Just Say Hell NO to some and Heck YES to others!

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This week:

Let’s learn from history; and our experience with interning Japanese-Americans, rock stars; where success can be redefined, labels; and buying off on easy categories like intro or extro verts, social justice activists; like this disabilities champion.
Support social justice and creatives that will always provide perspective…

Loyalty Questioned:
Lessons about our constitutional rights from the internment of Japanese-Americans
Especially now, Takei said, we must remember “how easily people — because of fear and anger — lose sight of our important national values of justice and rule of law.” She drew parallels with Muslim Americans, refugees and immigrants, “as though demonizing other people is going to solve our problems.”
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/feb/19/farming-behind-barbed-wire-japanese-americans/

Beth Hart’s Advice to Fellow Musicians: ‘We Have the Right to Say NO’
“You’re in a business where you’re taught that your image and the way people perceive you is important,” she says. “But at some point, you realize it’s not important at all. Fame doesn’t matter, people approving of you doesn’t matter. And if it does matter, you’re in store for something very difficult and painful.”
http://www.npr.org/2017/02/21/516459187/beth-harts-advice-to-fellow-musicians-we-have-the-right-to-say-no

5 Myths About Introverts & Extroverts by Adam Grant:
“Get in touch with your inner ambivert.”
http://www.quietrev.com/5-myths-about-introverts-and-extroverts/

Nick Dupree Fought to Live ‘Like Anyone Else’
The activist campaigned to change rules, so people with disabilities could get nursing care and support at home past the age of 21.
Disability rights activist Nick Dupree who wasn’t supposed to live past his 21st birthday died last weekend. Thursday would have been his 35th birthday.
A chapter about his life and struggles in included in a disability rights anthology: Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice and Decolonizing Disability
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/22/516668777/nick-dupree-fought-to-live-like-anyone-else

How to Boost Financial Performance through Social Purpose:

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Here is a CUbroadcast interview we did at the Education Credit Union Council Conference this past Monday.
http://www.cubroadcast.com/episodes/ecuc-interviews-mission-feds-neville-billimoria-on-boosting-financial-performance-through-social-purpose

Say Yes & Support the Future:
Our son Arman and his talented friends at Cinema school in SF are making their first film.  Below is a description and a funding site.  If you feel so inclined to donate I know these “creatives” would really appreciate it.  Check out the informational video on the front page – it’s a kick!  And, it’s so nice to see young people being creative and productive! The best part is that they are going to submit the film to a variety of festivals including South by Southwest, Kansas City Film Festival, and the San Francisco Film Festival.
Here is the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blackout-a-horror-short-film#/

With much love (and no obligation),
Neville

Here’s to recreating the United States Traits of America and Beyond!
Thanks this week go to Advocates for the Underserved, Under-represented, and Under-valued members of our communities

Pay it forward and put your money where you values are…
Love,
Neville

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“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life!” – Henry David Thoreau

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