December 10, 2015
In honor of Movember's contributions to men's health and to celebrate this year's campaign, GUILD hosted an event this past Thursday, December 3, featuring The Movember Foundation's Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Garone. The event was hosted at Interface (140 West 30th Street New York, NY 10001) from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and consisted of drinks, mingling, and a fireside chat with Adam hosted by SiriusXM co-host of "Wake Up! With Taylor's" Kenny Zimlinghaus. It was a great chance to learn about Movember's origins and how this year's campaign grew more awareness for men's health.
Since 2003, Movember has raised over half a billion dollars to support over 1,000 men's health programs in 21 countries. Adam leads a global community of over 5,000,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who dare to be different and have fun while raising awareness and supporting the fight against prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, among other issues affecting men's wellness.
"Men are very bad at talking about their health and how they feel," said Garone. "But Movember has got men talking about and acting on their health on a mass scale."
October 7, 2015
Today at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, T. Jackson Kaguri, GUILD speaker and Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, was awarded with the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award, an annual $100,000 cash prize awarded to an individual who is working to make the world a better place.The 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award recognized Jackson for his exemplified values of a Global Citizen through his work in founding Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. The Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education and healthcare.
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project has already helped empower 7,000+ grandmothers to provide safe, stable homes for their grandchildren; provide secondary and vocations education opportunities; and daily meals for the 43,000+ HIV/AIDS orphans living in southwest Uganda.
This $100,000 award will enable the construction of Nyaka's third school The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School to be completed. This school will enable the school to educate an additional 240 HIV/AIDS orphans in either; vocational study such as carpentry, metal work or brick laying; or secondary school studies for students pursuing a college track. The school will provide the same great support that the students received in primary school while allowing them to continue their studies closer to home.
The Waislitz Global Citizen Award is based on individual merit in four key areas: global citizenship, impact, innovation, and potential, and was voted on by global citizens across the world.
September 11, 2015
This Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 marked the season premiere of "The Late Show With Steven Colbert."
Among the show's highlights is the amazing musical performances of Jon Batiste. This week he played alongside other talented artists such as Kendrick Lamar.
Don't miss the show every weeknight 11:35/10:35 c on CBS !