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January 2020

MT Community Development Specialist Update

We have some exceptional community development learning opportunities that are open to the public in the coming months:

On Thur. Jan. 23 in MSU SUB Ballroom A, members of the MSU Extension Diversity and Inclusion Program Planning Group, along with MSU Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons, and others are proud to sponsor a public lecture to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Georgetown law professor Anthony Cook titled, "King and the Beloved Community: A Critical Approach to Community Development." We will also live stream and record the lecture for those not able to attend in person.

On Tues. Feb. 18, we are working with the City of Bozeman, Institute on Ecosystems and MSU Office of Sustainability to bring you an evening lecture by physicist Dr. Rob Davies of the Utah Climate Center who will present on climate change impacts and solutions. We are planning more events for the afternoon and early evening so stay tuned for more information.

Lastly, this month's new "Article of Interest" is from the Journal of Extension by McKee et al. titled "Creating Inclusive Extension Programs" that stresses, "To respect and value all potential participants in our communities, we must prioritize developing inclusive educational spaces." 

Paul Lachapelle
 MSU Community Development Specialist

Reports & Resources

19 Striking Findings from 2019
Pew Research Center | READ STORY

Every year, Pew Research Center publishes hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies on a wide range of topics, from the demographic and political changes that are reshaping the United States to the attitudes and experiences of people in dozens of other countries. At the end of each year, we compile a list of some of our most noteworthy findings. Here are 19 striking findings from our research this year.

10 Global Insights into a Transforming World
Visual Capitalist | READ STORY

Major trends are reshaping business and society, including the way we live and work. Here is a snapshot of 10 insights into these shifts, based on 2019 research published by McKinsey Global Insitute.

See How the World's Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City's
The New York Times | READ STORY

We visualized the damaging, tiny particles that wreak havoc on human health. From the Bay Area to New Delhi, see how the world's worst pollution compares with your local air.

Here's Where the US Government is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Surveil Americans

A map from the digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future visualizes just how often US law enforcement agencies use this software to scan through millions of Americans' photos -- often without their knowledge or consent.

America After Climate Change, Mapped

With "The 2100 Project: An Atlas for A Green New Deal," the McHarg Center tries to visualize how the warming world will reshape the United States.

This Map Shows 29,000 of the World's Power Plants
Resource Watch | READ STORY

Released in April 2018, it is the most comprehensive, freely available database of the world's power plants. World Resources Institute recently updated the database and now show 29,910 power plants in the map below.  

Upcoming Events

"Quick Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Company Safe"

January 9, 2020
Online at 11:00 AM, MST
Small Business Webinar

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week Lecture
"King and the Beloved Community: A Critical Approach to Community Development"
Anthony E. Cook | Professor of Law, Georgetown University

This talk will explore the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an emphasis on the critical years between the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and his assassination in 1968, and the lessons those of us working in the field of community development can learn from this critical period in American history - a time when, like today, the nation grappled with problems of race, class, war, and inequality, with no less than the future of Democracy at stake. at stake.
January 23, 2020 MSU Campus SUB Ballroom A, Bozeman

Grants, Awards, Jobs

Local Community Grants

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Funder: Walmart Foundation

Increase Creative Capacity To Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Funder: The KRESGE Foundation

National / International News

Top ESG Experts and CEOs to Participate in First-Annual Green Debate and Gala Reception During the World Economic Forum in Davos

Jan. 06, 2020 Cision

Nurses Top Gallup Poll as Most Trusted Profession for 18th Consecutive Year

Jan. 06, 2020 Common Dreams

To Fight Climate Change, One City May Ban Heating Homes With Natural Gas

Jan. 5, 2020 The New York Times

Montana News

Nine Montana firefighters help battle Australian wildfires

Jan. 4, 2020 NBC Montana

Chronic wasting disease looms large on hunters' horizon in Montana

Jan. 4, 2020 Charleston Gazette

Montana seeing rise in sexually transmitted diseases

Dec. 28, 2019 KRTV Great Falls

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