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Confronting Issues’ that Matter

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This does not have a direct relationship to art but one of the things that I get to do is to attend fund raising events. They are often events where people talk about the good deeds that their organization performs on behalf of young mothers, boys or girls at risk etc. Rarely have I been to an event where those who are the beneficiaries were so clearly present and vocal about the difference that this organization has made in their lives. This morning I attended a breakfast for “Girls for a Change” where girls talked about their young lives and the issues they face and what really matters to them. Their issues are those that we all know about and yet when hearing from these very young people that the support given to “Girls for a Change” has given their lives renewed purpose and direction I wonder why is it that we are not doing more. There was a direct appeal for funding, no gimmicks, no raffles, no expensive dinner, no internationally know speaker motivating us, just the beneficiaries, the young girls who need the help. Here is a link to a short video that makes the case for supporting this group better then I can.


Written by Bob Martin

May 7, 2008 at 12:37 pm

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  1. Excellent! Certainly is a great cause, and you’re right, there are often people to speak on behalf of those in need…but it’s much more powerful to actually hear from the ones in need.


    May 8, 2008 at 2:57 pm

  2. Hi Ambera, have you heard of this group before? I am wondering if some one is doing anything like this for boys?

    Bob Martin

    May 8, 2008 at 5:49 pm

  3. It is good to see girls learning to cooperate instead of competing against each other.

    Birgit, Michigan

    May 11, 2008 at 2:37 pm

  4. Birgit
    One of the things that these young ladies shared was how they wanted to play nice and not do what was expected of them based on pare pressure.

    Bob Martin

    May 11, 2008 at 5:31 pm

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