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Thanks to Irina Alexandrova from lisaedelsteinnews we’ve got HQ scans from the magazine. For everyone who can understand russian, good reading. For all of the others, enjoy the pics.
Old good times, I’ve added HQs from the Press Conference of Season 4 of House MD
Editorial Shoots > Portraits > Portrait Session #003
Massive HQ update of pictures with Lisa Edelstein at the In The Art Of The City Flagship Fundraiser
Public Apperances > Events from 2012 > A Better LA’s 1st Annual In The Art Of The City Flagship Fundraiser
ENCINO, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Jewish World Watch (JWW) will host the largest anti-genocide event in America on Sunday, May 20, 2012, when thousands of people participate in the 6th Annual WALK TO END GENOCIDE. The event will raise awareness, support, hope and funds to help the survivors of genocide in Sudan and the victims of mass atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The walk is a non-denominational event that is free and open to everyone.
The morning walk begins and ends at Pan Pacific Park, which is located in close proximity to The Grove shopping mall and Farmers Market. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.
Don Cheadle, Oscar-nominated actor, producer and noted activist with the Enough Project will address the crowd at the event. “I’m walking because the crisis in Darfur is not over,” said Cheadle. Also among the celebrities attending will be actress Lisa Edelstein of House, M.D. and The Good Wife, and actor Josh Radnor of How I Met Your Mother.
“We’ve been so fortunate to have a great turnout the first five years of the walk,” said Fred Kramer, executive director of Jewish World Watch. “By moving from the West Valley to the heart of the Los Angeles, we’re looking forward to sharing this day of activism and solidarity with even more of the growing anti-genocide movement.”
Last year’s walk attracted more than 2,200 people from local synagogues, churches, schools, organizations, and community groups who raised more than $145,000 to support programs like JWW’s Solar Cooker Project for Darfuri refugees and the Chambucha Rape and Crisis Center in Congo. This year’s walk is expected to bring out more people in Los Angeles and organizers hope to raise even more money to help the survivors of genocide.
In Los Angeles, the Walk to End Genocide is the largest public demonstration in the U.S. to bring attention and support for the people of Sudan where an estimated 400,000 deaths have occurred and nearly 2 million people have been displaced since 2003 in Darfur, and hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance as the Khartoum regime wages a campaign of bombings and man-made famine in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. In the Congo, over 5.4 million people have been murdered during past 10 years of conflict and countless women and girls have been brutally raped – estimated at 1100 women and girls each day. Americans have an important role in helping victims of human rights violations by calling on the U.S. government to focus efforts on assisting war-torn countries.
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom, co-founder of Jewish World Watch, urged community residents to participate for the victims of genocide around the world. “Walk in the present,” said Rabbi Schulweis, “to redeem the future of their oppressed past.”
The walk includes an Action Festival with prominent community leaders addressing audiences about human rights issues around the world. Jewish World Watch will showcase its popular Solar Cooking Project with cooking demonstrations, and there will also be a silent auction and food trucks for hungry walkers.
“With the tragic events that continue to unfold in Sudan, Darfur and Congo, public support from all ages, faiths and backgrounds is more important than ever,” says Janice Kamenir-Reznik, co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch. “Los Angeles must raise its collective voice against genocide and mass atrocities. Our Walk to End Genocide is a perfect opportunity to shine a light on people who are suffering in fundamental ways, yet who sadly remain invisible and voiceless to most of the world”
Registration for the walk and more information is available at: WalktoEndGenocide.org.
ABOUT JEWISH WORLD WATCH: Jewish World Watch, a Los Angeles-based human rights organization, is a coalition of 70 synagogues working together to combat genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. Since its founding seven years ago, JWW has achieved significant success within its three mission goals: education, advocacy and humanitarian relief, having allocated over $6 million in direct assistance to the people of Sudan and Congo. For more information, see www.jewishworldwatch.org or contact Jonathan Golub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, Human Rights Watch will present CRIES FROM THE HEART: FREEDOM NEEDS A VOICE at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Works by acclaimed writers, journalists, and activists from around the world will be performed on stage by a star-studded cast of actors that are all donating their time and talent to take part in this important evening.
The cast includes Lisa Edelstein, Jacqueline Emerson, Greg Germann, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anna Khaja, Sally Kirkland, Dayo Okeniyi, Missi Pyle, Peter Riegert, Julian Sands, Arnold Vosloo, and Reno Wilson. Special musical guests include Aloe Blacc and Isobel Campbell.
The 90-minute show will include powerful performances of selected writings and personal testimonies that celebrate and bring to life the voices of individuals who dare to speak out for freedom and justice around the world. The audience will be transported to the Middle East to hear testimonies from the frontlines of the Arab Spring. They will be inspired by the words of courageous human rights pioneers including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Vaclav Havel. The closing piece will dramatically and powerfully highlight an issue that Human Rights Watch has been advocating on for years – the plight of youth in our juvenile justice system, notably the harsh sentence of Life Without Parole for Juveniles.
Jonathan Feldman, artistic director of Cries From The Heart, is one of the early members of Human Rights Watch’s Committee in Southern California. “What I want the performance to do is show that ordinary people who had no reason to believe that they could make a difference – in incredibly difficult situations – decided to stand up and speak out for human rights, and were able to change things. We are thrilled to have such an incredible array of talent performing this important material on stage.”
Interwoven throughout the show will be musical performances by acclaimed R&B/jazz/hip-hop artist Aloe Blacc, and the brilliant Isobel Campbell from the band “Belle and Sebastian”.
“The issues Human Rights Watch tackles are complex,” said Human Rights Watch Southern California Director Justin Connolly. “Sex trafficking, child soldiers, religious persecution, the plight of migrant and domestic workers. Cries From the Heart dramatizes these sometimes heart-wrenching but also inspirational and uplifting stories, and makes them accessible for our audience to understand. These are issues that people care deeply about, and want to learn more about.”
Cries From The Heart was established in London in 2002 by the distinguished British actor Anna Massey. Each year the event attracts renowned actors, musicians, writers, and activists to the topic of human rights. Past performers include Harold Pinter, Annette Bening, Rosario Dawson, Tom Stoppard, Sandra Oh, Danny Glover, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes and Roger Waters.
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. It stands with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. It investigates and exposes human rights violations and holds abusers accountable. It challenges governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. It enlists the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.
Cries From The Heart is staged by the Human Rights Watch Cries From The Heart Committee, with generous support from The Broad Stage and all of the actors and musicians taking part. Proceeds from the evening support Human Rights Watch’s work in 90 countries around the world.
The event takes place on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica
Tickets: $100 (balcony) and $150 (orchestra). For further information: hrw.org/los-angeles or (310) 477-5540.
Today we celebrate an important date, it’s the 5th birthday of Precious Stone, which opened in May 6, 2007.
Extraordinary time we’ve spent together, with all Lisa’s goodies and we hope to have even more great times.
Happy Birthday Precious Stone!
I’ve added HQ pictures of Lisa and her boyfriend Robert at In The Art Of The City Flagship Fundraiser event.
Thanks to Noémie. Let’s explain this, I’ve been aware of the fact that in France season 7 it’s airing now so, yes article is new because they still are not finished yet airing.
Two videos: Lisa and Robert dancing, Lisa and Sharon posing for photographers.