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[1 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]


BENEFIT: Voices Of Hope (Casey House) World AIDS Day concert with Dr Draw, Julie Michaels and others. 7 pm. Free (donations appreciated). Metropolitan United Church, Queen and Church. caseyhouse.com.
LECTURE: Climate Change And Food Security Panel discussion on how climate change will undermine global food production. 7 pm. Free. OISE, rm 3311, 252 Bloor W. climatechangeiscomingtotown.net.
2009 World AIDS Day Event: HIV, Housing and Health. Join the a series of presentations on HIV, Housing and Health on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 2 - 3:30 pm in the …

Current Events, Development Red Carpet, Exhibits, Toronto Events »

[28 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

BENEFIT: Busking For Change
Tuesday September 29. (War Child) Musicians take to the streets to raise money for war-affected children. Donation. warchild.ca/buskingforchange.
LECTURE: Alba: Dawn Of Solidarity In Latin America
Wednesday September 30. Venezuela We Are With You Coalition panel discussion. 7 pm. Free. Centre for Social Justice, 489 College. [email protected]
LECTURE: Namugenyi Kiwanuka
Thursday October 1. Meet the Ugandan-Canadian television host and journalist. 5 pm. Free. Centennial Library, 578 Finch W. 416-395-5490.
EVENT: Amnesty International Open house
Saturday October 3 at Amnesty’s new location. 10 am-3 pm. Free. 1992 Yonge. 416-363-9933 ext 32.
Sneak Peak …

Development Red Carpet, Health, Humanitarian Action, Reflections »

[31 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]

I opened up the August Age issue of Vogue earlier this week to find that within the first few pages of the magazine there were two articles that focused on a public figure discussing their involvement with a charity. Christy Turlington and “It” girl of the moment (according to Vogue) Liya Kebede, in this case both represented causes that work in developing countries. I had a thought and decided to do a bit more investigating and it turned out that almost every magazine that I opened up in August featured …

Africa, Books, Canada in the World, Current Events, Development Red Carpet, Development Theory, Economics, Humanitarian Action, Issues, Regions »

[3 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

The Globe and Mail recently ran an article called “Banned Aid” on the new funding approach to international development agencies in Canada. Canada has made recent changes to their funding approach restricting their major funding to 20 key countries essentially abandoning countries like Malawi, Rwanda, Niger among others (they still give some aid but it is a very small percentage of their former funding. When I was in university there was chatter among some of my professors that this was the way the Canadian Government was moving so I can’t …

Development Red Carpet, Humanitarian Action, Issues, Technology and Development »

[27 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

There are many different ways to document development projects going on around the world. By using film, the Internet and print media sources an organization can promote what they do, shed light on the issues they aim to confront and can make creative uses of those mediums to further their agendas. Mixing those genres can prove to be even more effective. Reality television, webisodes and interactive media are starting to replace the more traditional documentary as a way to display “reality” to an average television viewer.
Reality television gives you an …

Current Events, Development Red Carpet, Humanitarian Action »

[11 Feb 2009 | One Comment | ]

Charities make use of almost every holiday they can to inspire people to donate and with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching there is a wide varietly of themed events and projects going on this month. Some of my favourites!
Buy One Give Twice
Celebrity Filofax Organiser Auction

“Breast Cancer Campaign has asked a range of celebrities to customise a pink Filofax pocket organiser for Valentine’s Day. Filofax has been working with Breast Cancer Campaign since 2004 when they launched a pink pocket organiser to raise funds for the charity. Since then the range has …

Canada in the World, Current Events, Development Red Carpet »

[14 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Recently, I stumbled upon the new “Declare Yourself” Public Service Announcements online. It showcases various celebrities with their mouths sewn shut using various objects. Jessica Alba’s bondage inspired PSA attracts youth by its striking visual metaphor. The intentions of Declare Yourself, with the slogan “Only You Can Silence Yourself” are to attract young voters to register for the upcoming American Presidential Election. The campaign is savvy, attracting young voters using celebrity appeal, sophisticated multimedia and technology to reach American Youth. The website describes the campaign as being a “national nonpartisan, …