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Dispatch 10.2
May 2010
Cultural Diversity

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    Global Art Exposure

Do you want to share your artistic skills with the world? TIG is looking for young artists to feature in our Global Gallery. Complete your artist profile, showcase your best work and show off your talents to the world.

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    Say NO to Tobacco!

Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the World. To draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and to the preventable death and disease it causes, the World Health Organization introduced May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. TakingITGlobal invites you to test your knowledge about tobacco while playing our Tobacco Card Game! Participate and learn more about tobacco in a fun way!

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    Youth and Sustainability

Next month's Dispatch will be focusing on Youth and Sustainability. World Environment Day is annually celebrated on June 5. Unlike many other International Days, World Environment Day is a people's event with many different activities such as street and bicycle rallies, parades and green concerts. Visit TakingITGlobal's events page to find out if there is an event in your neighborhood that you can join or just submit your own world Environment Day event by adding it to our global database of youth events!

Cultural Diversity

"They say that you can't truly learn a language without immersing yourself in its culture. The same can be said the other way around, you cannot truly experience a culture, without knowing the language".

May 21 was the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. We invite you to join the dialogue through our multilingual blog contest.

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Tread Lightly: Low Carbon Lunch Challenge

The food system is responsible for approximately 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reduce your carbon footprint and take a bite out of climate change, starting with your lunch. Commit to packing a Low Carbon Lunch and see what a big difference small changes can make!

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G8/G20 Summit

In June, the most powerful leaders from around the world will gather around two summit tables, the G8 table in Huntsville and the G20 table in Toronto. The decisions they make will affect the future of life on our planet. TIG is proud to support two related initiatives: Get involved with At the Table's Short Change Video contest: create an engaging 30 second video and tell world leaders what changes you want to see. TIG is also proud to be a partner in the G(irls) 20 Summit bringing together girls from the G20 nations to discuss and promote tangible, scalable solutions toward economic prosperity.

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International AIDS Conference: July 18-23, 2010

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. Vienna, Austria will be hosting the Right Here, Right Now conference between July 18-23, 2010. The Conference aims to underscore that the protection of human rights is a fundamental prerequisite to an effective response to HIV. TIG's Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS is helping to organize youth participation at the conference through the Vienna YouthForce.

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