, in Manhattan’s
Like Ullah, other South Asian Muslims —
from present-day Bangladesh, India and Pakistan — settled in the United States at the same time, often marrying into
African-American and Puerto Rican families. Today, many African-Americans, and Americans of Puerto Rican descent, also have
South Asian ancestors.
While it is commonly known that a wave of well-educated South Asians arrived in the United
States after 1965, this earlier saga of immigration and assimilation has largely been overlooked. Until now, that is: A new book
, “Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America,” by MIT assistant professor Vivek Bald, illuminates
this thread of history in unprecedented detail.
“Without these stories, the history of South Asians in the
U.S. is incomplete,” Bald says.
One reason the subject has
particular resonance for the present day, Bald believes, is that many of the immigrants in question were Muslim. “I
wanted to make clear the depth and the persistence of the South Asian presence in the U.S.,” he says, “and specifically
the South Asian Muslim presence in the U.S., at a time when Muslims are being portrayed as newcomers, enemies and outsiders.”Making waves
The genesis of “Bengali Harlem,” published this month by Harvard
University Press, comes in good measure from conversations Bald had with Alaudin Ullah, a New York-based actor and playwright
and the son of Habib Ullah. Hearing about the Ullah family’s odyssey sparked Bald’s curiosity.
wanted to see if Alaudin’s father was just one anomalous person or part of a much larger history that we had completely
overlooked,” says Bald, of MIT’s Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.
After all, as he notes, “the predominant understanding of South Asian immigration to the U.S. was one in which
the doors to immigration closed in the late 1910s and early ’20s, and then opened up again in 1965,” Bald explains.
Because of the way the 1965 Immigration Act was crafted, he notes, the South Asians who came to the United States in its wake
were predominantly highly skilled professionals. But Ullah’s story suggested to Bald that there was a longer history
of striving, working-class South Asian immigrants in America.
Bald, who had previously made two documentary films
about South Asians in the United States and Britain, launched an ambitious research project, scouring census records and historical
archives, conducting interviews, and even locating one autobiographical account written by an Indian Muslim seaman who jumped
ship in New York in 1918.
Bald found two waves of early South
Asian immigration to America that had been overlooked. The first, which began in the late 1800s, consisted of peddlers who
sold embroidered goods made in their home region of Hooghly in West Bengal; many such immigrants settled in the Treme neighborhood
of New Orleans. In the 1920s and 1930s, it became more common for South Asians, such as Habib Ullah, to jump ship and live
in Eastern and Northern cities, including Baltimore and Detroit.
In the process, many Bengalis, who lived in close proximity to African-Americans and Puerto Ricans, found themselves marrying
into those communities. For instance, Habib Ullah’s wife, Victoria Echevarria Ullah, was a Puerto Rican immigrant who
helped him run the family restaurant.
“This began as a story about the South Asian diaspora, but it quickly
became clear that this was also a story about African-American and Puerto Rican neighborhoods, and the families and friendships
and communities that South Asian Muslims formed there when they were not openly welcomed into the nation,” Bald says.
The trajectory of these migrants, he observes, underscores “the importance of working-class communities of color in
the larger story of immigration to the U.S.” Crowdsourcing
Bald hopes “Bengali Harlem” will be read both by scholars and by a general
audience. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, has called
it “meticulously researched, movingly told, and absolutely timely.”
The book is just one element of
a larger project on the topic that Bald has been pursuing. He is also collaborating with Alaudin Ullah on a documentary film
on the subject, “In Search of Bengali Harlem,” and has created a website
where the descendants of other early South Asian immigrants to the United
States will be able to relate previously unknown stories.
“My hope is that through the book and through the
documentary, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants will come forward to tell their stories,” Bald says.
Bald suspects there was more Bengali Muslim immigration to Detroit, among other places, than he has yet been able
to document. Further detailing the history of Bengali immigrants, and in so doing providing a link to the present, will likely
be a group effort.
“The project aims to provide a collectively produced digital archive for contemporary
working-class and Muslim South Asian communities, which have grown in the U.S. and are continuing to grow,” Bald says.
“I hope it begins a larger process of recovering and documenting these groups’ historical experiences in the United
Friday, June 3, 2011
Is Brazil a leading Microeconomic nation?
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There could be a lot that USA ecionomists could learn from Brazil if they want to contribute to a sustainable world. Lula
started a consistent paradigm that has not had 10 years to blossom entrepreneurially and sustainably
he championed intergenerational ownership of Brazil's main green assets including water (around Foz, Brazil owns about a third
of underground water in the world) and Amazonia. He put a break on short-term policies that were selling off the future of these
national assets. He linked in dialogues between world social forums and world economic forums - famously on two occasions
he flew overnight from Brazil's Porto Allegro (the home of social forums) to Switzerland's Davos the peak of economics forums.
He deserves a lot of credit for Davos starting up social entrepreneur networks and incuding youth entrepreneurs. He also made
it clear to leaders that rich nations clubs like the G8 may have served a historical purpose but they were
blocking development of yung nations - if necessary Brazil would start up clubs with nations that wanted to trade openly with
it excluding any nation however rich who wanted to conditionalise instead of sustainably trade.
Lula developed a strategic program to start ending poverty and called for world's leading end poverty practitioners including
Yunus to debate Lula on national television. Lula is no longer president but the good news for Brazil is that the new
president appears to be building on what Lula started - at least in terms of trying to integrate the most valuable worldwide knowhow
into the nation's race to end poverty SOCIAL
BUSINESS GOOD NEWS FROM BRAZIL
Rousseff interested in bringing
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus
met Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, on 25th of May 2011.
The meeting lasted for 90 minutes.
During the meeting, Professor Yunus
explained how the concept of Social Business can be adopted in Brazil
to solve the social problems that afflict Brazilian society. President Rousseff showed a keen interest in Social Business; and she expressed
her desire to know more on how this concept can be adopted to Brazil. Towards this, she designated two of her ministers to hold separate meetings
with Professor Yunus on 27th May, to work out an action
plan on implementing Social Business concepts in Brazil.
The President liked the idea of a highly nutritious
yogurt for malnourished children and urged Professor Yunus to implement a similar project in Brazil so that the yogurt could
be included in the school lunch program for children in Brazil.
President Rousseff also announced that she will encourage a leading Brazilian university to set
up an Institute of Social Business, with the aim of conducting research into and to teach Social Business to its students. Professor Yunus invited President
Rousseff to come to the Global Social Business Summit to be held
in Vienna, Austria this November 2011; the President graciously accepted the invitation.
President Rousseff appointed a high powered committee to
follow up on the meeting with Professor Yunus. The meeting was attended amongst others, by the Brazilian Minister
for Health and the Executive Vice-President of Banco do Brazil, the bank which coordinates
microfinance programs in Brazil.
Professor Yunus was in Brazil for 3 days from the 24th to the
27th to meet with the President, and to attend a conference in Belo Horizonte, in the Southeastern region of Brazil.
banking for startsups
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we're interested in collecting clues on why america makes banking for startups and entrepreneurial
spirit so difficult - eg what clues do you see in this story?http://www.review.net/section/detail/micro-business-macro-results/
Elliott Rittenhouse Jr. plans to start a loan program for budding entrepreneurs as part of the Southwest Florida
MicroEnterprise Project. Photo by Brian Tietz.
Lending to micro enterprises in the Third World got global attention
when Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Price in 2006.
Bank lends small amounts to millions of poor people in Bangladesh and many other developing countries to start their own businesses
despite the fact that they’re not considered creditworthy by traditional banks.
As the recent recession gripped
Lee County during the real estate collapse, a group of business executives convened by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
decided to fund a micro-business startup program as a way to help people whose lives had been hurt by the financial disaster.
foundation provided $85,000 to launch the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Project last year, selecting Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida to run the program.
So far, 69 people have graduated from four 12-week programs that follow a course
designed by the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship. Of those, 25 already were in business when they started the program.
Businesses include cleaning, painting, computer repair, bakery, jewelry and child care.
But here’s the challenge:
The micro lender that the program selected, Accion USA, hasn’t made any loans to program participants. Like all lenders,
Accion has had to tighten its underwriting standards and credit scores now matter. Besides, this isn’t cheap money:
interest rates ranged from 8% to 15%.
So Elliott Rittenhouse Jr., Goodwill’s director of microenterprise, is working
on a plan to raise $100,000 to lend to these budding entrepreneurs. Rittenhouse’s career spans commercial banking, stock
brokerage and restaurant ownership and operation. An avid sailor with a passion for community theater, Rittenhouse also established
the Maryland Small Business Development program before moving to Florida last year for lifestyle reasons.
most economic development groups aren’t equipped to help disadvantaged people. “They’re not able to address
the needs of the unemployed or underemployed,” Rittenhouse says.
Already, the project landed a $75,000 grant from
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through Lee County. Of that sum, $15,000 will be used for grants to aspiring
entrepreneurs ranging from $500 to $2,500 each. In addition, State Rep. Gary Aubuchon of Cape Coral, an entrepreneur himself,
recently donated $20,000 left over from his campaign funds to the program, Rittenhouse says.
Entrepreneurs seeking such
grants will have to demonstrate their willingness to put up their own savings to start their business. “The aspiring
entrepreneur needs skin in the game,” Rittenhouse says. “They have to account for every single dollar on a monthly
Rittenhouse says he’s on a mission to raise $100,000 to lend to micro-enterprises initially, but
he says the program needs $300,000 to be effective in lending to the 100 participants the program plans to graduate annually.
a loan program is under way for at least a year, it can qualify for up to $500,000 in loans and $250,000 in grants from the
U.S. Small Business Administration.
In addition, many banks seek out such loan programs to satisfy requirements to lend
to disadvantaged people as mandated by the federal government’s “community reinvestment” laws.
he’s successful, the community loan pool could expand to neighboring Charlotte and Collier counties. “Nobody does
that,” Rittenhouse says.
A literature review of economics shows that until the second
world war it was a discousre aimed at practices investing in youth, advancing next generation and helping people maximise
productive lives as a community up process. Then macroecnomics took over- this became an opposite discipline to the origins
of economics penned by Adam Smith and his alumni James Wilson who founded The Economist in 1843. We believe that Dr Yunus
testimony in congress in fall 2011 is the best chabce for ages to turn round economics across America: to renew is as a
community rising quest. Congressmen explain what they want to understand better in these videos http://www.grameeneconomics.com
; one of Obama's early inauguration speeches described the turnround needed extremely clearly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzEajBQ9gmQ
Unless we the people help congress change economics what is mathematically evident is USA will continue to disinvest
in youth, and lose its position in the world, or lose the sustainability of the world. firstname.lastname@example.org http://normanmacrae.ning.com
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What pro-youth economics confidence can the olympics triad of China, UK and Brazil bring back to the world? In 2008 China
established itself among 3 billion viewers as nation everyone wants to have better trading relationships with;in 2012
London reminded the pro-youth world of the 3 global markets UK still has most purposeful maps for - nursing, berners
lee collaboration webs, and purpose of twinning celebrities- those that commercial tv makes overnight sensations and
those whose lives are spent deepest in societies multiplying the most good. Back in 1984 the first book on the economics
of the net generation assumed that the world's largest public braodcaster the BBC had a hige role to play in celebrating twin
stars. To date the BBC has been bullied out of such a purpose by worst for youth mass media barons, butby good fortune
Brazil has offered some of the best ways to celebrate the entrepreneurs co-creating 3 billion jobs with the net generation.
So how Brazil portrays its vision for worldwide linking in to 3 billion people may be the most critical time in transforming
2010s as worldwide youth's most productive time to be alive www.wholeplanet.tv