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The CMH 4th Annual Spring Benefit on April 22

Children Mending Hearts is an organization we support because it is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational and arts programs that build empathy and global citizenry. The kind of initiative we know very well because Max Dana is also working with disadvantaged children. So we frequently mention the organization on the Sama Gazette, the first time was in 2009, then it was in 2010 and more recently in January 2012 for the First ...


Urgence Darfour: take action to Stop al-Bashir!

A couple of years ago, we published ‘En Route to Sudan’ with news, articles, resources and more dedicated to Sudan, South Sudan, Darfur, Abyei, South Kordofan, Blue Nile… In France, an organization is working to raise awareness on Darfur, and we already mentioned it as it was part of the “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiative launched by our committed creator, Max Dana. After a long break, French organization Urgence ...


First CMH Global Arts After School program

We first mentioned Children Mending Hearts 3 years ago in our post: RAISE Hope for Congo: Activism you can wear. Then a year after, we posted about the Gala Fundraiser organized by CMH on  April 16, 2010 in Hollywood. Now we have some fresh news: the organization just launched the Global Arts After School pilot program at the Boys and Girls Club in Watts/Willowbrook, Los Angeles. About the brand new after school program: CMH After School is a program for ...


Sama Gazette Special Edition: En Route To Congo

While the Democratic Republic of Congo‘s independent electoral commission declared incumbent Joseph Kabila the winner of the November 28th presidential election, several people have already been killed in post-election violence. A year after we launched En Route To Sudan, an entire section of our website dedicated to news, articles and resources about Sudan, South Sudan, Darfur, Abyei, South Kordofan, Blue Nile, today we launch En Route To ...


Yoko Ono visits Children’s school in Fukushima

Yoko Ono is a busy woman, just check the Imagine Peace website. You will find arts, petitions, news, projects… And the Imagine Peace Tower, a memorial to John Lennon in Iceland. But Yoko Ono doesn’t forget Japan, the country where she was born. She just visited a school in Fukushima: Yoko traveled to Fukushima today to visit a small elementary school. All 58 students of the school, including 30 children who transferred there after evacuating ...


CIVICUS Call for ‘Snapshots’ for the State of Civil Society

  The fundamental building block for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation was the 1991 decision of a group of civil society leaders from across the world to reinforce and support the virtual expansion of citizen participation in every region of the globe. The State of Civil Society 2011 is a new initiative of CIVICUS, more about it below:  The State of Civil Society 2011 is a new initiative of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen ...


Fighting Back, One Brothel Raid at a Time

This is the new article by Nicholas D. Kristof. This is the story of forced prostitution, a Cambodian brothel and rescuing a very young girl. On Nick Kristof’s side, the great Somaly Mam, one of the several ‘Inspiring people’ from Inspiration to Action. Let’s start with some extracts of Kristof’s article: Somaly dedicates her life to battling forced prostitution, for she herself was sold as a child to a Cambodian brothel. ...


Acumen Fund Celebrates 10 Years

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. As part of the 10-Year celebrations this week, they will be broadcasting a segment focused on the history of Acumen Fund. The segment will conclude with an address on the future of Acumen Fund by CEO and Founder, Jacqueline Novogratz. About Acumen Fund: Our mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social ...


ONE on G20 leaders: ‘Break the cycle of famine’

G20 leaders are meeting later this week in Cannes and ONE teamed up with the City of Paris to send them a message as the square of the Paris Town Hall was plunged in complete darkness while ONE’s “F-Famine” and “A future without famine” videos were projected onto the wall of the Town Hall. From the article published on ONE’s Blog: On the eve of the G20 summit in Cannes, hundreds of members of ONE, along with a few celebrities including ...


Elizabeth Blackney, and other committed people

In July, we decided to support Hunger Strike for Darfur and we fasted for a day to support Darfur. If Max Dana is a clear and ‘natural’ inspiration to us, we are also inspired by the people we mention on Inspiration To Action. We follow Elizabeth Blackney on Twitter @MediaLizzy for a long time and we always read her website with great interest: Media Lizzy & Friends. In August, she published on the Huffington Post: A Hunger for ...






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