WDC Fundraiser & Meeting on 5/25/14

Please make plans to join members, friends, and the board of FROG Fundraiser & Meeting in Washington DC May 24-25.
Fundraiser
Sunday, May 25th, starting at 6 pm
Local 16, 1602 U St NW, DC
$5 drink specials for first hour
10% of net sales from bar donated to FROG grant

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Guyanese take part in “All You Need is Love”

“All You Need is Love”
On December 7th, 2009, Starbucks invited musicians from all over the world to sing “All You Need is Love” at the same time to raise awareness for AIDS in Africa. Musicians from 156 countries played the famous Beatles song, including school children from Guyana

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The LGGCC Library Project

The La Grange Group of Concerned Citizens
The La Grange Group of Concerned Citizens (LGGCC) is a non-governmental organization that was established in 2002 by a group of civic-minded individuals who reside in the villages of La Grange, Bagotville, and Nismes, Guyana.  The mission of the organization is to improve

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Playing for Change – Peace Through Music

Check out this totally awesome organization that is dedicated to connecting the world through music, by providing resources to musicians and their communities. Playing For Change created a documentary film series and are hosting a benefit concert soon. Their “Stand By Me” film show street performers all over the world

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Ethical Consumerism (hearts) Social Shopping

Recently I was reminded of an article by activist and author George Monbiot from a year ago. He argued that “green consumerism” is pointless when trying to affect environmental and social change but that political participation is the most effective course of action.
If [green consumerism] merely swapped the damaging

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Darien Book Aid Plan

In 1949, a group of concerned women in Darien, Connecticut knew that Americans were throwing away large quantities of books and magazines and that there was a need for all types of reading materials worldwide. These women began collecting used books and magazines to ship overseas in huge cartons, funded

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CultureCrossing

I received this from the folks at culturecrossing.net
Hope you are well. I just came across your blog on Guyana. Great stuff! I am writing to you because my partner and I are launching a website that will be populated with cross-cultural information about every country in the world. We

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Dance Beyond Limits, Inc.

A former PCV of Guyana has started a non-profit called Dance Beyond Limits, Inc.  They’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and teens with life-altering illnesses, persons with developmental disabilities and inner-city youth through Ballroom Dance.

Check out her upcoming event –
Dance Beyond Limits,

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Changing the World with TED

Once a year in Monterey, California the TED Conference is held. The purpose of these conferences (now also semi-annually all over the globe) is to bring together global leaders in science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and other fields and to “exchange ideas of incalculable value.” Many of the speakers are recorded

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Doctors Without Borders

An RPCV from Guyana, now working with MSF (Medical Sans Frontiers) – Doctors Without Borders, sent me this link, describing a typical day on the job.
9:00 AM: Amina, 15 years old, is waiting patiently among hundreds of people. She proceeds for a few meters but she is stopped by

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