Tag: assist less fortunate

03/06/08

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 […]

02/02/08

Drums for Peace

We’re really excited about the latest Food for Thought story on the Rex Foundation site. It’s about a recent project in which Christine Stevens, renowned drum circle leader and friend of Mickey Hart, was invited to come to Iraq and teach drum circles to local people as a peacemaking tool. The results were very moving, […]

11/19/07

A New Way of Thinking?

In the current Rex newsletter, Rex Advisory Board member Jon McIntire says: “Thought cannot lead us out of our dilemmas — the nature of thought has led us to our current predicament!” He goes on: “Much of the way we have been thinking, framing our ideas for thousands of years, needs to change if we […]

05/14/07

More Than A Cooking Class

For San Francisco’s Nextcourse, food is a tool for building a better world, and better lives By Mary Eisenhart “We believe it is our social responsibility to make healthy food accessible to the entire community, and we are dedicated to preserving local farms and farmland. Chefs are offering up their skills not to make a […]

09/29/06

The Innocence Project

A Rex grantee in 1995, this law clinic at the Cardozo School of Law is often the last hope of the wrongfully convicted. by Mary Eisenhart On May 5, 2006, a Virginia jury awarded Earl Washington Jr. a $2.25 million judgment against the estate of state police inspector Curtis Reese Wilmore, having found that Wilmore, […]

08/11/06

Tiny Group, Huge Impact

North Bay’s New Economy Working Solutions (NEWS) helps working families, by getting often-hostile factions to form coalitions and work together by Mary Eisenhart “Winning the Community Benefits Agreement from the SMART train transit district has really emboldened all of us. All of these groups have been working in these trenches for years. None of us […]

08/11/06

Darfur and the Nature of Giving

By David Large The Bill Graham Award is designed to support groups that help children who are oppressed or are refugees. The recipient in 2005 was Mercy Corps. The money was earmarked specifically to support their work in the Darfur region of western Sudan where, under the pretext of suppressing an internal rebellion, government-backed militia […]