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IS INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY A DANGEROUS MOVEMENT?: DR. JEROME TEELUCKSINGH

Why would individuals feel IMD is a danger to themselves and others? Why would individuals consider this Day to be irrelevant and useless? It is obvious that persons who are against International Men’s Day would not appreciate positive role models, saving the environment or the true meaning of equality, freedom and justice. Why would anyone fear some or all of the 6 Objectives of IMD?

People have been trying to understand the manner in which one Day can influence their lives. The following illustration would be helpful. We all have a birthday. This is the day which is celebrated in different ways and many of us are thankful for life and the day we were born. After our birthday, we continue living. We do not die for one year and suddenly come to life on our birthdays. Every day is a celebration of life and our birth. Similarly, International Men’s Day is not for persons to temporarily transform our lives and change our interaction and thinking for one day and then continue in their ol…

FRESH AIR FUND SEARCHING FOR SUMMER 2010 HOSTS

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

Want to learn more?  Visit the Fresh Air Fund's website at http://freshairfundhost.com.  Or contact  the Fresh Air Fund's Outreach Coordinator, Sara Wilson, by sending an e-mail to:  sara@freshair.org.