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Local Heroes Changing America Hardcover – October 2, 2000
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Here are synopses of the 12 organizations described in the book.
1) Doula Service, Univ. Hospital, in Stony Brook, NY.
'Doula' is a Greek word meaning servant, and today it means someone who offers emotional and practical support at the pre-natal, labor, postpartum stages. Talks about how doulas engage in this "ancient, humanizing approach to supporting birth".
2) Dine bi' iina', Inc., in the Navajo Nation "Dine bi' iina'" means "Navajo lifeways". It's a group of Navajo herders, weavers, and cultural activists, working to find ways to prosper while maintaining traditional ways of life. The titl machine that e of this section is "A Traditional Future".
3) Eau Claire Community of Shalom, in Eau Claire-North Columbia, SC
The Community of Shalom is a nat'l initiative of the United Methodist Church.Read more ›