socialjustice

Sony Invests $1 Million To Support Local Nonprofit Organizations

Sony today has announced an initiative that will see it invest a million dollars across a set of underserved and underrepresented communities by funding the efforts of nonprofits within them. The program is part of Sony’s social justice efforts and funded via its Global Social Justice Fund.

Photo Essay: The Homeless Children on the Streets of Kitale, Kenya

It's five o’clock in the morning, and a cold mist lies upon the small Kenyan town of Kitale. Only if you walk around the empty town at the break of dawn will you notice the part of life that society is hiding. On cold, concrete floors, all over the city, lie hundreds of children fast asleep.

Canon and Nikon Lagging Behind in Fight Against the Use of Conflict Minerals

Conflict minerals are minerals supplied by war-stricken parts of the world in which armed conflict and human rights abuses are prevalent -- minerals that are essential in the manufacture of consumer electronics. There has been a huge push recently to eradicate conflict minerals from the gadget industry, since the trade of these materials lines the pockets of unscrupulous folk and directly funds violence.

The Center for American Progress's Enough Project is trying to get major manufacturers involved by releasing an annual ranking on how well those companies are doing in avoiding conflict minerals. The latest report, released earlier this month, shows that certain camera companies -- namely Canon and Nikon -- are lagging behind big-time when it comes to being involved in this matter.

Photographer Lisa Kristine Talks About Her Photos of Modern Day Slavery

San Francisco-based photographer Lisa Kristine has spent the past 28 years documenting indigenous cultures in 70 countries on 6 continents around the world. More recently, she has been working with the organization Free the Slaves, using her photography to document the monstrosity that is modern day slavery.

The video above is a powerfully moving talk Kristine recently gave at TEDxMaui about the subject and her photography that is meant to make a difference.