By Cliff Morrison, as told to Brooke Porter Katz
In the early 1980s, Cliff Morrison did what no other San Francisco General Hospital staff member had the guts to do: come up with a humane way to treat and care for AIDS patients. We sat down with him to learn more about the life-changing initiative—and how the legacy of Ward 5B lives on.
The human touch.
It seems like such a simple thing, but for San Francisco General Hospital nurses and doctors in the early 1980s, putting their hands on patients suffering from what was known at the time as “gay cancer” was unthinkable.
North America is one of the most diverse regions globally, but is this reflected in its arts? Arts and culture capture the spirit of the time and communities. They help bring people together by sparking conversations, raising awareness on important and relevant issues, and fostering a sense of belonging as viewers relate to the story behind a piece.
But the arts sector has faced the challenge of creating a space that is reflective of everyone. Whoever creates and curates art impacts who feels reflected within it and how people can engage with it.
If Dawn Wurst had listened to a well-meaning teacher in high school who told her she shouldn't pursue a career in engineering because of her difficulty with math, her future might have looked very different.
“But because of my personality, when he told me that I shouldn't do something, I decided to do it,” said Wurst, who today is vice president of process and asset safety at Georgia-Pacific.
On May 19th, Viacom talent and employees participated in the annual AIDS Walk New York. AIDS Walk NYC is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. Viacom has been a long-standing champion in the fight against HIV/AIDS through its programming, cause marketing initiatives, and support of events like these. This year, more than 50 Viacom employees signed up for the Walk and approximately $20,000 has been raised.
by Dave Armon, Chief Executive Officer, 3BL Media
Last fall, 3BL Media honored chef José Andrés as the inaugural Brands Taking Stands Humanitarian Award winner for feeding millions of hungry survivors of devastating hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters.
We all marveled at the efficiency of Andrés’ World Central Kitchen as the nonprofit rapidly erected feeding centers in Puerto Rico, Haiti and Nicaragua to cook and distribute hot, nutritious meals.
Aflac has been a supporter of Beads of Courage,
Funding aids remediation efforts at 683 Northland Ave., and purchase of a van for student transportation
BUFFALO, N.Y. /3BL Media/ – National Grid is a longtime supporter of developing the workforce of the future. The most recent example of these efforts is working with Northland Workforce Training Center to achieve its remediation targets at its 683 Northland Ave. headquarters and training facility.
The training center opened last year in a building located on about 35 acres in an historic manufacturing district on Buffalo’s East Side. Prior to doing so, Northland needed to redevelop the building and nearby streetscape.
by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.
By Scott Wood
As a Cruise Director for an expedition travel company in the Arctic and Antarctic, Meghan Kelly often found herself in conversations with locals about the receding coastline. She heard how decreasing sea ice is diminishing traditional hunting grounds, along with the passages between one community and the next in the Arctic. For the families who have been there for generations, surviving means adapting to a warmer climate.
$5 million grant to support Catalyst’s “Men Advocating Real Change” program
By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability
At VMware, we’re optimistic about the power of technology to help solve big societal problems and are committed to leading responsibly. One of our key focus areas is about changing our relationship with energy. According to the U.N.’s report, as a society we need to shift 70-85 percent of electricity to renewable energy sources by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Data centers are responsible for two percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—roughly the same as global air travel.
For over two decades, Booz Allen has been a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, and questioning employees can thrive. Pride Month 2019 is an opportunity to celebrate the firm’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.
Increasing foothold to 25 countries, LIXIL refreshes its strategy to accelerate improved sanitation to the world
TOKYO, June 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (“LIXIL”), maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced today that its SATO social business has turned profitable in Bangladesh, demonstrating that it can make a positive social impact while sustaining itself financially. With SATO products now present in over 25 countries, an increase of 10 countries in less than a year, LIXIL also refreshed its strategy to tackle the global sanitation crisis in anticipation of even further growth of its social business around the world.
A call to arms to create spaces with brighter days and darker nights
Watersprint purifies contaminated water using technology based on blue LEDs, a development that won the Nobel prize in 2014. A collaboration with local entrepreneurs is bringing the tech to Bangladesh
Across Bangladesh, water is readily available to 97% of the population, but it is not always fit for human consumption. As such, 4 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.