1. Urban Stone #LOVEnLIFT campaign

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    Urban Stone is launching a crowdfunding campaign in the end of 2014. Find the campaign on "Indiegogo" here: indiegogo.com/campaigns/LOVEnLIFT Use the hashtag #LOVEnLIFT to help promote the campaign. This is an opportunity to support a unique employee-ownership business model for people who were formerly incarcerated and the urban poor, creating green, low-skill manufacturing jobs in our backyards. #LOVEnLIFT #DefeatMassInc #GreenJobs

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    • Neighborhood Transformation - Causes and Solutions for Poverty

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      A non-profit organization approached me and asked if I could assist in developing a series of videos that would start a dialogue about how to make global changes on a local level. I recommended Barry Asmus, and made the contact. I then directed a videographer for a multi-camera shoot with a dolly, and interviewed Dr. Asmus. This is used online to engage perspective leaders in a dialogue with the Collaborative for Neighborhood Transformation http://www.neighborhoodtransformation.net/index.php

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      • Tancho's VidBlog #1 September 2014

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        My first month working in the depressed areas of Davao and Zamboanga, Philippines.

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        • What Is A Scheme?

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          What is a Scheme? And What is 20schemes? A short, animated history of social housing in Scotland, and an introduction to 20schemes. At 20schemes we desire to plant and revitalise gospel-preaching churches in at least 20 of Scotland's poorest communities.

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          • The Poor Wise Man by Viv Grigg

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            Viv Grigg (speaker) has catalyzed several networks of communities of workers who choose to live in the slums of over 40 emerging mega-cities, creating a plethora of organizations that transform poverty. Drawing: Ben Weeks DP: David Stewart Score: John Poon Special thanks: Blake Morrow & Seyar Hail

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            • Shiraz Akhtar Wajih - President, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group

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              Interview with Shiraz Akhtar Wajih, President, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group during COP 19/CMP 9 in Warsaw, Poland.

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              • Daniel Mensah Komieter - Board Member, Recnowa Initiative

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                Interview with Daniel Mensah Komieter, Board Member, Recnowa Initiative during COP 19/CMP 9 in Warsaw, Poland.

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                • Momentum for Change: Urban Poor Special Event

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                  This event showcased climate action by and for people living in poverty in urban centres, including an activity that brings solar energy to Bangalore's slums and one that employs street youth to turn recyclable waste into low-carbon businesses.

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                  • Vanesa Broto - 4PCCD

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                    Interview with Vanesa Broto from Public Private People Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development (4PCCD) during COP 19/CMP 9.

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                    • Where We Live Matters

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                      We often perceive slums as dark dens of poverty and despair, where criminals, juvenile delinquents, and squatters wander aimlessly amongst ramshackle, makeshift structures. We draw a clear distinction between the slum dwellers and ourselves: they are the “other”. This is how slums across the world have long been portrayed in popular discourse. In 2007, for the first time in history, the world's population was more urban than rural. One out three city dwellers – one billion people around the world – lives in a slum. Urban development now appears to be synonymous with a concurrent growth in urban poverty. This rapidly growing gap between the urban rich and poor is most evident in developing countries. Slums are becoming the most prevalent type of urban residential settlement in the developing world. “Where we live matters” is the story of the residents of the Paga Hill slum in Port Moresby, the capital city of the southwestern Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, in which 45 percent of the population lives in slum neighborhoods. On 12 May 2012, some one hundred police officers armed with assault rifles and machetes descended on the Paga Hill slum with the aim of driving out its residents and demolishing one of Port Moresby's oldest neighborhoods. This forced eviction was being carried out to make room for Paga Hill Estates, an “exclusive” residential development project overlooking Port Moresby bay. This attempted eviction, initiated by a Development Company, constituted a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights, including the right to adequate housing. Though the eviction was eventually halted due to the intervention of Papua New Guinea opposition leader Dame Carol Kidu, police forces had already nevertheless managed to demolish Paga Hill 21 homes. Slums are often perceived as dark, frightening places, the corners of our cities that we often choose not to see. Paga Hill is no different. The images presented in this project put human faces on Paga Hill's residents, telling their personal stories rather than leaving them relegated to statistics, stigma and prejudice. Where we live matters. Our place of residence dictates whether or not we have access to basic services, whether or not we are employable, indeed, if we are even fully human in society's eyes. This project aims to challenge the viewer's perception of slum dwellers and to highlight the critical truth that, irrespective of a person's place of residence, all people have the same basic needs, hopes and fears.

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