sábado, 8 de setembro de 2018

Organizing for Action

If we're going to make the biggest impact we can, we need to make sure our friends and neighbors are ready to take action on all of the issues they support.

You're one of our most active supporters -- and coming up soon, there's a unique way you can help:

This fall, we are providing a five-part training series known as the Campaign Organizing Bootcamp. These trainings will prepare volunteers to: share their personal story, have persuasive conversations with voters, engage potential voters and get out the vote, manage staging locations for volunteer events, and organize communities through digital platforms.

We know that every community has its own organizing needs. That is why we need you to select a training that is relevant to your community, and teach it to volunteers in the most effective way -- face-to-face.

Join OFA volunteers nationwide and host your own Campaign Organizing Bootcamp on Sept. 22. Tell us you're interested, and help your friends hit the ground running this fall.

The OFA Training Team will walk you through every step of running your own training. We'll give you access to:
  • A full presentation you can use
  • Recordings of OFA staff running this exact training
  • Tips on how to facilitate discussion in your group
  • A guide to handle all other logistics
This is our chance to bring our communities together, and fight for our values. And it's your chance to step up and empower others at this critical time -- with OFA helping every step of the way.

Let us know you're interested in hosting a Bootcamp, and a member of the OFA Training Team will be in touch shortly:

I'm interested


Organizing for Action


We're closing in on Election Day -- our chance to elect leaders who will stand up for their constituents and fight for progressive values.

Affordable health care, reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, and the fair treatment of immigrants -- there are so many important issues at stake this November, and it's time to get involved before these crucial midterms.

Join our monthly volunteer call and learn how you can stand up for your community, engage with elected officials, and get ready to VOTE. Here are the details:

What: Monthly Volunteer Call
When: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT
RSVP for tomorrow night's call here:

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SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER - ARTS & CULTURE
MUSIC 
Bebel Gilberto
September 3 @ 8:00 PM
City Winery




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LITERATURE 
Beatriz Bracher presents I Didn’t Talk
Conversation with translator Adam Morris, moderated by Eric Becker - Wine reception to follow.
September 11 @ 7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstor

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VISUAL ARTS    
OSGEMEOS at Artists in Residence 
September 21 - April 2019
Mattress Factory - Pittsburgh, PA




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Also this month
MUSIC   
Nilson Matta's Brazilian Jazz Voyage 
September 1st @ 8:00 PM
Maverick Concert Hall - Woodstock, NY  


MUSIC - FREE EVENT
Brazilian Day 2018   
September 2 @ 12:00 PM
Little Brazil - West 46th St.      



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VISUAL ARTS
Nothing in Isolation
Curated by Gisela Gueiros
September 6 - October 14 

Pablo's Birthday Gallery

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MUSIC
Zona Sul
September 7 @ 8:00 PM
Guadalupe Inn


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MUSIC  
Luiz Simas with special guest Kerry Linder
September 8  @  7:00 PM
1867 Sanctuary - Ewing, NJ

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DESIGN
Espasso + Motta  

September 13 - October 5 
Espasso Annex



MUSIC - CHARITY
Volunteer Samba
Raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
September 23 @ 3 PM - 6:30 PM
DROM

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Clecio Lira at the Governors Island Art Fair 2018
September 1–30 (Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 6pm)
Governors Island, Colonels Row
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VISUAL ART  
Carin Kulb Dangot at Scale 
September 4 – October 14
Deanna Evans Projects



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MUSIC
The Bossa Nova Sextet
September 6  @  7:00 PM
Trumpets Jazz Club - Montclair, NJ


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MUSIC
Jair Oliveira
September 8 @ 8:00 PM
SOB's



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MUSIC 
Brazilian Day Philadelphia 2018
September 9  @  1:00 - 07:00 PM
Penn's Landing, Great Plaza - Philadelphia, PA

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MUSIC  
Diogo Nogueira
September 13 @ 9:30 PM
Melrose Ballroom



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LITERATURE
Support for the Translation of Brazilian Authors Abroad
The program is sponsored by the Brazilian Biblioteca Nacional 


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Ongoing Events
VISUAL ARTS      
"Pacha, Llaqta, Wasicay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art", with works by Clarissa Tossin  
July 13 - September 30
Whitney Museum of American Art
EXHIBITIION  
"The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection" 
June 1 - Sep 16
The Morgan Library   

Upcoming Events
FUNDRAISING
IPTI-US Annual Event 2018
October 4 @ 6:30 PM
Yale Club of New York 

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MUSIC    
Yamandu Costa  
October 20
92Y 

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MUSIC    
Marcelo D2 e Samba Drive  
October 20
Melrose Ballroom

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Real Estate News September 2018
Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines
By Suzanne De Vita
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Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they're bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research.

Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, in fact, is their No. 1 reason for remaining a renter.

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"One-third of millennial renters reported feeling they cannot afford a down payment to buy a home," says Frank Martell, CEO/president of CoreLogic. "With home prices rising quickly over the past few years and supplies low, first-time homebuyers face ever-growing challenges to find and buy affordable entry-level homes."

According to CoreLogic's June Home Price Index, prices rose 0.7 percent month-over-month and 6.8 percent year-over-year. Despite existing inventory in June perking up, demand keeps streaming in, and the imbalance is taking a toll.

Additionally, affordability is beginning to encumber sales, says Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist at CoreLogic.

"The rise in home prices and interest rates over the past year has eroded affordability and is beginning to slow existing-home sales in some markets," Nothaft says. "Further increases in home prices and mortgage rates over the next year will likely dampen sales and home price growth."

The findings are in line with the results of several studies this year, including one by Freddie Mac which found that affordability challenges are contributing to a downtrend in young adult homeownership.

"More needs to be done to help our first-time buyers join the homeownership class," Martell says.
Houseplants: What to Consider
By Zoe Eisenberg
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Living Room Plant FriendsLooking to add a little lush life to your living space? Just like picking paint and furniture, it's important to spend time choosing the best plants for your interior. Not only should you be considering the care your new plant friends will need, but also how they will impact your space as they grow to their full forms. Below are several tips for picking the best houseplants.

Understand sun exposure. The quickest way to shrivel a houseplant is by giving it the improper amount of sunshine. Take time to get to know the sunniest and shadiest parts of your home, and pick plants that thrive in that environment.

Consider maintenance. If you're choosing houseplants that need a good amount of TLC—water, trimming, etc.—make sure you have the time in your schedule and bandwidth in your brain to take this on. If not, pick a plant that needs minimal attention, like a succulent.

Pick proper containers. Learn the root length of the plant you're choosing, and how big it's likely to grow, then pick a container that can accommodate it.

Consider color. While varying shades of green can feel gorgeously lush, no need to stop there! Add a splash of color to your interior with orchids, peace lilies or prayer plants.