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Sep 18, 2014, 17:42 ET

Prime Ministers, Presidents and World Leaders to Fight for an End to Extreme Poverty by 2030 at Third Annual Global Citizen Festival

 Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced that over a dozen world leaders including, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of...

Sep 10, 2014, 09:15 ET

Hugh Jackman To Lead Host Committee For Third Annual Global Citizen Festival

Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced the official 2014 host committee will be led by Hugh Jackman, and will also include Adrian Grenier,...

Jul 09, 2014, 12:01 ET

Third Annual GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL to be headlined by JAY Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiesto

The Global Citizen movement continues its campaign to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030 with the third annual Global Citizen...

Apr 07, 2014, 09:30 ET

Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Alvin Risk, And More To Perform At 'Thank You Festival' At Merriweather Post Pavilion, June 26, 2014

 The Global Citizen movement continues its efforts to motivate and educate socially-active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme...

Mar 05, 2014, 11:00 ET

SPLC Report: Civil Rights Movement Education Remains 'Woefully Inadequate' in a Majority of States

Three years after a first-of-its-kind study found that more than half of the states fail at teaching the civil rights movement to students, a new...

Dec 18, 2013, 16:14 ET

Teaching Tolerance Issues Nationwide Call to Teachers for Award

Award Recognizes Teachers Preparing Students for Diverse Society  The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project is...

Oct 29, 2013, 10:40 ET

Teaching Tolerance Launches 12th Annual National Mix It Up At Lunch Day

More than 6,000 Schools to Observe Annual Anti-Bullying Event  The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program will launch...

Oct 23, 2013, 16:24 ET

Teaching Tolerance Asks Congress to 'Mix It Up' in Open Letter

Annual Event Helps Break Down Social Barriers in Schools Nationwide  In the wake of the recent government shutdown, the Southern Poverty...

Sep 20, 2013, 12:19 ET

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Leaders Commit to Fight for an End to Extreme Poverty

 Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with Cotton On Foundation, announced that Alice Albright, CEO of Global...

Sep 20, 2013, 08:57 ET

Strong Outpouring Of Support For HUD's New Fair Housing Rule

 The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received overwhelming support in comments regarding its proposed "Affirmatively...

Sep 17, 2013, 09:52 ET

Southern Poverty Law Center Appoints Lisa Sahulka as Chief Operating Officer

National Civil Rights Organization Taps Florida Executive  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today announced the appointment of Lisa...

Sep 13, 2013, 16:44 ET

Teaching Tolerance Magazine Examines How to End Bullying Behavior

Though schools across the nation have adopted anti-bullying policies that protect victims and punish perpetrators, they may be missing an...

Sep 05, 2013, 15:36 ET

Celebrities, Philanthropists, Political Figures to Host 2013 Global Citizen Festival Headlined by Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer in Central Park on September 28

 Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced that the official host committee for the 2013...

Sep 03, 2013, 13:22 ET

Civil Rights Groups Urge OSHA, USDA to Protect Poultry, Meatpacking Plant Workers

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a formal petition today urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the...

Aug 19, 2013, 09:15 ET

iHeartRadio Launches large-scale digital campaign to support the Global Poverty Project

 The Global Poverty Project today announced a partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with...

Aug 08, 2013, 11:39 ET

More Human Trafficking Lawsuits Filed Against Signal International

Lawsuits Underscore Need for Stronger Regulations, Guest Worker Protections  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced that five...

Jul 19, 2013, 10:30 ET

Statement By Philip Tegeler, Executive Director Of The Poverty & Race Research Action Council

HUD FAIR HOUSING RULE MAY OFFER NEW TOOLS FOR ENDING SEGREGATED HOUSING PATTERNS AND COMBATING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION   ...

Jul 12, 2013, 09:03 ET

2013 Global Citizen Festival Announced; Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, And John Mayer On The Great Lawn In Central Park

 The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced the 2013 Global Citizen Festival – a free...

Jun 11, 2013, 17:51 ET

New HUD Report On Housing Discrimination Demonstrates Persistence Of Housing Discrimination But May Understate The Racial Bias Impacting Minority Families Across The Country

 A study on housing discrimination released today by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) demonstrates the persistence of...

Jun 06, 2013, 13:50 ET

Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality

When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant...