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Monday, September 19, 2011
Social Good Summit: Recap of Day One

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Sol Adler, Executive Director of 92nd Street Y, delivered the opening remarks and introduced Ted Turner and Mashable’s SVP Content & Executive Editor Adam Ostrow at the second annual Social Good Summit with our partners, Mashable and UN Foundation, at 92Y today. Held during UN week, the Summit brings together global leaders where big ideas meet new media and technology to create innovative solutions.

Highlights included:

  • Charity:Water, the water-focused non-profit that has raised $43 million dollars to date for clean water projects around the world, launched Dollars to Projects. Through the use of Google Maps and photo galleries, it allows donors to track their donations to specific projects and receive reports of where that money goes and how it has been used.

  • David Armano, Edelman Digital’s EVP of Global Innovation and Integration talked about digital innovation’s impact on global health and presented the Edelman Health Barometer 2011 report

  • Howard W. Buffett announced the launch of LearnedByGiving.org, a website and education program to teach youths how to better invest and become the world’s next leaders.

  • Nicholas Negroponte of One Laptop per Child gave an update on their progress, revealed new designs for a tablet with solar-powered cover, and provided shocking statistics like 25% of the teachers in Afghanistan are technically illiterate.

  • Ami Dar launched a new platform to help imagine, connect and act on global problems at IdealistNYC.org.

  • Raj Shah of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new initative, FWD: Famine, War, Drought relief, and new website.

  • Christy Turlington, model and founder of Every Mother Counts, and parenting blogger Heather Armstrong of dooce.com discussed international maternal health issues and note that one-half of African women give birth alone.

    Stay tuned to the Livestream all week and join the conversation.

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    This Week At 92Y

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    Clockwise from top left: Suzanne Vega and Marc Cohn, Florence Henderson and Dr. Gail Saltz, Mike Colameco, French Opera Ballet Project

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    Awesome: Book Trailer For MetaMaus By Art Spiegelman

    “Y’know, mouses had a far larger impact in the world than I ever expected.”

    Pantheon Books will publish MetaMaus on October 4th. In the meantime, view additional material from the book and bonus DVD on Art Spiegelman’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/ArtSpiegelman

    Yes. Do it. Visit Art Spiegleman’s awesome Facebook page.

    On October 6, Spiegleman will read from MetaMaus at 92nd Street Y, part of the Unterberg Poetry Center’s Main Reading Series. More info, and tickets, here. Tickets are just $10 for those aged 35 and under.

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    This Week At 92YTribeca

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    The Upper North Side Canadian Author Series with Michael Crummey

      Tue, Sep 20
    • Daytime: Paris: The Collected Traveler. Immerse yourself in the City of Light and its many treasures, and get practical travel advice from Paris aficionados.

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    Fill In The Blank: “My World Is Extraordinary Because ________”


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    Brittany Hayes world is extraordinary because she has an “....amazing mom.”

    I love my mom with all my heart, she is so strong and has made life amazing for me! She has just been diagnosed with liver disease and needs a transplant. Yet she still acts like everythings ok.

    Why is your world extraordinary? Tell us here. Give your submission a headline, then submit. Deadline for submissions is September 30, at which point you can get your friends to vote for your submission. Prizes, including a 92Y iPad loaded with 92Y archival programs from Kurt Vonnegut to Mos Def, two pairs of tickets to a 92Y event with the possibility to meet and get a photo with one of our famous guests, and three 92Y Gift Certificates valued at $50, will be awarded.

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