Today is Blog Action Day 2008, an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. This year it is all about poverty.
Regular Osocio visitors know we blog often about poverty. No new campaigns in this post but links to the best posts in our poverty campaign archive.
The visual above is from a few years ago and for me is says it all. Helping the poor with food, money and housing is extremely important, but change is even more important.
The campaign was made for Columbus Coalition for the Homeless (USA). Their mission is to work toward ending homelessness by educating the Central Ohio Community about homeless issues and advocating in a unified voice for social and economic justice for all people, especially those who are most vulnerable.
The campaign is made by Little Jacket Visual Communication.
My favourites from the Osocio poverty campaign archive (Click subjects for the complete campaign):
Flood victims need your clothes (Romania):
The chair of Zapatero (Spain):
Trashbin cuisine (Portugal):
Tent card cutout (India):
A billboard that gives more than just a message (South Africa):
SMS for lunch (Israel):
Top Jobs Abroad (UK):
The Messenger/Receiver House (Sweden):
The silent protest that moved millions (Israel):
Bookmarks for children (Turkey):