Archive for August, 2009
by Jennie S. Bev
A week ago, the office of Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, and the Mountain House Community Services District co-hosted a Foreclosure Prevention Summit Workshop at Bethany Elementary School in Mountain House.
The resident-led housing activism organization Mountain House Action Group has been involved since the beginning in November 2008 through our advocacy and sharing activities. The event was attended by Bank of America, Chase, Fannie Mae, several Housing and Urban Development Department-approved counselors and more than 150 homeowners. Read the rest of this entry »
Oleh Dr. Beni Bevly
Sering kali banyak bisnis di Tanah Seberang gulung tikar karena produknya tidak bisa memenuhi kebutuhan dan keinginan pelangan, kalah bersaing atau perubahan lingkungan ekonomi makro. Walaupun demikian banyak juga yang bertahan dan terus berkembang. Mengapa demikian? Salah satu jawabannya terletak pada keunggulan penerapan customer service nanagement atau manajemen pelayanan pelanggan seperti yang diterapkan di Disney’s California Advanture Park (DCA). Read the rest of this entry »
We would like to congratulate Jennie S. Bev, a long time supporter of Overseas Think Tank for Indonesia, for being selected as 2009 Peace Writer at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice University of San Diego. She will be working on a narrative paper, which will be published as a part of a book, with a partner who is an indigenous activist from Mindanao, The Philippines.
Read more about 2009 Women Peace Makers and Peace Writers.
By Jennie S. Bev
Sonia Sotomayor made history when President Barack Obama nominated her as Supreme Court Judge for, if elected, she would be the first Latina to hold this position. Megawati Sukarnoputri also made history when she became Indonesia’s first female president after the removal of Abdurrahman Wahid from office. With Megawati running for another presidential election this year, both her and Sotomayor have the chance to make history in the milestones of world’s gender politics.
The question now is: how far women can make meaningful differences in the political arena while keeping the balance within patriarchial structure? What can female legislators and representatives and female presidential candidate do to rid the perpetuating misconceptions of “passive feminine,” “the other gender,” and “female stupidity”?
It is obsolete to keep a separation of men and women. It is time to transcend it, yet female leaders should be aware of what it takes to construct an elegant social structure that accommodates both sexes fairly. Read the rest of this entry »