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Peter Gabriel Urges President of Mexico to End Violence Against Women
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THE HUB: Peter Gabriel Meets with President of Mexico to End Violence Against Women
Peter Gabriel and Patricia Cervantes, whose daughter was brutally murdered in Chihuahua in 2003, delivered thousands of petitions from around the world to Mexico's President Felipe Calderón. They urged him to take action to end violence against women and we are thrilled with the results. Read more here.

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 Soul of the New Machine Conference: University of California Berkeley: May 4-5
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April 30 Event: WITNESS at PEN World Voices Festival 2009
We are pleased to be participating in the PEN World Voices Festival for a second year in a row. On April 30th, we will be part of a panel discussion entitled "Quiet Revolutions in Storytelling." The event is free, and we encourage you to check out the complete line up of this amazing 7-day festival in NYC. Go >> 

  Info-Activism Camp in Bangalore India
The first international camp of its kind, the Info-Activism camp brought together 125+ activists and technologists to discuss how participants are using technology in human rights work. View videos from workshops and discussions.  Congratulations to Former WITNESS Board Member, Van Jones
Van Jones' recent appointment as "Green Jobs" adviser to the Obama administration is a testament to his work in bridging the environmental and social justice movements. Chris Michael looks back at Van's work with WITNESS and his continued use of video as an advocacy tool. See it >>
 
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