Thursday, November 19, 2009

ONE Day's Wages, ONE conference

OK, sorry, I am not a disciplined blogger, I admit it. Despite my best intentions, when things get really wild, I retreat to personal communications, critical emails and time with Bekah and the kids. Wait, hold on, I take it back, that's not really something to apologize for, since my silly indie rock posts can probably wait. (Though I do need to explore why Jawbreaker's "Accident Prone" is playing in my mind even though I haven't listened to it since 08 {come to think of it, maybe it's related to my skateboarding crash a couple weeks ago} and the general brilliance of that band)

Anyhow, on the non-profit and awareness raising front, this great video explaining the launch of ONE DAYS WAGES. Although we already give quite a bit more than one days wages to a World Vision child sponsorship, I think this is a great entry point into caring about extreme poverty and taking the first step to make a difference. I'm ready to give but I better check with Bekah first ...

The Movement of One Day's Wages from One Day's Wages on Vimeo.

This Saturday I'm headed off to the ONE Member conference in San Francisco with Kevin and Scott. It was nearly three years ago that I went to an event at UC San Francisco that helped me to a beginning understanding of my role as an advocate and an organizer. As I am still barely scratching the surface of advocacy, it's my hope that we can all take a leap forward in our efforts to MAKE EXTREME POVERTY HISTORY.