I'm dedicating this year’s THRIVEGulu fundraiser to the memory of our beloved Papa Jim, who just passed away. He was a hero & father, not just to me & my family, but to everyone in our Ugandan family as well. So, my birthday wish is that this year you donate to THRIVEGulu in Jim’s memory. To show you all how much your generosity means to all of us, this year I've collected a whole bunch of new SERIOUS perks and prizes that we'll be giving away to the peeps who donate & JOIN US! Check 'em out!
Via THRIVE Gulu Films on Vimeo. I hope you enjoyed this film from our Filmmaking Workshop last year. It's one of my favorites. Read more about the workshop in the report from Kristal, THRIVEGulu volunteer.
And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved with THRIVEGulu on the Program Launch last week! Our brand new THRIVEGulu center is now "officially" open!!! Our Program Launch was a day full of dancing, music, celebration, and hope. We shared our excitement and common goals with over 100 members of the local community as well as dozens of local government officials. The ribbon is cut, and we've planted the seeds for the future of THRIVEGulu and the people of northern Uganda!
See all the photos on our THRIVEGulu Facebook Page
Our fundraising video :) Thank you Bonneville.
From EthicsBrandeis on Youtube
I am slowly overcoming my fear of public speaking. I know I know, this might sound weird because I am an actress, but there is something about slipping into a role that is so much less scary than talking to large groups of people about things that matter to me.
I'm glad to be facing this fear because my Mom, Judy, and I were invited by an old friend, Marci McPhee, to give the Keynote address at DEIS Impact!, a "festival of social justice" thrown by The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life and the Student Union at Brandeis. We spoke about THRIVEGulu, the not-for-profit organization that my Mom created in 2010 to assist the communities of Northern Uganda to heal from the traumatic events of war, sexual enslavement, extreme poverty and lost opportunities.
Many thanks to Marci, Brandeis University, Momma Judy and all those who came out to participate. I believe in this work and have seen first-hand what it can do!
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