NYC Fundraiser Special Guest!

On Thursday, June 25, we held a fundraiser in New York City at the beautiful home of Jay and Tracy Snyder. Hosts included Eva Longoria Parker and her husband Tony Parker. Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi was in attendance, as well as special guest, President Clinton, who spoke about child labor and education in the U.S. and how THE HARVEST will bring important stories to light. We cannot thank our amazing hosts and guests enough for their support and generosity. Thanks to all of you who came out to support Shine Global and THE HARVEST!

Please check out more extensive coverage of the event on the MTV Tr3 blog: http://blogamole.mtvtr3s.com

Shine Global Cocktail Reception in NYC!

Please join us on Thursday, June 25, in New York City for a cocktail reception to support Shine Global’s second documentary, THE HARVEST.

Eva Longoria Parker, Executive Producer of THE HARVEST, and her husband, Tony Parker, NBA player for the San Antonio Spurs, are hosting this fabulous event! We are very grateful to Eva and Tony for their generosity and dedication to our mission.

Please visit our Events page to purchase tickets and RSVP.

Questions? Contact rebecca@shineglobal.org.

‘Youth Producing Change’ at the 2009 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

The world premiere of the second edition of Youth Producing Change, an innovative program of youth-produced short films from across the globe, will be presented on June 19-20, 2009, by the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (June 11-25), in collaboration with the founding presenter, Adobe Youth Voices. Ten films will be shown this year, selected from over 300 international submissions

Armed with digital cameras and their own boundless creativity, the first-time filmmakers featured in the series bravely expose some of the most pressing human rights challenges of our day, tackling such issues as child labor, immigration, access to clean water, sexual violence, police harassment, HIV/AIDS in Mozambique, and teen homelessness in New York City. All of the films were produced by filmmakers who were under the age of 19 at the time of production.

The Youth Producing Change program will be shown at the The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Many of the young filmmakers – from Brooklyn, to Seattle, to Mozambique – will make the trip to the festival to present their films to local audiences, advocating for their issues and sharing their production experiences.

The festival will hold a youth news conference for the young filmmakers from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 19 in the Furman Gallery of the Walter Reade Theater. The Youth Producing Change filmmakers visiting the festival will participate in this youth-centered news conference to share their production experiences with local youth filmmakers. Registration for this exclusive event is free, and is open to members of the press and youth-based organizations.

Tickets: Single-screening tickets for the 2009 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival are $11 for adults, $7 for Film Society members and students with a valid photo ID, and $8 for seniors. They are available at both the Walter Reade Theater box office and online at www.filmlinc.com. HRWIFF Series Pass ($40 public/$30 Film Society member) admits one person to five titles in the festival. It is available only at the Walter Reade Theater box office.

Additional information is available online at http://www.hrw.org/iff/ or by calling (212) 875-5600.

Dani Black, Establishing Shine Global’s Campus Rep Program

Dani, Shine’s newest intern, is from Tampa, Florida and attends the University of Florida in Gainesville. She served as the VP of Internal Relations of Phi Mu’ sorority’s Executive Board as well as the Disability Affairs Cabinet Director in her student government.

Dani came to Shine Global with a head full of innovative ideas to expand our mission. Her background as a leader and organizer has led her to create the new Shine Global Campus Rep Program, which we will be piloting in the fall. Starting with 4 colleges, we will select highly motivated students to act as interns/representatives for Shine Global who will plan events, educate high school students, and partner with local organizations that match Shine’s mission of raising awareness and effecting political change.

Dani has made an indelible mark here at Shine in her few short weeks here. We know she will continue to inspire us throughout the summer! Thanks, Dani!!

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