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ACT! – Global Fast Launches Offset the Water Crisis

The Organization Global Fast has just launched a new initiative called Offset The Water Crisis  to raise money and awareness about the clean drinking water crisis in much of the world today. March 22nd is World Water Day . Global Fast is making it a National Day of Sacrifice where students and community activists will sacrifice a meal, movie, or something else that day and donate the saved cash to end this crisis! If you want to learn more and donate, visit: http://www.giveh2o.org/

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HELP INVISIBLE CHILDREN FUND THEIR NEW FILM PROJECT

Invisible Children is trying to get their new film project funded to raise money and awareness for Uganda and they need YOUR help!

Polyphonic Spree and 2 other TBA bands will trek down to Gulu, Uganda to learn and experience the 23 year old war that’s caused so much suffering in the country. La Blogotheque and Invisible Children will document the bands’ interactions, interviews, and performances during their time in Uganda and the film will be sold to support IC programs.

PLEDGE AND DONATE HERE!

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FRED SEGAL & FALLING WHISTLES PRESENT: WEAR YOUR PROTEST

Hey Los Angeles,

Mark your calendars now.

ZEROMINUSPLUS AT FRED SEGAL AND FALLING WHISTLES have come together to teach Los Angeles about Congo and pursue peace.

COME SEE OUR BIGGEST INSTALLATION YET.

This beautiful 30′ window display built by Nathanael Balon will be unveiled on Thursday Oct 22nd and we want you to be the very first to see it.

Let’s celebrate a night of music, art, food, drinks, and good people. We can’t wait to see you all!

Music by All Wrong and The Plans Change and Christine Renee.

Sponsored by Belvedere Vodka & Mellow Water

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When: October 22nd, 2009

Where: Fred Segal Santa Monica

500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

Time: 7pm – 11pm

What: PARTY! for a GUH-REAT cause!

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REVO LA!!

Seriously, if you’re in the LA area you’d be OUT OF YOUR FREAKING MIND to miss this event!!

Let’s think about all the attributes that make an awesome event:

1) Good people – CHECK!

2) Good cause – CHECK!

3) AMAZING art – CHECK! CHECK! CHECK!

4) Good music – CHECK!

So, looks like all your bases are covered!!!

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WHO: REVO LA

WHAT: REVO LA will heighten awareness of West Papua, Indonesia’s broken school system. The money raised by this event will help fund “Sekolah Dasar Balem Wamena” (SDBW), a model school, which has recently become a light of HOPE in the corrupt regions of West Papua.Through REVO LA, SDBW will be able to offer these children much better learning material, as well as provide them with larger teaching grounds, so even more students can attend.

WHERE: UCLA ACKERMAN GRAND BALLROOM

308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, 7:00 PM

ENTRANCE: $10

FINE ART.
» Aaron Kraten + aaronkratenart.com
» Allison Torneros + allisontorneros.com
» Audrey Kawasaki + audrey-kawasaki.com
» Ekundayo + ekundayo.com
» Joshua Clay + joshuaclayart.com
» Kelli Murray + kellimurray.com
» Sean Woolsey + seanwoolsey.com
> Shepard Fairey + obeygiant.com
» Travis Bailey + baileyartwork.com

FILM & MOTION.
» Destin Daniel Cretton + flagpop.com
» Giles Timms + gilestimms.com
» RiP: A Remix Manifesto + ripremix.com
» WALTER ROBOT + walterrobot.com
» Olivia Silver + littlecanyonthefilm.com

EXPERIMENTAL.
» Erika Simmons + iri5.com
» MR. BRAINWASH + mrbrainwash.com

GRAPHIC ART.
» Brett Whatmough + brettwhatmough.com
» Chuck Anderson + nopattern.com
» OBEY (Shepard Fairey) + obeygiant.com

PHOTOGRAPHY.
» Christian Rios + christianrios.us
» Jeremy Cowart + jeremycowart.com
» Jorge Peniche + jorgepeniche.com
» Nina Brav + ninabrav.com
» Trey Ratcliff + treyratcliff.com

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FALLING WHISTLES INTERNSHIP

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Looking for an internship this fall that’ll change your life?! It’s your lucky day! Our friends at Falling Whistles are looking for you! Click here for more info. Applications are due this weekend, hurry!

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NOSES IN BOOKS PLAYS WELL WITH READING TO KIDS

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My friend, Liza P. from Noses in Books is holding a book drive for Reading To Kids until the end of this month.

Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring low-income children with a love of reading. On the second Saturday of each month, Reading to Kids gathers over 1,000 children and hundreds of volunteers for reading clubs at Los Angeles area elementary schools from 9am to noon. At the reading clubs, pairs of volunteers read aloud to small groups of children, while their parents receive training on how to encourage their children to read at home. Kids, parents, teachers, and school libraries receive book donations at the end of the reading clubs. These are important donations, as 60% of low-income homes do not have age appropriate reading materials for children.

From Liza:
I am calling on my friends and blog readers to help out during this book drive by donating new and/or gently used books to these kids in the program as well as books for the parents to take home to encourage reading in their households. The organization is looking for books for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade. Our donated books will be given to the children after their reading clubs to take home and build their own home libraries. Parents receive donated books as well so that they can help nurture their child’s newfound love for reading. So dig up some of your childhood books, ask your friends to donate some of theirs or roam the shelves at your local bookstore for the latest releases.

So, if you have any books you would like to donate to Liza and her book drive please let me know! You have until the end of August! yoori@doyouplaywell.org

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MAE PLAYS WELL WITH DONORSCHOOSE.ORG

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A few months ago when we posted about Mae’s 2009 (M)orning, (A)fternoon, and (E)vening Project? Well, the (M)orning chapter with Habitat for Humanity concluded and Rhonda Floyd and her kids now have a beautiful home in Newport News, VA.

Now, onto the next project – (A)fternoon. Mae has teamed up with DonorsChoose.org – an online charity that allows teachers to request for donations to aid in purchasing materials needed for classroom projects. You can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that catches your attention. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the school.

So, the idea is still the same. You DONATE and DOWNLOAD. Mae is continually posting a new song each month and you are able to donate whatever amount you wish to give (minimum donation of $1) and BAM!, you have the new amazing Mae song downloaded. Head over now and purchase the song this month, “The Fight Song (Crash and Burn)” so that Mae will be able to reach their goal of funding at least one project in each of the 50 states!

Mae’s promise to you:
Our promise to you is to commit all of the profits from digital downloads to fund humanitarian projects that Mae and you will be a part of all year long. Like a fire that spreads without boundaries, we can ignite a change in this world if we work together. As we tie our voices, our resources, our minds, and most importantly our actions together, we will see the world change for the better over the course of this year and beyond. Take this music and this mission and run with it.

Click here to watch Mae’s interview with Plays Well With Others a few months ago!

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