Fighting for Change

Authored by Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation. Re-posted with permission from the Levi Strauss & Co blog, Unzipped. “If my grandmother, who lived and cleaned houses in Jim Crow South, would’ve ever been told that her granddaughter would get paid to talk about freedom, she wouldn’t have believed it.” Whether it’s Black History Month or any other time of the year, Lateefah Simon speaks with disarming honesty and an uncanny flair for getting to the simple truth. In this case, she’s talking about her personal journey, which in a way is also the journey of the Civil Rights Movement and of the organization she leads, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area. Lateefah is … Continue reading Fighting for Change

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16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

This blog was written by Elaine Gast Fawcett, and was posted on her website, Philanthropy Writing, on February 9, 2011.  We are re-posting it here with her permission. Like many people, I’ve had good Valentine’s Days and well, not so good. The not-so-good dates back to middle school, when I, like many of my classmates, anxiously awaited one of those pink-dyed carnations from what I hoped would be a secret admirer. Much to my dismay, the carnation never came, and for years, it left me feeling downright uneasy about the 14th of February. I later came to realize that Valentine’s Day is about much more than getting flowers or conversation hearts that say “Hot Stuff” or “Be Mine.” I love it … Continue reading 16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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