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James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering

https://www.thirteen.org/forum/wp-content/blogs.dir/55/files/2013/01/tfrm-000003-stream.mp4 An Imperfect Offering is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms, from one of the greatest living humanitarian activists.  Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering and evil we hope never to encounter, and faced deep personal torment, James Orbinski, M.D. still believes in “the good we can be if we so choose.”  Through his stories, he provides us with lessons in how we can inject humanitarian activity into our lives.   Dr. James Orbinski is past international president of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for MSF in 1999 and is the founder of Dignitas International, an organization committed to community-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world.  This event was a presentation of the Patron Network of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, in cooperation with The New York Society Library.  For more information on the Patron Network and its many benefits for supporters of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 throughout the year, please click here. Speakers Sara Elliott Holliday, The New York Society Library James Orbinski, M.D., Author, An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century Recorded at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, September 24.  Runtime: 93 minutes. The post James Orbinski – An Imperfect Offering appeared first on THIRTEEN Forum.

17 Jan 2013

Rank #1

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Celebration of Teaching & Learning 2010: Queen Latifah

https://www.thirteen.org/forum/wp-content/blogs.dir/55/files/2013/01/P6B_Latifah__294644.mp4 Queen Latifah conducts a conversation with a group of outstanding urban high school students and invites them to share their perspectives on school, community, peers, family, and future. The Celebration—presented by THIRTEEN and WLIW21—is a premier professional development conference that brings together the world’s best thinkers, practitioners, and more than 8,500 educators to share their passion for teaching and learning. This two-day experience for educators happens March 5-6, 2010 at the Hilton New York in New York City. For more information, visit http://thirteencelebration.org/. The post Celebration of Teaching & Learning 2010: Queen Latifah appeared first on THIRTEEN Forum.

26 Aug 2010

Rank #2