Category: Activism

Keira Knightley Appeals for Help for East African Famine Victims

Keira Knightley is appealing to the public to help victims of famine in East Africa. In February, famine conditions were declared in parts of South Sudan and Somalia by the United Nations. It has affected approximately 16 million people, including those in neighboring areas of Kenya and Ethiopia. “When I visited South Sudan, I saw for myself how families are… Read more →

Jared Padalecki Launches Tee to Support Orlando Victims

The new tee, part of the “I Am Enough” campaign, launched at Represent.com/Jared with a line of apparel that includes tees, tanks and hoodies emblazoned with the logo “I Am Enough. Love Yourself First” in rainbow- or solid-colored lettering. The campaign was developed as a fundraiser to benefit OneOrlando and the official Pulse Victims’ Fund Page for Equality Florida —… Read more →

Adam Clayton Visits Students From Music Generation

Adam Clayton visited with students from Music Generation in support of the program and a recent donation made by U2, along with the Ireland Fund. These donations ensured that the program will continue to run through 2020 and beyond. The program has also received a commitment of additional funding from the Department of Education, who have committed ongoing funding, allowing… Read more →

Angelina Jolie Visits Myanmar

Angelina Jolie visited a factory in Myanmar where she met with female workers to learn more about their difficult living conditions, according to the Daily Mail. Jolie, who serves as a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, spent four days in the country, including a visit with Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who spend decades… Read more →

U2 Contribute to Irish Hospice Foundation Book

U2 are among the contributors to a new book, Sons+Fathers, supporting the Irish Hospice Foundation. Other contributors include Bill Clinton, Colin Farrell, Roddy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor, Colum McCann, Salman Rushdie, Neil Jordan, Gabriel Byrne, and Daniel Day Lewis, according to Hot Press. The book “celebrates the unique relationship between a man and his child,” and was inspired by U2 frontman… Read more →