What are they reading?

Well hello hello if it isn’t the August 15 Dishaa!  That’s August 2015 … and it also came out just in time for August 15 events.  We carried them with us to chapters we visited over the past few days and saw that people read them.

Reading Dishaa Morgantown

What did you like reading in the Dishaa? we asked.   A student in Morgantown readily responded, “This newsletter was printed with vegetable oil based inks on 100% recycled paper using wind power.” The “Jai Kisan” article prompted several elderly people to come forward and comment: “these are the techniques our parents used when we were growing up.”

 Several people turned first to the cartoon.   A student in Cincinnati picked up on the photo in the Asaam article and started a discussion about the issue of climate refugees.  During the Milan in Cincinnati when a longtime community supporter asked about the vision of development and the impact of our daily lives and lifestyles, we could point to the article “Can we Imagine Development for All?”  When a physician asked how she and her colleagues could help we talked about Jan Swasthya Sahyog.   At the chapter meetings we also brought up the Independence Day campaign and showed the video from the Sangati class, raising issues of social justice, caste and gender.  These too were featured in the Dishaa.  And the article about the 2015 conference prompted a number of volunteers who didn’t make it to Austin  to mention that they would try to make it next time.  Many of them had actually wanted to come to Austin but had to cancel for one reason or another.

Chapters and regular supporters will receive copies over the next week or so.  You can also read Dishaa online.

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