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A Week Filled With Social Good
This last week Mashable, 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation presented the second annual Social Good Summit in New York City. Held during UN week, the Summit presented new big ideas and highlighted exciting progress that is being made in the social good sector which was live-streamed globally over the internet.
Click here to watch a recap of the livestream event.
Sessions lasted 10-20 minutes in a live conversation setting and left listeners with new insights and hopefully peaked some peoples interests to get involved in new causes. Many important global issues were brought to the forefront of discussion, revealing new shocking statistics, and new innovations. A variety of topics were highlighted from micro-financing, the power of youth, storytelling, technology, networking, and media usage.
There were many profound speakers with brilliant things to say like Eli Weisel, Geena Davis, and Desmond Tutu to name a few. If you didn't get to see these discussions make sure to visit the daily highlights on Mashable:
There were so many great quotes all week long, encouraging engagement in social good and philanthropy, but one of our favorite to sum up the Social Good week was said by Yossi Vardi:
“There are many ways to prescribe happiness but there is one way that is available to everybody, it’s not very expensive … it’s very democratic, and everyone has access to it. It is: Find someone who needs help and help him for no ulterior motive.”
We highly encourage you to check out the thought-provoking discussions and share with your friends and families to continue these discussions offline or over twitter #socialgood.