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Ashley Judd To Receive Wmc Speaking Truth To Power Award

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The Women’s Media Center will honor Ashley Judd with the Wmc Speaking Truth to Power Award at the Women’s Media Awards on October 26 at Capitale in New York City.

Judd joins 2017 Honorees Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. Maya L. Harris, lawyer, MSNBC analyst, senior policy adviser to the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and former board co-chair of the Women’s Media Center, will host this event for the first time.

Judd was the first actor to be a named source, and to share her story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, which Judd did in The New York Times investigative report.

Judd is chair of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, which raises awareness about the scope and toxic impact of online harassment and its costs to women’s civic and political participation.

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Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Award at Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast

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Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and distinguished film producer-executive Amy Pascal will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, it was announced today.

The star-studded gala will take place Dec. 6 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Academy Award-winning actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie will deliver the keynote speech at the VIP event, where $1 million in university scholarships will be given to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds who have taken part in the Reporter’s highly competitive, eight-year-old Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program.

Lawrence will become the youngest person ever to receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, given annually to a woman who has been a pioneer and philanthropic leader in her industry. Last year, the four-time Academy Award nominee (and winner for Silver Linings Playbook) donated $2 million to establish the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital in her hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. The Jennifer Lawrence »

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Gary Sinise Foundation, Taps And American Airlines Give Spouses Of Fallen Service Members A Hollywood Adventure

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Actor/Humanitarian Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation's Relief & Resiliency Outreach program put together a multi-day Hollywood Adventure! to pay tribute to surviving military spouses of fallen service members.

Gary Sinise Works With Taps and American Airlines

The Gary Sinise Foundation worked with Taps (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) to bring 24 widows to Hollywood for three fun filled days thanks to the help of Gary Sinise Foundation’s official airline sponsor American Airlines.

“I am continually inspired when I am fortunate enough to be in the presence of our remarkable Gold Star Families,” said Sinise. “It is our honor at the Gary Sinise Foundation to partner with Taps to create a fun Hollywood Adventure! for these spouses who lost a fallen service member. I truly hope that these last few days have helped them on their road to healing and that they know that the service of their loved one has not gone, »

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The Elders Express Dismay At United States And Israel Withdrawal From Unesco

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The Elders have expressed dismay over the announcements by the United States and Israel that they intend to withdraw from membership of Unesco, the Un’s education, social and cultural organisation.

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former Un Secretary-General, said:

“While I very much regret the decisions of the Us and Israel to pull out of Unesco over alleged anti-Israel bias, I hope this will not be the final word. I encourage the governments concerned to choose engagement ahead of disengagement and reconsider their positions over the next year.”

The Elders are particularly concerned that the departure from the family of international organisations of two member states could undermine the multilateral system.

From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/17214-the-elders-express-dismay-at-united-states-and-israel-withdrawal-from-unesco

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Pitbull To Perform At CareOne Masquerade Ball For Puerto Rico Relief Effort

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Daniel E. Straus, owner and operator of senior care company CareOne, aims to raise substantial funds for the Puerto Rico relief effort at the upcoming Starry Night Masquerade, organized by The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund of CareOne.

The event is taking place on October 19th from 7-11pm at Skylight Clarkson North in New York City, and will feature celebrity guests and special performances by Pitbull and JoJo.

Uniting to challenge themselves and partners to raise millions of dollars to rebuild the star of Puerto Rico, 100% of the ticket and sponsorship proceeds will be made immediately available through the family’s Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund for Puerto Rico relief efforts.

With deeply rooted family values of compassion and charitable giving, Daniel E. Straus and his daughter, CareOne Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, mobilized the effort to provide aid and raise funds for Puerto Rico. “Given our family’s businesses, »

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Spotlight: Rosie O'Donnell's Charity Work

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O’Donnell’s December 2006 fundraiser aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner raised $600,000 for her Rosie's For All Kids Foundation.

Rosie took time to do a reading at the “Any One of Us: Words From Prison” event, where performers used words and song to highlight the connection between violence against women and incarceration.

O’Donnell has registered as a bone marrow donor.

Charities & foundations supported

Rosie O'Donnell has supported the following charities:

American Foundation for AIDS ResearchAmerican Heart AssociationAmerican Stroke AssociationAutism SpeaksBlue Planet Run FoundationGloria Estefan FoundationHeifer InternationalHuman Rights CampaignRosie's For All Kids FoundationRosie's Theater KidsSixDegrees.orgSt. Francis Food Pantries and SheltersTrue Colors FundVoices Against Violence Read more about Rosie O'Donnell's charity work and events. Related articles Kevin Bacon Launches “SixDegrees.org”Gloria Estefan Gala Attracts Stars, Money For CharityOprah Tops Celebrity Philanthropy A-ListBig Shoes To Fill For Blue Planet RunJerry Lewis Tops Charity Survey

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65,000 Star Wars-Themed Starlight Brave Gowns Given To Pediatric Patients

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Starlight Children's Foundation and Star Wars: Force for Change are joining together to bring joy and comfort to children by delivering more than 65,000 new Star Wars-themed Starlight Brave Gowns to kids at hospitals and healthcare facilities across the Us.

Pediatric patients at Choc Children's Hospital enjoy first-ever distribution of new Star Wars-themed Starlight Brave Gowns

The new gowns replace traditional children’s hospital gowns with high-quality, comfortable and brightly colored ones that depict pediatric patients’ favorite Star Wars characters.

The new line of Starlight Brave Gowns are part of the collaboration between Starlight, Star Wars: Force for Change, Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company which was announced in April 2017. Through a generous $1 million grant from Star Wars: Force for Change and Disney, this collaboration supports Starlight’s core programs including Starlight Brave Gowns and the launch of Starlight Virtual Reality in 2018 as the program’s Founding Sponsor. »

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Spotlight: Pies Descalzos's Celebrity Supporters

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Established by Shakira, Pies Descalzos aims at improving education, nutrition, and the lives of the thousands of displaced children living in perilous conditions because of the violent internal conflict in Colombia.

The charity is also known as the Barefoot Foundation.

The Pies Descalzos Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization from Colombia, created by the artist Shakira in 1997 and focused on education. The Foundation helps and supports impoverished children and communities while implementing a comprehensive model through the Open School strategy that links three lines of intervention: Quality Education, Nutrition and Tools for Life. These programs support children and their families, and open possibilities for improvement of the conditions of vulnerability they live in. Pies Descalzos runs schools in the diverse Colombian regions of Barranquilla, Altos de Cazucá and Quibdo where more than five thousand children receive nutritious meals, education and psychological support services from our schools, ultimately benefiting 30,000 vulnerable children, their family and community members, »

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