Friday, December 11, 2009

Various Odds and Ends: Feel Good Friday

Hey everyone!

No particular topic today, just an assortment of fun stuff that will hopefully put a smile on your face.

1) Amnesty International's Write-a-thon happened yesterday, and was a great event (as always). I couldn't attend the event at the Canadian National Office, as I was busy writing the Economics exam from hell, but here's a quick update on what went down. (And just so you know, it's not too late to participate! You can always write letters!)

-more than 2,500 Write-for-Rights events across Canada
-to date, more than 3,700 letters written (and more being added to the total every hour)
-to date, about $8,700 dollars have been raised for Amnesty International Canada (and more is being added every day!)

2) A just-released documentary about Indian sex workers campaigning for their rights with the local grassroots organization SANGRAM. These women have effectively mobilized, collectivized, spoken out against sex worker discrimination, and have taken important steps in HIV prevention. Watch the amazing short documentary here.

3) This video was produced by Providence St. Vincent Medical Centre in Portland, Oregon, with the help of over 200 utterly awesome employees. The purpose of the video is to promote breast cancer awareness, and the video has certainly gone viral, with almost 5 million you tube views. And the video is totally successful in putting a smile on my face for a much-needed Friday afternoon DANCE PARTY YEEEEESSSSSSS.

Leave your favourite feel-good links, videos, etc. in the comments, and have a great weekend, everybody!

Steph :)


  1. The pink glove dance is pretty much guaranteed to brighten any day. Thanks Steph!

  2. Those are great :).
    - nadya