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Our Salon is dedicated to the proposition that all people are fascinating individuals. We invite you to join in sharing experiences and discussions on politics, art, music, literature, human nature, and life in general... Everybody has a story to tell.
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It's been absolutely great so far. It's something Michael and I have talked about for a long time and it's so amazing that we're actually doing it. :) Will definitely take care of the candy in San Francisco. -- Linda
That is the craziest thing I've ever heard! Wow!! I can't believe they dug that up and it was even an issue.
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Jun 9, 2014
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Jun 9, 2014
The first segment (approx. 25 mins) of this week's episode of Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal's weekly webcast Left of Black features Michael and his daughter Aishah Shahidah Simmons discussing their work to end violence against women around the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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During our recent visit to North Carolina for Aishah Shahidah Simmons' Founder's Lecture at the Duke University Women's Center, Michael and Aishah were also interviewed by Prof. Mark Anthony Neal for his weekly webcast, Left of Black, airing Monday, April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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From July 9 to 11, 2011, Michael and Linda were in Little Rock, Arkansas to attend a symposium focusing on the civil rights activism of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Arkansas. The symposium was the official launching event... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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As our lengthy sojourn in the United States extends into 2012, we continue to want to share our experiences here with our Salon friends around the world. Our latest adventure has been a week-long road trip through the American South,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the "Documentaries and Discussion" series at the Greene Street Friends Meeting in Philadelphia invited Michael to host a screening and discussion of an episode of Eyes on the Prize. This documentary, the seminal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
A long time ago, when the Ráday Salon was just getting started, we had a visit from Dan Berger, friend, activist, and author of Letters from Young Activists. This month, Michael joined Dan in a panel discussion at the Moonstone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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Here's a couple photos from an event at Wooden Shoe Books in Philly, where Michael joined James Tracy, Andrea Walls, Dan Berger and Suzy Subways on a panel discussion on Social Movements, Past and Present. The discussion was informal and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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On August 6, Michael and Linda joined Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the Philadelphia Slutwalk march and rally. "Slutwalk" is the name taken by a movement that began in Toronto, Canada, in April 2011, sparked by comments made by a Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
Over the years, our Salon friends have gotten accustomed to our unusual schedule: We'd have several months of regular activity, with brief pauses here and there as went off to work in other countries, traveled to visit family in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Ráday Salon
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Mar 15, 2010
Hey Salon friends, You may have noticed it's been a while since we last updated our website. It's true, we've fallen a little behind on posts in the last few months -- travel and holidays tend to do that to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Ráday Salon
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Yesterday, Linda marched in the Budapest Pride parade with Amnesty International Hungary -- see more photos. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2009 at Ráday Salon
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Michael Simmons delivering a speech at a rally of the Citizens Against the Far Right Movement in Hungary, protesting against planned neo-nazi demonstrations on August 15, 2009. Credit for the beautiful photo goes to our good friend JD. Today, September... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2009 at Ráday Salon
This year, a number of neo-Nazi organizations had planned a demonstration in Budapest for August 15, to mark the death of Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess. In response, a large coalition of groups planned a "Day of Peaceful Protest against the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2009 at Ráday Salon
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On Monday, August 3, we awoke to the news that there had been yet another fatal attack on a Roma home here in Hungary. A 45-year-old Roma woman was killed and her 13-year-old daughter seriously injured in a shooting by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2009 at Ráday Salon
FYI, there seems to be something wrong with the "preview" option on this very feedback page! I tried to preview the post I just wrote, and it seems to have just posted what I had written, without a preview.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2009 on Give us your feedback at Feedback on the new TypePad
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I'm really enjoying the new interface. It takes a minute to learn where everything is, of course, but by and large I'm finding it quite streamlined and intuitive. I haven't played around with it that much, but so far, I'm pretty happy with the changes. I just have a couple comments. First, on the typelists... When you are "in" a list, looking at the items, (this screen: http://raday.blogs.com/extra/typelists-exampepic.jpg) as far as I can tell there is no way to go back to one's list of TypeLists, without going back to the Library pulldown menu. I would think there should be a clear button or tab to take you back there. Second is more of a wish... Actually, I realize that there may already be a way to do this, but as a not particularly advanced user, I don't know how to do it exactly. But here's my wish: It would be great if there were some customizable format buttons in the compose window. For example, on one of my blogs, I have come up with a style that I like for quote boxes -- with the border, line color, background color, indent, etc., that I prefer. I've copied the appropriate text into a word document, so that every time I do a quote I can just cut and paste it into the compose window, rather than having to type it out every time. Now, I realize with CSS there's probably some easy change I could put into the stylesheet of that blog so that everytime I type "blockquote" I'll get that formatting. The thing is, I'm not advanced enough a user to be confidently fiddling around with the CSS much -- most times when I try I get myself into trouble and end up having to go to Help for help in undoing the mess I've made. Hence my wish -- It would be great if there were some customizable formatting buttons for the un-advanced user like me, so when I'm composing in the editor, I could just highlight the text that I want to apply a particular style to, click the button, and done. Just a thought... :o) Thanks!
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Jul 18, 2009