Heard this a few days ago from a [story](https://text.npr.org/1093380916) on [Júlio Lancellotti](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BAlio_Lancellotti), a Brazilian priest and activist:
> Lancellotti has worked among São Paulo’s street people for 40 years. Yet if you suggest he actually helps them, you get a prickly reply.
> “I don’t help anyone,” he says. “I live with them. I share what I can with them.”
> For Lancellotti, this is about faith and about pushing back against intolerance and injustice.
> “Society has to find a better way of living together.”
It’s since stuck with me. He spoke so much about the ideals of communal living, mutual aid, classlessness with just a few sentences.
> Ashraf al-Nimer said the Ukrainian community is the largest foreign community in the Gaza Strip. “Most of those have already experienced the four Israeli major attacks on the Strip and know the meaning and feeling of war. So they know what their families back in Ukraine are going through,” he told MEE.
cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/104671
> Seems like someone started a Solarpunk themed Lemmy instance!
Their most popular communities so far – subscribe from your own instance!:
Or [sign up at SLRPNK](https://slrpnk.net/signup).
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/207591
> Residente’s new music video [“This is Not America”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK87AKIPyZY) builds on and challenges Donald Glover’s (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) 2018 music video “This is America” […] Residente questions whether the story of the Americas is merely one of inescapable chaos and violence as depicted in Glover’s work, or whether the story of the Americas is one of resistance.
cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/78002
> When we are facing real threats of death, we cannot seek queer joy. When we do not have stable housing, secure employment, access to health care, or community, we cannot seek joy. When we see others who are kept from living as themselves, we cannot seek joy. But queer joy should be what we move toward. It is the end goal, and we should have some of it now to remind us of why we are fighting.
cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/75853
> Virtual worlds are delicate things and they can vanish with hardly a trace. You can archive the software, but a dead world can only tell you so much. It’s just as important to document how people spent their time within it.
[Official website](https://preservingworlds.net/). Free to watch on [Means TV](https://means.tv/programs/preservingworlds). Partially available on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlYp4aGfPjF4MU1JpogHQ_q326NdxzUZn).
cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/75743
Lemmy’s default theme performs well in black-and-white but it’s difficult to figure out if I already upvoted something. The arrows in the upvote and downvote buttons change shades after selecting them but the difference is practically imperceptible.
I’m hoping that upvote and downvote buttons could be made more accessible to color-blind users. Here’s a very rough sketch of a possible solution where the whole button element changes color:
![Two Lemmy posts, where the upvoted post shows an arrow outlined in blue.](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/bda6db6a-7e62-4bd7-8927-59b7d5da7c5f.png)
I would deeply appreciate an improvement to this issue. Thanks for keeping Lemmy accessible.
> My hope was that, as an “easy A” course, it would make space for students to connect their interests to the topic. I was not disappointed. […] They created stunning final projects including zines (on anarchist comics, reproductive justice, etc.), a performance art event, a talk show, and original musical compositions.
cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/70874
cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/4823
> The proposal would require that instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity “may not occur” in kindergarten through third grade. For higher grades, the bill would prohibit such instruction if it is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate as determined by state academic standards. […]
> Other parts of the bill seek to prohibit schools from withholding information from parents about students’ mental or physical health and well-being.
> For example, the bill says school employees “may not discourage or prohibit parental notification of and involvement in critical decisions affecting a student's mental, emotional, or physical” health. […]
> [Governor Ron] DeSantis on Monday appeared to endorse the bill, telling reporters that lawmakers are trying to ensure that parents can “send their kid to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum.” […]
> If signed by DeSantis, the measure would go into effect in July.