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Stand Up! Global Stand Against Poverty Comes to Lincoln Center

Malaya V. Saldana

Stand-Up ILO UNDP 2009

Photo courtesy of standagainstpoverty.org.

Lincoln Center is a place of expression; it is a place where the voices of artists and influential figures resonate to a worldwide audience. Now, Lincoln Center has a chance to take expression from the level of exhibition to actuality.

On Sunday, September 19th, 2010 Lincoln Center is hosting a powerful global event: STAND UP Take Action Against Poverty. Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center and many other venues across the globe are standing up to express the voice of the mute; the voice of the millions of people living in poverty.

Stand Up Take Action Against poverty is the largest social mobilization the world has seen, it aims to remind world leaders to honor their millennium goals to end poverty and inequality by 2015.

The timing of this event is perfect: on September 20-22, 192 world leaders will meet in New York to discuss the MDGs. This is OUR chance as students, as citizens, to make a sincere difference. To demand that leaders remember who they are truly representing.

So, what can we do?

Visit this website to see in-depth details of what students have the power to do. We have that 1 in a million chance to give voice to the millions of people who are silenced by poverty and disease.

There will be activists from across the globe, media coverage, guest speakers, and musical entertainment.

We can realize these lofty goals by 2015 if we have the guts to walk down the block and stand up for something that is undeniably right.

So attend, and if you’re up to it volunteer. Stand up & Speak Up. Who knows maybe just a quick walk down the street can impact the lives of millions. Hey, it might even change the way you look at yours.


September 19 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Josie Robertson Plaza (Lincoln Center)

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY

To learn more, check out this video:

Be sure to look out for more ways to volunteer, to be passionate about positive change and to earn some great friends, experiences and karma points along the way on the Observatory!

  1. S.K.
    September 20, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Malaya ❤ ya! lol
    I'm glad you're doing your college stuff girl!
    Little Activist, huh? You brilliant little writer, you. Atlanta misses you (But I miss you the most)
    Your Mariana k.

  2. Paola Bermudez
    September 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Malaya, this article is ecstatic and genius. It makes me happy to know that the world has you, such an intelligent & resourceful young lady. Please keep me updated with further articles, I know you will get remotely far in life. Congratulations and keep up the positive production and unyielding dedication. Your confabulation is seemingly stupendous.

    Much Love & care,

    Paola B.

  3. Jessica V.
    September 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Hey, I love the “karma points”….Keep up the spirit and you go girl! Keep on inspiring young minds such as yours into acts of generosity and loving kindness.

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