Tag: changemakers

Acquiring a gun should be a “DMV” experience

Just four short weeks after 20 children and six adults were massacred in Newtown, , the sale of guns continue to spike . This surprises me, because the horror of Newtown was felt and seen across the globe. The massacre rocked the nation to its core. My immediate reaction was there has to be a …

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#911: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Emergency Situations

As I sat down to eat breakfast on Friday morning, I opened up my laptop and refreshed my Facebook page. Time to see the latest status updates and pictures from the night before. Just your typical morning run-through before heading out for the day… at least that’s what I originally thought. That’s before I saw …

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The Food Stamp Challenge: Effective?

As the year comes to end and holidays are extremely close, social issues such as homelessness, poverty, and hunger are frequently mentioned. Recently in New Jersey, the Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker decided to participate in his own food stamp challenge called the SNAP challenge. The mayor will only spent about $1.40 per meal, which …

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The Modern Day Feminist: My Take on Slutwalks

It’s often said that all it takes is a few words to spark a movement. A word, a phrase – sometimes they’re all that are needed to unite people, force them to take a stand, and change the course of history. On January 24th, 2011, a Toronto police officer from York University did just that when …

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How to Market a Female Athlete?

We all know about the icons of women’s sports. There’s Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, and the Williams sisters. Natalie Coughlin, Jennie Finch, and Candace Parker. All are female athletes who have successfully navigated both the playing and the marketing field. They are the select few who have managed to thrive in both environments. However, marketing …

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Who is the “Real” Bully?

There is a huge discrepancy between the message of morality and Christianity that the American Family Association  professes and what they practice. Recently in the news Bryan Fischer, an AFA spokesperson, harshly criticized the Southern Poverty Law center (SPL) “mix it up” lunch day program. He stated that the “mix it up” lunch program is …

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Celebs Gone Good Part Two

Celebrities can create great publicity about an issue because they have the power to persuade people to take action towards a social cause. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, celebrities that used an unique opportunity to promote their social good causes. Many celebrities are often happy to use their …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Who’s Really Benefitting?

As I’m sure you know, it’s breast cancer awareness month! There’s pink everywhere. Charity runs every weekend. And information about breast cancer in every facet of the media. Which is a huge change from 20 years ago when many people were too embarrassed to even talk about the disease. Since my mother is a breast …

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How Pinterest is (Not) Killing Feminism

Maybe you’ve seen it. There’s a piece circulating online with the title “How Pinterest is Killing Feminism”. Avid pinner and fellow feminist myself, all it took was the title to get my attention. My first reaction was anger. Then, I was insulted. How dare they make such an accusation about my beloved pasttime? The article sat …

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The Potential for Awesomeness – 2012 Social Good Summit

The annual Social Good Summit kicked off Saturday September 22 with another amazing line-up of speakers from around the globe. This year the event truly created a global conversation with the event and livestream translated into 7 languages. As the head of an organization that views technology and innovation as a way to move the …

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