A Thousand Sisters by Lisa J. Shannon

By Lisa J. Shannon

Lisa Shannon had what a few may name an excellent life—her personal company, a winning fiancé, a safe domestic. Then someday in 2005, almost immediately after her father’s dying, an episode of Oprah replaced every thing. The convey approximately girls within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to understand: thousands lifeless, girls gang-raped and tortured, childrens ravenous and death in surprising numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” existence and to her function as an activist and a sister.

She created a origin known as Run for Congo ladies, with the aim to elevate funds to sponsor 30 Congolese ladies. What begun as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to ladies for girls overseas. Run for Congo ladies holds fundraising runs in 4 international locations and ten states, and keeps to elevate funds and knowledge. In one thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand debts of her stories vacationing the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she continues to be dedicated to this reason, Lisa evokes her viewers to arrive out and aid besides, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic barriers.

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In any case, pastoralism and agriculture replaced hunting, fishing, and gathering as the economic basis of the society of Northern Europe and Scandinavia. The people in the Germanic homeland learned to breed and herd domestic animals for meat and milk, using slash-andburn methods to clear the forest in order to pen animals and grow grain. These technologies—agriculture, and domestication of animals to provide food—can support a much larger population per acre than hunting and fishing, and the settled lifestyle favors caring for dependent infants and children.

A prerequisite to language shift is societal bilingualism. This may remain quite stable over a long period but in the case of IndoEuropean expansions it was obviously a prelude to the adoption of Indo-European. (Mallory 1989, 258) The technological accomplishments of the newcomers would have had a halo effect on PIE, making the language attractive to peoples who had contact with the newcomers. In time the old language would die out, as there was less reason for parents to pass it on to their children.

The evidence includes both objects found in these regions, but far from their place of origin, and some very early borrowings from PIE into both Sámi (Lappish) and Finnic languages (Koivulehto 1988). Borrowing in the opposite direction, that is, Uralic loanwords in Germanic, though, is rare; even the Germanic languages’ non-Indo-European seafaring words mentioned earlier are not of Uralic origin. Perhaps it may be said, then, that motive is lacking: there is no evidence of substantial Proto-Uralic language spread into southwestern coastal Scandinavia, where the Germanic Sound Shift took place.

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