Sunday, October 19, 2008
Drum roll, please...
Alli: Schindler and Upstanders of the Holocaust
Jake: The UN
Alex: Michael J. Fox and Parkinson's
Kyle: Autism Awareness
Jill: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anna: Peace Corps
Nisha: World Wildlife Federation
Emily: Alex's Lemonade and Childhood Cancer
Douglas: Nikola Tesla and the Electric Current
Lane: Al Gore and Global Warming
Brianna: PETA and Ingrid Newkirk
Allison: Homelessness in America
Casey: Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Awareness
Evan: Renewable Energy
Bradley: William Penn
Maisie: Steve Irwin and Australian Animal Conservation
Jack A.: Bobby Kennedy and Civil Rights
Tiffany: Make a Wish Foundation and Terminal Childhood Illness Research/Awareness
Lena: Suffragist Movement
Lizzy: American Red Cross and Water Safety
Taylor: Jane Goodall
Courtney: Guide Dog Foundation and Education/Technology for the Blind
Avery: Therapeutic Animals
Michael: George Bush
Nelson: Colin Powell
Emma: Save the Dolphins
Aaron: ALS Association
Shane: Ben Franklin
Jack Z.: Greenpeace
Sunday, October 12, 2008
About the Civil Rights Book Club
Social Justice Issues Beyond the Headlines
Welcome to the Civil Rights Book Club, where you can explore today's complex civil rights issues on a whole new level. Click the picture above to see this month's featured books.
Carefully chosen and reviewed by leaders of today's progressive movement, our selection of books and other media aims to provide context and provoke discussion about today's top social justice concerns.
Each month, we will feature five books representing the diversity of the contemporary social justice landscape on topics like voting rights, immigration reform, economic inequality, women's rights, and educational equity.
Click here for past selections.
Click here to find out about this month's urgent action due by Oct. 25th.
When 11-year-old Aubyn Burnside heard about how many children in foster care programs are forced to carry their belongings in garbage bags because they cannot afford suitcases, she was shocked and saddened. "I thought they must feel like garbage themselves," she said. So, Aubyn founded Suitcases for Kids, dedicating herself to ensuring that every child in foster care would have a bag of his or her own.
Want to help kids in other parts of the world get the things they need to survive and grow?
You've got the power to do it! Click the pic above to find out how!
Getting involved is easy and fun!