Darfur? What’s that all about, again? [Darfur Now: Participate.net: Obama, Brad Pitt, Lauren Bush, Jessica Biel, Steve Nash]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 11, 2008
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Getting the basic facts on genocide has never been pleasant-er, thanks to the likes of Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Lauren Bush, Common, Steve Nash…videos:






About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Darfur? What’s that all about, again? [Darfur Now: Participate.net: Obama, Brad Pitt, Lauren Bush, Jessica Biel, Steve Nash]”

  1. lindsey says:

    In our celeb-obsessed culture, this is a really good use of it. It also reminds me of a recent plane flight, where I had access to VH1 classic (oh yeah) and watched the We are the World video from the 80’s and had to put my sunglasses on as it fully made me cry! I just had to youtube it again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmxT21uFRwM. Another cause in Africa from another time, but also effective. Bono is one celeb that comes to mind that receives some backlash for his efforts, which I just don’t get. There isn’t anything wrong with fame, and definitely not with using it to spread word about a crisis. Jessica Biel is also doing good work with her Make the Difference Network: http://www.mtdn.com/jessebiel. Hey I think she’s from Boulder, I would like to see Waylon interview her!

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