By Ken Patterson
At least 43 groups held Outreach–Stand Up events on October 17 and an additional 10+ groups are planning on using the Dr. Paul Farmer recording for outreach events in the coming several weeks. Great work everyone! Let’s grow this movement! Read More.
By Crickett Nicovich
Last week there were 45 people sitting in my living room listening like school children to their teacher at story time. Our teacher was Lucy Chesire, the first Kenyan woman to come out as an HIV-positive health care worker in her country in the mid-1990s. She works with KANCO — Kenyan AIDS NGO Consortium — a partner organization of RESULTS. Lucy is an internationally-known patient advocate for HIV/TB and has first-hand experience with the deadly synergy between these diseases. Read More.
By Sammi Fredenburg
As Stand Up quickly approaches next weekend, I find that I have self-victimized myself to the tyranny of the urgent. I inquired about a paid position at World Vision to find myself in that position within days, and my life of volunteer leisure has been momentarily disturbed while I adjust to a multi-county commute and essentials like laundry and dishes, while dealing with guilt about obligations like this that that seem to be getting less than I wish to give them. Over the years I have come to adopt the Klingon philosophy, as Worf tried to teach his young son, about honor. I can either do the job to standard, or I can do it to honor. Read More.
Marianne Williamson, renowned author, speaker, and RESULTS/REF board member, inspired a crowd of 350
By Stacy Carkonen
There wasn’t a seat in the house at the Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, when Marianne Williamson took the mic at the RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund Benefit in Detroit. Williamson, a former Detroit native and hometown hero brought fans from near and far to hear her message about powerful citizen activism and the role women play in being fierce leaders in the movement. The event also featured local RESULTS volunteers and RESULTS and Microcredit Summit founder Sam Daley-Harris. Mary Albertson, RESULTS volunteer and organizing committee member, said, “I was in tears afterwards, it was so inspiring and overwhelming, and you could tell that Sam loved what Marianne was saying, and she him. It was an awesome connection!” Congratulations and thank you to all of the staff and volunteers that helped make this an event to remember. Read More.