Tag: social change

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 […]

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 […]

11/01/07

A Change of Priorities

Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, Annette Gellert of Women’s Environmental Leadership Network proposes that the will to change, the momentum needed to solve the world’s most intransigent problems, proceeds from a set of priorities very different from those that currently prevail. “We need to consider our children’s health and quality of life first, with […]

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

Watch Our Video!

Recently Rex joined forces with some of its grantees to actually engage youth in raising awareness of human rights issues, creating a stage production called “The World As It Could Be: A Declaration of Human Rights” — and producing a DVD of the event.

03/19/07

Furthering Social Change

FOSTERING THE POWER OF COMMUNITY, SERVICE AND THE ARTS Perhaps like you, many people knew about the Rex Foundation from attending Grateful Dead Rex benefit concerts. As they danced to the music with their community of friends, they were also playing a part in helping others. There was an unspoken understanding that Rex provided a […]

10/10/06

Spare Change for Social Change & Save 12-01-06

Spare Change for Social Change & Save 12-01-06 We launched the Rex Community Caravan to be our virtual vehicle for philanthropy, where each of us can help generate positive social change with contributions that we might otherwise consider spare change over the course of a year, such as $5.00 is a penny a day, $36.00 […]

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 […]