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Tehani’s Personal Picks to Connect, Expand, Empower and Inspire!

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GREAT INFORMATION

KPFK Pacifica Radio: www.kpfk.org

Democracy Now!: www.democracynow.org

TEDTalks: www.ted.com

Care2: www.care2.com

Idealist: www.idealist.org

The Office for Intellectual Freedom: www.oif.ala.org/oif/

Wikileaks: www.wikileaks.org

 

GREAT CAUSES

Save Dolphins from Annual Mass-Slaughter in Japan: www.takepart.com/thecove & www.savejapandolphins.org

Keep Dolphins Wild: www.wilddolphinproject.org

End Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery: www.notforsalecampaign.org

Global Movement to End Violence Against Women: www.vday.org

Keep Our Listener-Supported Commercial-Free KPFK Alive: http://www.kpfk.org/pledgesupport.html

Amnesty International, Action for Human Rights: www.amnestyusa.org

Ensure the Future of Wolves and All Wild Animals Everywhere: www.savewolves.org  ,  www.defenders.org

Become an Advocate for Animals: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/about-mfa.aspx

End Modern-Day Slavery as a Consumer: http://free2work.org/home

Runaway Girl, FPC created by Carisa Phelps (the author of Runaway Girl): www.runawaygirl.org

Women Arts: www.womenarts.org

Sea Turtle Restoration Project: http://seaturtles.org/

Go Catalyst! www.gocatalyst.org

Artists for Action www.artistsforaction.org

 

BOOKS/FILM ON ART & CREATIVITY

Free Play: Improvisation in Life & Art -Nachmanovitch

The Artist’s Way -Cameron

SARREAL VISIONS: Reflections & Journeys -Sarreal/Sarreal

The Element -Robinson/Aronica

 

BOOKS/FILM ON “ARTIVISM” - ART & ACTIVISM

**Artivist Film Festival Info: www.artivist.com

Ethno-Techno -Gomez-Pena

The Vagina Monologues -Ensler

It’s Bigger than Hip Hop -Asante, Jr.

The Freedom Writers Diary -The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell

“Soundtrack for a Revolution” 2010

“War Dance” 2008

“The Great Debaters” 2007

“Born Into Brothels” 2004

 

BOOKS/FILM ON ACTIVISM

Not for Sale -Batstone

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide -Kristof/WuDunn

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture and Empire Interviews with Angela Y. Davis -Davis

New Day Revolution -Sam Davidson & Stephen Mosely

Letters to a Young Activist -Todd Gitlin

Alternatives to the Peace Corps -Backhurst

A Documentary History of Human Rights -Lewis

Breaking the Sound Barrier -Amy Goodman

*We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures - Amnesty International

“Who Killed the Electric Car?” 2006

“Peace One Day” 2006

“The Cove” 2009

“9500 LIBERTY” 2009

”Whale Dreamers” 2008

”Waiting for Superman” 2010

“TED: The World We Will Create” 2007

“Battle in Seattle” 2009

“Big Miracle” 2012

 

BOOKS/FILM FOR DANCERS - MULTICULTURAL DANCE/PERFORMANCE ART

Conditioning for Dance -Franklin

National Rhythms, African Roots -Chasteen

Studying Dance Cultures Around the World -Vissicaro

Sacred Woman. Sacred Dance. -Stewart

The Art of the Hula -Seiden

The Rhythm and Life of Poi -Ngamoni Huata

“Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey” 2006

“RIZE” 2005

“Mao’s Last Dancer” 2009

“First Position” 2011

“Gypsy Heart: The Heart and Soul of Flamenco Dancing” 2005

”Holo Mai Pele: The Epic Hula Myth” 2004

“Mad Hot Ballroom” 2005

 

BOOKS ON CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY/MULTICULTURAL STUDIES

Multicultural Manners -Dresser

Conformity and Conflict -Spradley/McCurdy

Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice -Plotkin, Ph.D.

Parallel Myths -Bierlein

Behave Yourself! -Powell (travel resource)

*Hands Around the World -Susan Milord

*Music & Dance -Neil Morris

*Children from Australia to Zimbabwe -Ajmera/Versola

*Join In: Multiethnic Short Stories -Gallo

* = children’s/young adult materials

 

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AL AZAR - RANDOM TEHANI FAVORITES (THAT DON’T FIT IN CATEGORIES ABOVE)

Home of the Around-The-World Plane Ticket (I trust and recommend them): www.airtreks.com

Dog-Friendly Travel: www.dogfriendly.com

The Yellow Dog Project: http://www.care2.com/causes/what-to-do-if-you-see-a-yellow-ribbon-on-a-dogs-leash.html

Worldwide Vegetarian Food Guide: www.happycow.net

Vegan Beer Directory: www.barnivore.com

“Searching for Sugar Man” 2011

“For the Next Seven Generations” 2009

“Play Again” (an important film for our youth) http://playagainfilm.com/ 

Dr. Max Gerson/The Gerson Therapy: http://gerson.org/gerpress/

Dr. Gabor Mate: http://drgabormate.com/

My Favorite Places to Volunteer: http://www.arc-sd.com/page.aspx?pid=353 , http://www.hollywoodheart.org/

“The Business of Being Born” (a must-see for all women) http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/

Apparel with a Cause: www.ecojoia.com

 

TEHANI’S FAVORITE BOOKS

The Art of Racing in the Rain -Garth Stein (one of my ALL TIME favorite books!)

Women Who Run with the Wolves -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

The Witch of Portobello and The Fifth Mountain -Paulo Coelho (I’m a fan of most of his early books)

Stargirl -Jerry Spinelli

Around the Bloc -Stephanie Elizondo Griest

ALL books by Isabel Allende (I am a big fan, but Of Love and Shadows, Ines of My Soul, The Stories of Eva Luna, The House of the Spirits and Paula are my top five)

One Hundred Years of Solitude -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Teach With Your Heart -Erin Gruwell

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies -Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye -Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman

Kitchen Confidential -Anthony Bourdain

Delaying the Real World -Colleen Kinder (great gift for recent college grads and fun 20-somethings)

Vagabonding -Rolf Potts

Skinny Bitch -Freedman & Barnoin

The Female Brain -Louann Brizendine, M.D.

20 Something 20 Everything -Christine Hassler (a book all young women should read)

Outliers -Malcolm Gladwell

Marley and Me -John Grogan (not a fan of the movie, but the book is wonderful)

Three Cups of Tea -Greg Mortenson

The Kite Runner -Khaled Hosseini

My Land and My People -Dalai Lama of Tibet

The Invitation -Oriah

Dolphin Diaries -Dr. Denise L. Herzing

 

 

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