The Thursday Three (a few days late! ;D)

Here are this week’s links!

1. Check out Global Initiatives, an organization that “promotes positive social change and sustainable global development through international events and media projects”: http://www.globalinitiatives.com/.

2. Youth Action for Peace (YAP) is a European-based movement which “aims for societies of peace, justice, and self determination” and encourages “dialogue in local communities through the active participation of young people.”  Visit YAP’s website: http://www.yap.org/.

3. Playing For Change is a non-profit “dedicated to connecting the world through music.”  The organization’s achievements demonstrate not only the immense power of music, but also the effects of global cooperation, sharing, and effort.  Watch PFC’s famed original music video, a rendition of “Stand By Me,” at the following website: http://www.playingforchange.com/.  (Also check out http://www.playingforchange.org/.)

The Thursday Three (one day early! ;D)

  1. Get updates on UN activity and read world news by subscribing to UN Wire, a free e-newsletter: http://www.smartbrief.com/un_wire/index.jsp#.
  2. Test your knowledge of world capitals (or another subject!) and donate to the World Food Programme for free with the wonderful FreeRice: http://www.freerice.com/index.php?&t=15431859752&s=World%20Capitals.
  3. Poet Taylor Mali’s speech funny and insightful speech “Totally Like Whatever” challenges us to speak with conviction.  You can read the text of his speech here, watch the author perform here, watch a lip-synced version here, or watch a typographic version here.

The Thursday Three

Hello all!  Beginning today, look for three new web links posted here every other Thursday!

-Check out “Lost Generation,” the second-place winner of AARP’s U@50 video contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA.

-NAFSA held a “Student Diplomat” video contest last year to promote international education; view the winning entry here: http://www.nafsa.org/publicpolicy/default.aspx?id=16649.

-Explore the website of best-selling author, education advocate, and dedicated diplomat Greg Mortenson: http://www.gregmortenson.com/.