Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Constitution Center and National Liberty Museum Fall '08

.....and the topics are....

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
Miriam: ASPCA
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
Alec: NASA
Emma: Save the Dolphins
Aaron: ALS Association
Shane: Ben Franklin
Jack Z.: Greenpeace

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ernest Guevarra

A doctor in the Philippines, Ernest has promoted healthcare and human rights since the mid 1990's. Click the picture above to read his story.

Yinka Jegede-Ekpe

A Nigerian diagnosed with HIV at age 19, Yinka bravely stepped forward and became one of her country's most visible activists. Click the picture above to read her story.

Arn Chorn Pond

A survivor of the Cambodian Genocide, Arn has devoted his life to music, peace, and human rights. Click the picture above to read his story.

Martin O'Brien

Martin has devoted his life to non-violence and human rights in Northern Ireland. Click the picture above to read his story.

Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta is a young lawyer who rights racism. Vanita helped with the release of 35 African Americans falsely accused of drug-related crimes in Tulia, Texas. Click the photo above to read her amazing story.

Civil Rights Book Club

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.

Activism Letter Writing Tips

Kids Can Make a Difference! Writing a letter to officials let's them know that you're concerned about human rights, and that you're taking steps to make the world a better place! Come on! I'll show you a letter and how to write to officials! Click Mr. Rights above for a guide to letter writing.

Amnesty International Urgent Actions

AIKids' Urgent Actions are simply-written actions in large typeface, for children, about children. They provide unique hands-on human rights educational opportunities for the home or classroom. The monthly AIKids' Urgent Action offers teachers and parents a chance to introduce children to letter-writing as an empowering tool.

Click here to find out about this month's urgent action due by Oct. 25th.

Think Mtv

Mtv is known for its videos, but they have an amazing site dedicated to activism. Whether your interests are in human rights, poverty, or discrimination, they have created a place where kids can learn how they can make a difference. Click the logo above to visit the site.

Suitcases for Kids

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.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

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!

tot-boxorder.gifThis October, make Halloween count by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. You can help us get water, education and medicine to the children who need it most.

Getting involved is easy and fun!

Kids Can Make a Difference

Click above to find out what you can do to make a difference.

Free rice

Click the picture above to play the free rice game. For each answer you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

fun quiz!

"Here are ten people who have made a positive impact on humanity. See if you can guess who they are." Click the quiz host above to take the quiz!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

CNN reveals Top 10 Heroes of 2008

Click here to read the article.