It was a powerful atmosphere at the 92nd Street Y as human rights activists, political leaders gathered to discuss ways to build a better world during the 2017 United Nations Social Good Summit. 543 more words
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This year I served as a UN Blogger Fellow for my second time.
When journalist and human rights activist Joumana Haddad advanced onto the 92Y stage during the 2017 United Nations Social Good Summit, I can confidently say that I had no idea how powerful her words would be. 559 more words
These days my head has been teeming with images of the many faces of Resistance – mostly the ways in which people of good will have gathered to blend their skills and societal commitment to share truth, experiences and opinions — eventually, to take arms (or voice, or knitting needles, laptop, paint brush, cello, chisel or camera) to oppose – and end – the “sea of troubles” in which the nation is floundering. 324 more words
Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking. At this year’s Social Good Summit, Sorvino discussed her fight against human trafficking and her role in the film Trade Of Innocents. 11 more words
Dozens of meetups around the world came together for the Social Good Summit.Image: United Nations Development Programme The Social Good Summit brings many of the world’s most innovative thought leaders to New York City to discuss solutions for some of the world’s biggest issues – from climate
The Social Good Summit continues Sunday in New York – but you can still join in the global conversation even if you couldn’t make it to New York. 24 more words