Resilience Advocacy Project is hosting a wine & cheese friend-raiser in celebration of World Social Justice Day on Feb. 20th!
Featuring film shorts highlighting some of the social justice issues we are focusing on in 2014 including, an intimate look at teen fatherhood in NYC, An exploration of health rights and barriers to healthcare for girls in the sex trade, and An example of youth anti-poverty leadership!
When: Thursday, Feb. 20th, 6:30pm – 8pm Where: Northstar Fund 520 8th Avenue, Suite 2203, NYC (Between 36th & 37th Streets) This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP by Feb 19th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is a big day for KAVI’s Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Robert Gore. All week BET has been revealing its 2014 ICON MANN of the year and today (you guessed it) Dr. Gore’s place on this honorable list was revealed! Featuring an article and video Dr. Gore is honored on the site. But this is just a taste of what is to come as Dr. Gore, along with many other esteemed Black men including Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker, Dr. Gore will be in attendance at the ICON MANN OF CHANGE award ceremony in March.
On the Record With…Dr. Robert Gore
Via Amy Elisa Keith for BET.com
My story is simple. I was born to be a part of change and influence it. I didn’t always know how to do this or where I fit in this process of change but I was taught early on by my parents and grandparents that I could either “talk about it” or “do something about it.” There was no room for endless theory, debate or rhetoric unless thoughts were linked with bringing about a greater degree of understanding and action. This is my philosophy of combining activism with philanthropy.
I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people in my life that regularly inspired, questioned and helped guide me to become the man I am today. I’ve been blessed to save lives and impact communities, both locally and globally. I am proud to be an emergency medicine physician in Brooklyn. In the emergency room, we see patients with a wide range of medical problems and one of the things that really hit home to me was the issue of violence.
Being a Black man working in the ER and taking care of patients riddled with bullets, stabbed or beaten hit me at my core, especially when I know the patient from my neighborhood and when they look like me, my friends or family members. Violence is beyond a social problem, it is a public health crisis with risk factors that can be changed to prevent senseless death. My team and I have decided to do something about it, thus the birth of the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI). (Read More)