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What’s Happening On the Other Side of the Earth?

Wednesday 11.30.2011 , Posted by

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What happened to you on 11.11.11? It’s only once per century that this unique date passes. The One Day on Earth documentary project, founded by Kyle Ruddick asks just that. The unique project worked with documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens to record the human experience over a 24-hour period. This is the second installment of the project, which started in 2010, which has been used to create a fully interactive archive with photo galleries, blog posts, and a video archive map.  The map allows for a visual, searchable experience to answer that compelling question: What’s happening on the other side of the world right now? [Read more…]

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UN Executive Talks on How to End Hunger Now

Monday 08.08.2011 , Posted by

This incredibly revealing TED Talk by Josette Sheeran, executive director of the United Nation’s World Food Program, looks at the many factors around why, in a world with more than enough food for everyone, people still die of starvation. She details a number of relatively simple ways – beyond the normal emergency food relief aid – that we can put a stop to this problem, ending incredible global suffering and surprisingly even save money. [Read more…]

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Happy 100th “International Womens Day”

Tuesday 03.08.2011 , Posted by

Women. They are so lovely, so beautiful, they make the world shine. And yet, there are many places where they are not valued. They are limited and oppressed. Today marks the 100th Anniversary of “International Womens Day.”  The United Nations has recently established UN WOMEN, an agency whose mission is to advocate for gender equality and empowerment for women.

So what does International Womens Day mean to women across the world? We asked some today and here’s what they said: [Read more…]

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