NOW! is a global movement bringing citizens from all over the world together to tackle global issues with action

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Colombe Cahen-Salvador, Andrea Venzon & Laura Giani, the leaders behind NOW!

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In 2016, Colombe, Laura, and Andrea were devastated by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Colombe is French, and Andrea and Laura are Italian. For them, the E.U. …


How Ceyenne Doroshow created sustainable, safe housing, and is cultivating the next generation of Black transgender leaders in the process

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Liberation March, June 2020 in Brooklyn, NY

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Ceyenne Doroshow is an author, activist, and the founder and executive director of G.L.I.T.S., an organization dedicated to creating sustainable housing and healthcare for Black transgender people. In serving her community, Ceyenne has become “the parent that she desperately wanted as a child” for people around the world. …


Nicole àBeckett, co-founder of SameSide, empowers hosts to infuse their existing events with purposeful and participatory action.

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How Anna McAfee sparked #LinkedInLocal. At its height, the community had more than 1,000 hosts leading events in 650 cities across 92 countries.

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In May 2017, Anna McAfee put up a simple post on LinkedIn to see if anyone living in her hometown of Coffs Coast, Australia, wanted to get together. She had just returned after years of living abroad and wanted to “get to know the people behind the profiles” in her area. …


Onyango Otieno co-leads Nyumbani, a group for men who have experienced sexual assault to find support and safety.

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At twenty years old, Ongyango Otieno was the victim of sexual assault and found he had no where to turn. In Kenya, as in many other societies, men are socially conditioned to hold in their pain. …


Jodianne Beckford intentionally created and designed the first Noire Girls Plant event for her first member — herself. Tapping into her own needs struck a chord with others.

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Steve Garguilo sparked change within Johnson & Johnson, the fifth largest company in the world. Today, he supercharges transformation across other organizations.

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Conversations the Smith family had on the show sparked thousands more to do the same. Here’s how the Red Table Talk team supported and supercharged these communities.

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Jada Smith (left) and Kibi Anderson, former President of Red Table Talk (right)

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How creative pros Nate Nichols and Steffi Behringer spun up the Allyship & Action Summit and the Freelance Cyber Summit in response to this year’s hardship.

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Tips from Charlie Todd’s 19 years at the help of Improv Everywhere

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Improv Everywhere’s Mp3 Experiment 2018 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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