Virtual Reality to Raise Social Awareness

Virtual Reality to Raise Social Awareness

Check out these examples of how virtual reality (VR) video and technology is being used to help raise social awareness for their causes. VR offers a deeper experience for us to better see and understand the environments and situations taking place in other parts of the world.

Project Literacy – M is for Malnutrition
Step into Terri’s life, and the life of 34 million adults in the U.S. who are unable to accomplish everyday tasks due to illiteracy.

Vrse.works – Waves of Grace
Liberia has endured the largest Ebola outbreak in history. As communities rebuild, one woman seeks healing through faith. This is the story of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to care for orphaned children in her village.

Insight Dialogues with Judith Rodin and Robin Wright

Insight Dialogues with Judith Rodin and Robin Wright

An inspiring conversation this evening between Judith Rodin and Robin Wright which was the first Insight Dialogues from the Rockefeller Foundation.
A few takeaways:

  • Engage people to act and share – to be a part, participation – skills and talents; not just giving money.
  • Silence is apathy; let your compassion win – possess everyday drive and get up to fix the broken and unresolved for the betterment of our world.
  • Engage with people/organizations who are on the ground making change.
  • Movements make the change.
  • Repeat your message with conviction that won’t let go. Love the cause.
  • The indomitable optimism in the face of extraordinary adversity is powerful to witness. Living thankful, hopeful and joyful despite situations and conditions. No matter if you are a victim or an activist, advocate, partner, etc…, you must have an attitude and outlook that won’t give up or quit.

Watch ‘Making Noise’: Robin Wright and the Path Towards Global Equality | Insight Dialogue with Judith Rodin
presented by The Rockefeller Foundation on May 25, 2016

Click here to learn more about Robin Wright and Karen Fowler’s social cause and company.
Click here to read more about the Dodd-Frank Act.
Click here to read Robin Wright’s Huffington Post article for more history regarding conflict minerals and violence in the Congo.

Nike Pro Skills

Nike Pro Skills is helping youth grow to not only become better basketball players. They are providing the opportunity to become better citizens. Today I had the privilege of meeting Josh Feemster who is a Nike Pro Skills coach in Dallas. He shared that another aspect of Nike Pro Skills is their mission to help youth in Haiti. They make it possible for boys to come to the U.S. with the prospect of building a better life through basketball.

Visit the website to learn more. www.nikeproskills.com

Follow them on Twitter teamproskills

Pour Les Femmes

Pour Les Femmes

See how Pour Les Femmes, Robin Wright and Karen Fowler have grown their social cause and product line in the latest Selfridges & Co. video.

Pour Les Femmes is a socially conscious sleepwear company created by Actress/Activist Robin Wright and longtime friend and Designer Karen Fowler. The company was founded to make a product that they love that symbolizes comfort and security and at the same time helps women around the globe. Click here to visit their website.

Jeff Skoll Group

Jeff Skoll Group

Participant Media, Takepart.com, The Skoll Foundation, The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship and The Skoll Global Threats Fund are philanthropic and commercial enterprises of Jeff Skoll. Click here to visit the website and learn more about The Skoll Group.

Jeff Skoll is leading social entrepreneurship in the the world. Watch the video:

Click here to learn more about Jeff Skoll.