Serenity House Still has over $400K+ in funding for CARES Act Rental
If your household income qualifies as low to moderate, you likely qualify to receive funding for 6 months of rent payments through the end of January.
More details on the program can be found by contacting Dylan Godsey at [email protected] to apply.
NOLS Launches Access to Brainfuse HelpNow
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse HelpNow, an online tutoring service for all learning levels— kindergartners through adults! HelpNow is available to all NOLS Library Cardholders for free! Start using HelpNow today, by visiting www.nols.org/helpnow. Information about getting a library card, including signing up for a temporary online card that can be used immediately, can be found at www.nols.org/library-card.
HelpNow provides one-on-one online homework help, writing assistance, and more, including the following:
Live Tutoring Sessions: Attend virtual tutoring sessions from 1 p.m.-10 p.m., 365 days a year, in English or Spanish. Communicate with online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, or copy/paste images. Tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed and shared.
Writing Lab: Upload writing assignments for critique and editing. Live Writing Assistance is available for immediate help. Writing Lab is available for more detailed support. Writing tutors return the document with detailed, constructive comments usually within 24 hours.
Instructional Library and Practice Exams: Enhance your test-taking skills with practice tests (including ACT, SAT, GED, TOEFL, and the US Citizenship Test). Explore the online library of core academic subject resources.
For more information about library services and programs, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.
Miriame Cherbib to
Present “The Five Habits of Speaking Justice” at Nov. 19 Studium
Peninsula College’s Studium Generale series will host Miriame Cherbib, teacher of French and Francophone cultures, on Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom, in a presentation entitled “The Five Habits of Speaking Justice.”
Cherbib is an anti-racist educator who founded Speaking Justice, to help organizations and people of all ages and backgrounds to build skills to use their voices for justice in everyday life. She is Tunisian, French, and American, and grew up in France, in a community of human rights activists.
After earning a Master’s degree in International Economics, she worked at the French National Research Institute on the Economics of Climate Change and helped design and organize a national dialogue on the development of renewable energies.
For the last five years, Cherbib has been teaching French and Francophone cultures at Five Acre School in Sequim, and has developed an elementary level anti-racist curriculum. She created the Five Habits of Speaking Justice, and facilitates workshops for educators and parents who want to integrate the principles of social justice into their everyday lives and practice them with children.
The Five Habits of Speaking Justice were born from working with students and opening their minds to the diversity of cultures in the world. In doing so, Cherbib said she realized that a set of skills was needed not just to reach respect for differences, but also to stand up and speak up when that respect is absent. She created the Five Habits as a way to practice using our voice to respond to injustice, and in particular, racism. The Five Habits offer a “concrete, doable approach to being our best self, especially in difficult situations,” Cherbib said.
For her Studium presentation, Cherbib will share the story behind the creation of the Five Habits and the work she is doing to bring them to schools and families. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on the importance and challenges of using our voices for social justice in everyday life.
The event is free and open to the public.
Join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/95156136928. Meeting ID: 951 5613 6928
WDFW seeks feedback for the 2021 coastal steelhead season
Public invited to Nov. 24 virtual town hall to discuss steelhead forecasts, declining populations
Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite recreational anglers, conservation groups, and other interested members of the public to a virtual town hall, 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, to learn more about low coastal Washington steelhead trends and share feedback on plans for the 2021 fishing season.
“State and tribal fisheries managers are projecting another year of low steelhead returns along much of the Washington Coast,” said James Losee, regional program manager for the Coast and Puget Sound region. “We want to make sure we’re hearing from local anglers and steelhead enthusiasts as we begin to consider options for protecting this iconic state fish while balancing recreational angling opportunities.”
To join the 5 – 7 p.m. Nov. 24 virtual town hall, please register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iHswvFn2QweX9kxAfEwqpw. The event will be recorded and posted to the department’s website afterward for those unable to attend.
Fishery managers will consider this feedback in preparation of their work with tribal co-managers to plan future fishing opportunities.