Still trying to figure out how to give back for 67 minutes on Nelson Mandela International Day? We’ve got a list of a few ideas to get you up in action.
In 1944, a then 26-year-old Nelson Mandela joined forces with a group of other young activists to form the African National Congress Youth League, initiating a movement of determined, nonviolent opposition to apartheid in South Africa and standing for the defense of civil rights and freedom across the continent. For 67 years–and counting–Mandela has honored his commitment to peace and served as a global leader in the fight against inequality. Today, the world celebrates his 93rd birthday by paying respect to a lifetime of service. Nelson Mandela International Day is challenging the world to honor his 67 years of service by giving 67 minutes of our own time.
Here are 10 other starting points to use your hour and change wisely:
1. Fight sexual assault. Come up with an design and you might just win the White House’s “Apps Against Abuse” Challenge
2. Support a young world-changer. Vote for the Do Something Awards finalists that you think should win the $100,000 grand prize grant.
3. Show love to a child. After the earthquake in Japan, 1,400 children were left orphaned and in desperate need of care. Give what you can to help them.
4. Be an ally. Join “Glee” star Cory Monteith as a Straight But Not Narrow supporter of LGBT rights.
5. Be good. Miley Cyrus wants you to Get Your Good On–we say go for it.
6. Keep natural disaster relief at the forefront of your priorities. Will Smith inspires with his commitment to New Orleans.
7. Help Justin Bieber spread the word about safe driving. (Hint: No texting!)
8. Read up about Keep a Child Alive. Help Alicia Keys & Co. support youth in Africa.
9. Lindsay Lohan is spending her free (get it?) time wisely. Read up on her latest cause and help spread the word about No H8.
10. Read up on Act-ion! Like MTV Act on Facebook and spend 67 minutes reading and sharing stories about change.