MOBI Reimagines Pride Amid Coronavirus Pandemic With ‘MOBIfest’ – the First Virtual Pride Festival for Queer Communities of Color

While Pride events around the globe have either been canceled or postponed, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI) has announced that MOBIfest, its annual free wellness festival for queer communities of color, will gather audiences virtually on Thursday, June 4, at 6 p.m. ET to celebrate in the age of social distancing. In its third year of programming, MOBI remains committed to producing one of the only free festivals focused on seeing its attendees as their holistic selves. The initiative is funded by a grant from the New York City Department of Health and…

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Ad industry stars film exclusive talks from isolation to help raise money for Samaritans during coronavirus lockdown

Advertising is about sharing ideas. It’s about sharing ideas that inspire us to help others. Ideas that persuade us to think differently. Ideas that reassure us when we feel vulnerable. But while we find ourselves isolated from each other, sharing ideas is that bit harder. The Mental Health Foundation Coronavirus Study has found that almost a quarter of UK adults living under lockdown in the UK have struggled with loneliness. More than one third are worried about losing their jobs. And one fifth of those surveyed who are unemployed have…

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Reveals New Data on Mental Health in the Coronavirus Era

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) shared new survey findings that reveal people experience anxiety (53%) and sadness (51%) more often now than before the coronavirus pandemic. Despite physical distancing guidelines, Americans connect with friends and family at approximately the same frequency as they did before the stay-at-home orders and talk more frequently about mental health (38% compared to 28% before the pandemic) and stress and anxiety (52% compared to 35% before the pandemic). “We are amid an unprecedented public health…

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Coca-Cola supports FareShare to get food and drinks to those in need during the Coronavirus crisis

The Coca-Cola Company, its bottling partner Coca-Cola European Partners and The Coca-Cola Foundation is supporting FareShare to provide the equivalent of nearly 2 million healthy meals and one million drinks as part of their global commitment to donate $120million to support COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. The support will help FareShare distribute food and drinks to vulnerable people, via its network of more than 11,000 charities and community groups across the UK, as well as scale up the emergency response to safely deliver meals to people facing financial hardship,…

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Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Read To Archie On His First Birthday For Save The Children’s ‘Save With Stories’ Initiative To Raise Vital Funds For Coronavirus Appeal

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have marked their son Archie’s first birthday today by releasing a short film that shows Meghan reading him one of his favourite books, Duck! Rabbit!, to support Save the Children’s Save With Stories initiative, aimed at helping children hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis both here in the UK and around the world. The film, shot by Harry in California last weekend and posted on Save the Children’s Instagram account, shows Archie perched on his mother’s lap in a white t-shirt and nappy and…

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