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NOH8 Campaign x K-Swiss Pride Classic VN

June marks Pride Month, and American tennis brand K-Swiss joins forces with NOH8 Campaign on a special, limited-edition version of their iconic Classic VN for Pride Month 2020! NOH8 Campaign was founded by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshleyand, it is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote LGBT marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. Visit their website ...


Artist pays tribute to supermarket cashier Aïcha Issaudonene

French Artist and photographer Roger Daniel Pérez pays tribute to Aïcha Issaudonene who died from the coronavirus. The 52-years old employee had worked for almost 30 years as a cashier at Carrefour Supermarket in Saint-Denis, a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris and she died on March 26 after contracting the virus. Issaudonene’s death triggered anger and shock, France was already on lockdown but many considered that supermarket workers were ...


New Banksy artwork pays tribute to health workers

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, we shared with you on this website and on Twitter @SamaGazette several initiatives to support the amazing work done by health workers around the world. And if last month rats were larking around in Banksy’s bathroom, the elusive street artist is now honoring health workers. The artwork, entitled Game Changer, is paying tribute to National Health Service workers and is currently on display ...


Princess Leia’s feminist legacy in Star Wars

Yesterday was Star Wars Day and many of you celebrated that day, wearing your favorite Chewbacca costume, playing with homemade lightsaber or binging the entire Saga from beginning to end. When we think Star Wars, we think Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and of course, Princess Leia. She was (and still is) a true hero, a woman with a strong personality. Leia inspired countless earth-bound little girls everywhere to shoot for the moon (or space station), and ...


Support TOMS (Shoes) COVID-19 Global Giving Fund!

We love Toms Shoes. Really. In 2006 Blake Mycoskie founded the shoe company using a new approach: “Buy one, give one”, for every pair of shoes the company sold, a new pair would be given to a child in need. Part shoe business, part philanthropy. Since then, nearly 100 million pairs of shoes have been given to people in need. On April 8, Toms Shoes announced on Twitter: ‘For every $3 we make, we’ll donate $1 to the COVID-19 Global Giving ...


Eiffel Tower lights up to say ‘Merci’ to healthcare workers fighting COVID

A nationwide lockdown was imposed in France on March 16, and since then the country is facing intense surges in the need for hospital ICU beds; special trains are even used to evacuate coronavirus patients from overwhelmed hospitals to other less-affected regions to ease congestion in the wards. As healthcare workers on the front lines are in urgent need of FFP2 health masks, people across the country show their gratitude for doctors and nurses fighting ...


Half the Sky: 30 songs / 30 days campaign

We support the Half the Sky Movement since 2010, we even created a tag for Half the Sky posts. On April 2010, La Moitié du Ciel, the French version of the original book was available in France; a few months later, Max Dana organized a discussion group: Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People. The Half the Sky Movement is launching a 30 songs / 30 days campaign, and legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come ...


Sama Gazette Special Edition: En Route To Haiti

 On October 2010, we launched En Route To Sudan, a dedicated page providing news, articles and resources about Sudan, Darfur, Abyei. Last year, on December 2011, we focussed on the Democratic Republic of Congo with En Route To Congo. This year, we decided to focus on Haiti with En Route To Haiti. For a couple of years now, we have published many news on the country. This dedicated page will provide you all you need to know about the story, economics ...


Urgence Darfour, the petition and the videos

Earlier this month, we published: Urgence Darfour: take action to Stop al-Bashir! The French organization organized a launch party for its new campaign and put online the petition ‘Stop Béchir’. The launch party went well but the online petition still needs some support. The petition is addressed to UN General Secretary, Mr Ban Ki-Moon and to the heads of Security Council member states. The petition says: ‘It is estimated by UN that ...


Day of Action for Sudan, Justice in Sudan Rally

 Two events are scheduled on April 27 and April 29: NYC Day of Action for Sudan and Justice in Sudan Rally. Whether you live in New York or Washington, if you want to support one of these events, here is all the information you need!   April 27: NYC Day of Action for Sudan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza47th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues, New York, NY1:30pm until 4:30pmView this event on Facebook Join anti-genocide activists in a rally to raise ...






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