Leaders in Equality: LGBTQ Youth Honored by Colin Higgins Foundation

It’s not every day that three LGBTQ youth are handed their Colin Higgins Courage Awards from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. Phuong Tseng, Daunasia Yancey, and Cyrus Sinai became the first Courage Award recipients to stand on the same stage as Johnny Weir, Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, and Robin Williams! (You can read about them on Tides website or on the Colin Higgins Foundation web site.) Congratulations to the 2011 Courage Award winners!

The three winners accepted their Courage Awards on June 27th at Trevor...

Listen: Harvest of Empire

On May 26, Tides was pleased to host our first Tides Learning Community event, Harvest Of Empire: Community Briefing on Immigration, in conjunction with Atlantic Philanthropies, Demos, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Foundations.  The event was held at the Demos office in New York City and gathered a packed audience from diverse backgrounds in philanthropy, advocacy, journalism, and others.  Panelists included Eduardo López of EVS Communications, Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change, Anthony Romero of...

Tides 35th Anniversary Poster Design Contest

Artists and storytellers are an integral part of creating social change—you help illustrate messages, draw connections, and make our movements more compelling and beautiful.  It is in this spirit, that we invite poster submissions from artists, graphic designers and anyone in the Tides community in celebration of our 35th Anniversary (self-taught artists and amateur designs are very welcome).  Submissions can be drawn from any area of Tides’ issue areas, reflect on building community for social change, or offer...

Nominate a Young Activist for the 2011 Mario Savio Young Activist Award

Nominations are due before June 30, 2011. Forms and additional information are available by going to www.savio.org, or e-mailing savio at sonic dot net.

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Breaking Down Barriers on the Road to Prosperity at Netroots Nation 2011

Keynote: Breaking Down Barriers on the Road to Prosperity Friday, June 17th 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Keynote, General Session Hall A Panel: www.netrootsnation.org/node/1842 Video: www.netrootsnation.org/node/1897

The Declaration of Independence aims high: it declares every individual should be able to pursue his or her happiness. But we’ve gummed up our economy--which should propel us in this hot pursuit--with roadblocks, keeping many of us from moving ahead, particularly young...

Last chance to register for the Games for Change Festival 2011

Editor's Note: Tides is proud to partner with Games for Change to promote this innovative conference focusing on games and play in education and social change movements.  Look for our Program Manager Irene Kao at the conference in a couple of weeks, and enjoy the information below from Game for Change Festival's Jeff Ramos.

Registration for the 8th Annual Games for Change Festival is closing on June 11th. For those of not familiar with Games for Change, our organization is the leading global advocate for making...

Measuring Impact, Sharing Success

Members of the Tides community -- from philanthropists to activists and policy makers -- are constantly creating change in our local communities and on a global scale.  But what metrics do we use to gauge our success?  What stories can we tell to attract  supporters?  Too often it's easy to get caught up on the day-to-day details and it becomes difficult to step back and reflect on the bigger picture, especially when we're dealing with pressing issues like homelessness or immigration, which can literally have...