A powerful new video from the Anti-Defamation League asks us what Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Harvey Milk, and other activists would have accomplished had their lives not been cut short by hatred.
The video was released to mark the League's 100th anniversary. “After 100 years of fighting bigotry and fostering respect,” reads the press release, “we are celebrating our successes, while at the same time recognizing that we still have a long way to go to achieve the reality of a world without hate.” Watch the moving vid, set to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” then check out our list of other organizations that are working to stop hatred of all kinds.
+ Watch Imagine a World Without Hate.
Photo: JWOWW looks so gorge in her NOH8 campaign! (Adam Bouska)
The NOH8 campaign is the brainchild of photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. It was launched in direct response to California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. Adam has taken photos of thousands of people -- from the Kardashians to JWOWW, wearing “NOH8” face paint with duct tape over their mouths to symbolize their voices being silenced by the government. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act this week so let's hope this campaign proves to be very effective ASAP.
+ A Thin Line
Photo: Pete Wentz may have taken a break from FOB but he'll never take one from fighting digital abuse! (Getty)
Sticks and stones may break his bones, but Prince Harry’s nudie pics will be online forever. From mean Tweets, to embarrassing pics, to text message threats, cyberbullying is real -- and painful! 17% of young people have been threatened or manipulated online or via text! A Thin Line works overtime to teach us our digital rights and stop those who don’t respect them. Bonus: Pete Wentz is a fan of the org so maybe he'll talk about it during Fall Out Boy's reunion tour?!
+ Love is Louder
Photo: Demi is clearly the epitome of Love Is Louder! (Seventeen Magazine)
Love is Louder is an initiative founded by MTV and the Jed Foundation to prove that love can overcome everything. From bullying and depression to natural disasters and man-made tragedies, the campaign encourages people to share their stories through photos and videos, and take action to spread love around the world. Love is Louder’s large list of celebrity supporters includes Demi Lovato, P!nk, my imaginary hubby Tyler Posey, and campaign founder Brittany Snow.