Tag Archives: New York

Obama Designates NYC’s Stonewall Inn a Monument to Gay Rights

New York, N.Y. President Barack Obama has designated a site in the heart of New York City as a national park and the first U.S. national monument to gay rights.   Stonewall Inn (New York). Photo: Gryffindor, Wikipedia.   The Stonewall National Monument, in the city’s Greenwich Village area, includes the landmark Stonewall Inn, a […]

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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

New York, N.Y. This year’s Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled “Suicide: Looking for Answers,” the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide […]

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inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015 with Sound Performances, Artists Talks

inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015 Sound Performances|Sat. Oct 24, 3 – 5pm Performed by Yi Xin TONG, Hao NI, C. Spencer YEH and Audrey CHEN Artist Talk|Sat. Oct 24, 5 – 6pm Talks by C. Spencer YEH and Audrey CHEN The Sylvia Wald + Po Kim Art Gallery 417 Lafayette Street 4th floor, New York, NY […]

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The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations

New York, N.Y. In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces Bauer Fund on Anniversary

On this day, September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, aged 25, who passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. The fund is to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world.

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Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y.  While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]

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The Fight Against Meningitis, a Vaccine-Preventable Disease

New York, N.Y.   The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening and a stellar success in aiding in the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The Pierre was the stunning setting for this year’s event as hundreds of New York’s notables turned out […]

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E-Books Students Can Read For Free, Like Sherlock Holmes

Washington, D.C.  President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People” webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 28, 2016

From Bangkok to Bordeaux: Interior Design Book of Inson Dubois Wood

Photo of the Day – Sept. 26, 2016

In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

Matt Scott to Run Organization for Autism Research Marathon in NYC

Ugandan-Indian Filmmaker Mira Nair – Brilliant Thought Leader