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New Study Cites Changing Demographics and Trends in Digital Game Play

Increase in Use by Women and Children Offers Digital Games Industry the Opportunity to Improve Kids’ Health & Education, says The Children’s Partnership

Santa Monica, CA—On June 7th, The Children’s Partnership released Game Companies & Social Responsibility: The Time is Now, the result of a yearlong study of the $25.1 billion digital game industry and its current—and potential—participation in social responsibility efforts. Released during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the report provides a focused...

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To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

PBS’ To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe' is the only woman-owned news analysis program on national and international TV.  The program brings thoughtful, intelligent analysis to a multi-platform audience (TV, WiFi, Web, Twitter) and covers issues not covered in depth by any other show on TV.
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Why We Support the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

#OccupyWallStreet is clearly a people’s movement.  However, the media has attempted to undermine its legitimacy by minimizing its goals and effectiveness, and they have missed the power of this movement in addressing various issues and becoming a force in various cities, sectors, and elections.  As CEO Melissa L. Bradley comments, Tides is proud of #OccupyWallStreet and looks forward to the future of the movement.
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Broadcasting Opportunity: How Community Radio Powers Social Change

Ninety percent of Americans use radio at least once a week, making it the most common point of connection today.  And thanks to the passage of the Local Community Radio Act, groups will soon have the opportunity to start community radio stations in cities and towns across the country—as early as next summer.  As Danielle Chynoweth of the Prometheus Radio Project notes, this marks the largest expansion of community radio in U.S. history, and in many areas, will be the first such opportunity in more than 30 years.
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London's Burning: Who's Responsible?

"Basically we nearly died!" was my niece Roxana’s Facebook status. It was accompanied by a few seconds of video she’d taken with her phone, showing a group of young men hurling objects and up-ending a car. Initially a response to the fatal police shooting of Londoner Mark Duggan, the riots in London spread throughout the capital and then throughout the country.  During this wave of riots, I’ve observed that those with liberal or center-left views seem more likely than before to see this as individual rather than a societal problem. We had laughed when Margaret Thatcher first told us that there was "no such thing as society," but maybe her words took root.
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Melissa Bradley in Forbes: A Convener of Ideas, People, and Investments for Social Change

We're pleased to share that Tides CEO Melissa L. Bradley was recently interviewed by Rahim Kanani for the Forbes blog.  In the interview, Melissa reflects on Tides' leadership in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector over the last 35 years, and also offers her analysis of the changes the sector has faced and her vision for how Tides will grow to meet new challenges and opportunities.
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Today: Tides Community Member on NPR's Fresh Air

Today's edition of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross will feature Jose Antonio Vargas, a founder of Define American, a Tides project, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who courageously shared the story of his life as an undocumented immigrant. You can find when it airs in your local NPR station here.
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Nominate a Young Activist for the 2011 Mario Savio Young Activist Award

REMINDER:  Mario Savio Young Activist Award nominations are due by Thursday, June 30, 2011. This award provides a cash prize of $6,000, divided equally between the award winner and his or her organization.  Young people between the ages of 16-26 working for progressive social change in the United States are eligible.
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Last chance to register for the Games for Change Festival 2011

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.  We invite everyone to check out the Games for Change Festival website and explore the content that will make an impact on you. As a special offer to the Tides community, register with the discount code "tides" to save 10% on registration. All Access passes are extremely limited as we are less than a week away from closing ticket sales.
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Game Changers: Interactive Media Makes Social Change

Tides is proud to highlight the work of innovative organizations like Games for Change, the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact.  By supporting and showcasing digital and non-digital games, Games for Change engages children, youth, and adults to think about and take action on a wide range of pressing social issues, racial inequalities, livable communities, and energy consumption.

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