Archive | 2010

Architects Announce Six Final Plans for Haiti Housing Collaborative

New York, NY. On the anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti last January, when upwards of 250,000 died — more than in the Tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean in 2004 — a group of architects from around the world came together under the leadership of Noushin Ehsan, AIA, chair of the AIANY Global Dialogues [...]

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Peter Yarrow on Phil Ochs: "I Ain’t Marching Anymore"

New York, NY. A performer and song that had an enormous impact on my life beginning in junior high school. The text was my speech at one of my speech contests as the Vietnam War drew on. My friend Peter Yarrow sent out the following note to his friends today following a review of the [...]

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Small Organization with Big Vision for Haiti

Berlin, Germany. Humanity 4 Haitian Development (H4HD) is a small organization with a big vision for Haiti. Founded by Marie-Andrée Barthélémy to help those affected by the earthquake of 2010, H4HD operates with an aim to better the quality of life for Haitians through facilitating and assisting in the development of rural and urban communities. [...]

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Top Ten Private Initiatives in Haiti Supplement Big Players in 2010-11

New York, NY. We all know the U.N., Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Corps — but what about smaller, private initiatives of the international community in Haiti? Individually, their efforts are tremendous. Workers for Yéle Corps are employed four weeks at a time, with a long waiting list for jobsas [...]

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$10 Million Pledged to “A Child’s Right” to Launch Clean Water

Washington, DC. The investor and philanthropist George F. Russell, Jr. announced this month a donation of $10 million to international water charity, A Child’s Right, allowing the nonprofit organization to demonstrate a large-scale replication of its model.  I first profiled this important group and its founder in 2009 (here). Although there are many basic human [...]

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Helping All Families Succeed: National Adoption Month

New York, NY. How’s this for a complicated rhetorical juggling act?   Explain to prospective parents that adopting kids who need families is a wonderful thing to do, while simultaneously making it clear that some of them will come with challenges that could be demanding and stressful. That’s what child welfare workers in every state – [...]

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‘Kuroda Seitaro from Asia Jipang’ Coming to New York City

“Untitled.”   15” x 13” oil by Seitaro Kuroda (1939-present). Permanent collection of the Museum of Haiti, International University of Haiti.   New York, NY. “Kuroda Seitaro from Asia Jipang” by Japanese artist Seitako Kuroda is the artist’s first solo show in New York. It will focus on the body of work that Kuroda made in New [...]

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Son, Reunited After 10 Years Apart

Rangoon, Mynmar. Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reunited with her younger son for the first time in 10 years during an emotional scene at Rangoon airport. The pro-democracy activist was waiting at the airport Tuesday morning when 33-year-old Kim Aris arrived on a flight from Thailand, where he had waited for two [...]

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Much Ado Over the Freedom to Love–LGBT bias rears ugly head over upcoming Pink Dot event in Singapore

Film: Cameroon’s Response to ‘Born This Way’

‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Step Forward For Orphans Day Held in Washington

Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?