Sunday, November 22, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Special Week-End Edition): On Global Citizen Prize


Global Citizen Prize

Mark Your Calendars For December!




Global Citizen Prize recognizes the remarkable people among us who dedicate their lives to defeating extreme poverty.


Now, the inspirational award ceremony is back, with John Legend as host for a second year! Global Citizen Prize will broadcast and stream globally in December — starting with NBC on Dec. 19, and then airing in countries all over the world in the following days."


As well as honoring action-taking world leaders, Global Citizens, young people, artists, and more, the show will feature inspirational stories of human strength and unforgettable artist performances, reminding each of us that, together, we’ll come out of this year stronger.


Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more announcements about who will join us as performers, presenters, and even award winners, and how you can tune in wherever you are. 


Before the show, we need your help! We’ve just launched a public vote to help decide who among three extraordinary young activists will be presented with the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award, and receive $250,000 to support their organization. 


Read about the three inspiring finalists here and tell us your favorite to help decide the winner.


Thanks for having your say, and stay tuned!

The Global Citizen Team

Friday, November 20, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Weekly EditionI): On Technology, the Future of Democracy & the Week That Was

Our team chose this talk as our World continues to face profound headwinds as COVID continues to rage on, President Trump in the United States continues to challenge Election Results and Ethopia is faced with the prospect of Civil War.

Here is a snapshot of the World as it was this week:

Defense One Alert
November 17, 2020

Trump Orders Hasty Afghanistan, Iraq Drawdowns to Beat Biden Inauguration
By Katie Bo Williams

President Trump’s new acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Tuesday announced that the United States will draw down its forces in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 troops in each country by Jan. 15, just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. 

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