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Advocacy is Easy

| July 29, 2009

The following originally appeared as a guest blog on Twitter for Food for Tisha B’Av 5769. Twitter for Food is a monthly event where Twitter users gather and skip a meal to draw attention to stopping hunger. For more information, read our thoughts here and visit TwitterForFood.com. You Tweet for Food every month. You click Read More

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Got Caught Up Out There: Photography by Homeless Women in Venice, CA

| July 24, 2009

Recently, we profiled St. Joseph’s Center, a MAZON grantee with several projects surveying & sustaining Venice, CA’s homeless population. Thankfully, they’re not the only ones working with these oft-overlooked residents. Venice Arts Gallery has a new exhibit, “Got Caught Up Out There: Photography by Homeless Women”, running through August 31, with an opening reception tomorrow (July Read More

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Darfur/ICC Documentary The Reckoning on PBS Tonight @ 10PM

| July 14, 2009

One of the most vibrant subjects in Darfur Now (our review here) is International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his efforts to prosecute Sudanese minister Ahmad Muhammad Harun & Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb for war crimes. Those interested in a follow up should check out The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court, Read More

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Falling Princesses & Rising Obesity

| July 13, 2009

Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein‘s photo exhibit-in-progress “Fallen Princesses” takes an unorthodox approach to updating Disney fairy tales. Prince Charming leaves Snow White to raise four small children, Princess Jasmine fights in a war zone, and Cinderella drowns her sorrows in cheap booze. The most controversial of these is the newest addition, “Not-So-Little Red Riding Hood”. Read More

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