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Rex Grantee Helps Domestic Workers Get OT

Rex 2013 grantee the California Domestic Workers Coalition played a key role in the state’s new law that requires overtime pay for domestic workers. Starting in January, nannies, cooks, housekeepers and other domestic workers will be paid time and a half for working more than 9 hours a day or 45 hours a week. Read […]


Rex Helps Shine a Little Light in Tanzania

Children born with disabilities or medical problems in remote villages of Tanzania face a bleak future, made worse by prejudice and poverty. Rex grantee Mwangaza Tanzania (“Mwangaza” means “beacon” in Swahili) seeks out these children and matches them with the best medical resources. They also conduct health education classes to address preventable diseases and medical […]


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Support Rex, Send a Local to the Black Tie-Dye Ball We can’t wait for the next Black Tie-Dye Ball, when Dark Star Orchestra takes the stage at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, in support of the Rex Foundation. It’s coming right up on September 25. See our website for details. But what if I […]


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Reflections on the Grateful Dead: Saying Yes to Fun

I was moved by the conversation with Sandy that started over coffee and prompted her to share her reflections here. So, I’m taking her up on the invitation to share my thoughts, too. I hope to read yours soon! “Thought he’d have a big ol’ party; thought he’d call it planet Earth.” In the early […]


Reflections: How Grateful Dead Concerts Influenced My Life

Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot writes: See here how everything lead up to this day… Robert Hunter’s lyric from “Black Peter” is front and center right now as I contemplate a recent conversation with a sister Deadhead about how our experiences at Grateful Dead concerts have influenced our lives. We thought it would be […]


Bob Weir to Help Rex grantee Project Avary Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

If you are going to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 4th, please join Project Avary at the Great American Music Hall for an intimate evening that promises to be a literary and musical treat. Project Avary offers summer and family camps, field trips, and leadership programs for children with incarcerated parents. Founded by […]


Perspective on the Digital Divide

In the latest Rex Foundation newsletter, Ken McNeely, President – External Affairs for AT&T California, suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large with regard to broadband Internet service — and the importance of ensuring universal access to that service. He notes it will take corporate political will, in […]