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The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) , the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. This year’s theme is Latinos Unite! Let's stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV! The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, provide HIV prevention information and access to care.
Tomorrow, December 1, 2010, is World AIDS Day.
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1 in 6. That's the number of Americans who will struggle with hunger today.
Live on a food stamp budget
For one day, live on a food stamp budget. Try to stretch those dollars to feed yourself and see how difficult it is to eat nutritiously. (The average person receives $133.77 a month in benefits or roughly $4.45 a day
For one day, live on a food stamp budget. Try to stretch those dollars to feed yourself and see how difficult it is to eat nutritiously. (The average person receives $133.77 a month in benefits or roughly $4.45 a daySeptember is Hunger Action Month, and Feeding America is asking all Americans to take action to fight domestic hunger. The need in this country is tremendous – but so is the impact that you can have.
Throughout Hunger Action Month, Feeding America’s nationwide network of more than 200 food banks is calling upon communities to take action through the “30 Ways in 30 Days” campaign. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or giving of your time and energy, find the way that’s right for you to make a difference during Hunger Action Month.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
From Harlem to Brooklyn and Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue, the Dutch influence on New York City life is all around us. The Dutch and the City not only share a history; today groundbreaking Dutch designers, fashionable artists and innovative architects continue to inspire many New Yorkers. As you walk around the city, you’ll find Dutch contemporary art, architecture and design are everywhere!
Often inspired by the Dutch masters yet guided by a contemporary vision, contemporary Dutch painters and sculptors are at the forefront of the New York art scene. Marlene Dumas and Aernout Mik exhibited at MoMA and the museum is currently showing works of Dutch conceptual artists from the sixties and seventies. The Museum of the City of New York hosts the exhibition Dutch Seen, with twelve Dutch photographers (including the legendary Rineke Dijkstra) whose work captures New York City.
Fashionistas are strutting down the city streets wearing Dutch fashion designers like Viktor & Rolf, Blueblood and Gsus. Since 2007, the highly successful denim brand G-Star shows at New York Fashion Week and has become the talk of the town.
Dutch design can also be found at the Prada Flagship store, designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, and at the recently opened Droog Design Store. Moss Gallery in Soho exhibits many Dutch designers such as Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job and Claudy Jongstra. Claudy’s felt designs are also part of the Fashioning Felt exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Also on display at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, is Design for a Living World, featuring contemporary designs inspired by nature and considerate of its resources by Dutch designers Hella Jongerius and Christien Meindertsma, among others.
Another cool example of Dutch design in the streets of New York is the façade of the recently opened Museum of Arts and Design. It features a custom-designed glazing created by Royal Tichelaar Makkum, one of the oldest companies of the Netherlands. This mixture of past and present, of classic craftsmanship and contemporary design, exemplifies the history and the future the Dutch and New York share.
Looking ahead to the future, Dutch architect Florian Idenburg’s designs strive for a greener New York. His 'Green Roofs' project is a promising example of the integration of architecture, innovation and sustainability. The West 8 landscape architects & urban planners bring another exciting project to look forward to. They are designing a sustainable and unique park for the 21st century on Governors Island. Last but not least, is the New Amsterdam Pavilion, designed by renowned architect Ben van Berkel, as part of the NY400 celebration. The pavilion will be erected at The Battery in downtown Manhattan, as a nod to the future as well as to our shared history.