Princess Kasune Zulu was diagnosed with HIV over 17 years ago, at a time when that particular disease carried a heavy burden of stigma in her native Zambia. Since then, Princess Kasune has been advocating for education and healthcare for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. She’ll share how the public conversation has changed about the disease since her diagnosis.
For Global Activism, Alice Teisan, the founder of His Wheels International, updates us on how things have taken off for her since being featured on Global Activism last year. Teisan was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. But she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others around the world suffering from disabilities. His Wheels International recycles old bikes to send overseas.
Marv Baldwin left his for-profit sales career to lead the effort in his church to help small farmers in Africa and Latin America live sustainable and dignified lives. For Global Activism, Marv will talk about his work as executive director of Foods Resource Bank, based in suburban Western Springs.
Manos Unidas provides access to sign language education and learning resources to the deaf community in Nicaragua. Dr. Marie Coppola, founder and co-chair of Manos Unidas, updates us on what’s new with her organization.
Seena Jacob is founder and CEO of Bookwallah Organization. “Bookwallah” is a Hindi word that means “book peddler.” Her group works to give books and provide quality libraries to orphans in India. Seena is just back from India to give us an update.
For Global Activism, Jason Savsani, founder of Meal Sharing joins us for an update. He has plans to bring people and cultutres together for Thanksgiving and he'll talk about his food adventures from his recent travels aborad.
For Global Activism, we talk with Global Activist Leslie Thomas, executive and creative of ART WORKS Project. Friday, November 1, 2013, Leslie will host “Picturing Change,” "a photo auction and dinner to celebrate the role of art and design in making a difference for human rights."
Community Cloud Forest Conservation says it works to alleviate poverty and protect Guatemala’s tropical cloud forests. They teamed up with Chicago bird conservationists to protect the winter home of birds that migrate through Chicago. Worldview catches up with Rob Cahill, the organization's founder and Judy Pollock, director of Bird Conservation for the Audubon Chicago Region.