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#FoossaFinds – 25 July 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it on Fridays.  Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

The Social Innovation Revolution Cheryl Heller, SVA Design for Social Innovation Business and social innovation aren’t typical bedmates. But as the rising class of altruistic entrepreneurs takes over, business as usual for designers is being redefined. Taiwan’s Sunflower Protest: Digital Anatomy of a Movement Tracey Cheng, Flip the Media On March 18th, 2014, hundreds of students occupied Taiwan’s parliament, to protest against the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA). A network of tech-savvy volunteers immediately began to use digital tools to broadcast their message to sympathizers and the public. Soon, thousands of citizens rallied on the streets outside the parliament to support the students inside. This movement became known as the “Sunflower Movement.” Here is an inside look at the strategies, tactics, and tools that fueled the Movement. Public Displays of Transaction Chiara Atik, Medium/Matter How Venmo became the ultimate social network for voyeurs and gossips

EVENTS

Subway Sets is back!  Saturday, 2 August 2014, 7:30 PM Subway Sets is bringing New York’s best underground music to the largest rooftop farm in the world for an epic night underneath the stars. Come experience what TimeOut NYC called one of “the coolest things to do on an NYC rooftop”. Get tickets now. TEDxGramercy | Grit  Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010 Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

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“Design is not a science, just move things around until it feels right.”

#SPIRITANIMALS

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Breakfast Noodles with Peanut Sauce

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Here is the recipe for a Southeast Asian-inspired noodle dish that I made this morning for breakfast with DCR and Kris.

  1. Cook a half package of brown rice fettuccine according to instructions. This is about a handful of dry noodles, which was enough for 3 people for a breakfast, or maybe 2 people for lunch/dinner.
  2. In the meantime, combine in a large bowl: 1/4 cup unsalted organic peanut butter, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of honey (or brown sugar), 1 minced garlic clove, 2 thinly chopped scallions, juice of 2 limes, chili oil (or sesame oil) to taste, red pepper flakes and black pepper to taste.
  3. Totally optional, but you can also crack a raw free-range egg into this mixture, or put in a dollop of mayonnaise for extra richness. This morning I used some leftover chipotle mayonnaise.
  4. When the noodles finish cooking (about 10-12 minutes), drain, rinse, and combine with the sauce mixture. You may need to add some of the cooking water to thin out the sauce.
  5. Serve with fresh basil, mint, or other fresh herbs or greens that you have around. We had basil and mint this morning. We just ripped up the leaves and mixed them in with our noodles.
  6. Enjoy!

#FoossaFinds – 18 July 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it on Fridays.  Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

Empathy Begins With Language
Cheryl Heller, SVA Design for Social Innovation
The lesson here is for all of us. As social innovation and social design mature, as we develop more shorthand language to communicate with each other, we risk making outcasts of both the people we need to recruit and those we hope to help.

The One Thing You Should Do After Meeting Anyone New
Michael Simmons, Thought Catalog
Make Introductions. Rinse. Repeat.

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting
Maria Popova, Brainpickings

EVENTS

Balloonacy! 
Saturday, 19 July 2014, 2-10 PM
Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238

2000 LED-Filled Balloons. 1 room. UNLIMITED JOY. Learn more and RSVP.

Crack Your Emotion Code: An Immersive Art Experience
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dev Bootcamp NYC, 48 Wall St (15th Floor), New York, NY 10005

TAPIN partners with Dev Bootcamp to bring you an interactive experience designed to jolt your senses and emotions and tap into what makes you unique. Through an immersive journey, TAPIN creates a multi-sensory experience that deeply explores our humanness and ability to feel, showing us how cracking our own emotion code can ignite us and the work we create. Learn more and RSVP.

Subway Sets is back! 
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 7:30 PM
Subway Sets is bringing New York’s best underground music to the largest rooftop farm in the world for an epic night underneath the stars. Come experience what TimeOut NYC called one of “the coolest things to do on an NYC rooftop”. Get tickets now.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM
Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

#SPIRITANIMALS

Beard Bouquets + Accessorizing Apes

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Thank You! 60 hours left in our IndieGoGo campaign…

Last Wednesday, we hosted over 50 people at our Summer Party at Leftfield NYC. The fundraiser party featured an impromptu drum circle and an intro capoeira class (photos below). We raised over $1000 dollars towards our $18,000 fundraising goal to renovate our new space. Special thanks to all of you who attended, helped out, and contributed to the successful event.

drum circle

While the festivities have ended, the campaign continues. We have 60 hours left to go on our IndieGogo fundraising campaign. If you have pledged already, thank you so much. If you have a minute, please share our campaign with your friends and family. If you haven’t yet pledged, we appreciate any contribution you can make. Every little bit counts to help us renovate our new space and expand our capoeira leadership programs for young people in NYC (learn more).

If you prefer paper, you can print out this donation letter and form and mail it back with your contribution.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Afro Brazil Arts in our mission to light the fire of capoeira for thousands of NYC youth every year.

capoeira class

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