Tag: community

10/02/14

Filament Theatre Ensemble

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Filament Theatre Ensemble’s mission is to pioneer a system of theatre-making that simultaneously profits their arts community, their neighborhood and our Earth. FTE believes that the performing arts are necessary tools for imagining what is needed to achieve a thriving society and are therefore essential contributors to individual, community and environmental health. They accomplish that […]

11/03/09

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 […]

08/26/08

SF Outside Lands: The Humans are Still Being In

Radiohead’s set on Friday, August 22nd, marked a San Francisco first – officially sanctioned live music after dark in Golden Gate Park. Three generations of artists were represented on the roster for the weekend – Steve Winwood, Toots and the Maytals, Tom Petty, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, and Jack Johnson were just a few […]

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 […]

02/09/08

Mickey Hart: Drumming As Peacemaking Tool

Mickey Hart says: “Humans are rhythm machines. That’s what life is built on, rhythm, so when you share that with someone you make a connection at a very deep level. You get to understand their emotions, their hopes, dreams, fears, whatever. “When you entrain you get in sync, you have common ground, you’re touching the […]

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, […]

12/17/07

How Important Is the Net?

Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, AT&T executive Ken McNeely says he believes that basic broadband service should be available to all, and considered an essential component of Universal Service in the U.S. Ken suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large in recognizing the importance of broadband service […]

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 […]

10/29/07

What Will It Take? Your Thoughts Please

In the current Rex Foundation newsletter, we note that in 1983 Buckminster Fuller proclaimed: “We can now solve all the problems of hunger and need across the world, having all the available resources and technology; all that we need is the political will.” And yet, nearly a quarter century later, those problems and many others […]

09/17/07

What Should Public Education Be?

Many schools across the U.S., particularly public ones, face budget constraints and challenges to beef up standardized test scores. As a result, they’ve severely cut, if not eliminated, music and arts education. In the course of its 24-year history, the Rex Foundation, like many other philanthropic organizations, has helped to fund grassroots groups that find […]