Cause Celebre

Cause Célèbre premiered on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at The Players. Created by Food For Thought’s Founding Artistic Director, Susan Charlotte. Cause Célèbre is devoted to fostering an enhanced understanding of psychological, physical and social issues by presenting plays related to a particular cause, performed by our finest actors.

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Niroga Institute

Niroga Institute, was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization, which strives to foster health and well being for individuals, families, and communities through the practice of Mindful Yoga. The Sanskrit word, Niroga, means ‘freedom from disease’ or integral health – health of body, mind, and spirit.

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United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. Mission: To prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflicts around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and providing analysis, education and resources to those working for peace.

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The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

The mission of Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) is to combat and alleviate poverty through preventive poverty services, education and advocacy–specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger. CCC tackles these problems on multiple fronts by addressing the immediate and beyond-emergency needs of the underserved, while seeking long-term policy solutions that will benefit both clients and the greater community.

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The Gathering for Justice

The Gathering for Justice was founded in 2005 by Harry Belafonte after he witnessed a news report of a 5 year old black girl being handcuffed and arrested in her Florida classroom for “being unruly”. The Gathering’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system that enliven mass incarceration.

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Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence

The mission of the Brady Organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. Of the 32,000 people who die from gun violence in this country each year, how many could be saved?

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Gays Against Guns

Gays Against Guns NY is an inclusive group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry’s chain of death–investors, manufacturers, the NRA and other lobby groups, and their puppets in Congress that block good gun laws.

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Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy that is dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France and China. By providing scholarship awards to multinational students, enabling them to study in one another’s homelands, the Foundation aims to shape the next generation of global citizen, along with a new class of international policy makers.

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Sandy Hook Promise

The Sandy Hook Promise was created to prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child. Our Approach is to build a national movement of parents, schools and community organizations engaged and empowered to deliver gun violence prevention programs and mobilize for the passage of sensible state and national policy.

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New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

The mission of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) is to reduce gun violence through legislative advocacy and education designed to encourage action, influence public opinion and lead to policy change. With a primary focus on New York State, NYAGV also advocates at the local and national levels for laws, policies and practices that protect New York State residents, particularly youth, from gun violence.

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Save Our Streets

Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) is a community-based effort to end gun violence in our neighborhood. The Save Our Streets staff is comprised of full-time Program Managers and Outreach Workers and part-time Violence Interrupters. The outreach staff all have first-hand knowledge of street life and gang life and live in or near the program target area.

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Stop Trafficking of People

STOP is an outgrowth of a United Nations anti-trafficking unit that went by the same acronym (Special Trafficking Operations Program). The experiences in Bosnia and Liberia led to the realization that sex trafficking across borders is a global problem, and that rescuing victims is not enough as local authorities frequently treat many of those rescued, as criminals or immigration law breakers.

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Safe and Sound Schools

We are Safe and Sound. Sandy Hook parents, educators, and community members—all inspired by our children and educators who perished on December 14, 2012.

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Shepherds

Shepherds is a non-profit organization serving the needs of Connecticut’s inner-city high school students who might otherwise fall between the cracks in the public school system. By providing financial support for a college preparatory education at a non-public high school, an adult Mentor, and teaching academic and life skills, Shepherds empowers young people to build a stronger foundation for future success.

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Institute for Economics & Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value.

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Global Peace Film Festival

The GPFF presents films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues.

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