Inspiring Stories about How to Make a Difference
On Sale: November 3, 2008
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Faced with global issues such as poverty, genocide, and
climate change, it's easy to feel powerless. We want to do
good and change the world, but too often feel paralyzed by
the fear that individuals can't make significant impact.
Awearness: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference
is a wake-up call--a call to action, to volunteerism, and to
each and every person's unique ability to help build a
Edited by longtime advocate and
designer Kenneth Cole, Awearness is an engaging,
informative, and empowering collection of eighty-six stories
and conversations by ninety individuals, some well-known and
others less so, who have been inspired to do their part to
effect meaningful social change. These notable advocates,
activists, and social entrepreneurs share the causes they
are passionate about and give advice on what each of us can
do to positively impact our communities and those of others
two continents away.
From economist Jeffrey
Sachs's belief that ending extreme poverty is within our
grasp; to Elton John's unconventional fund-raising efforts
on behalf of AIDS research; to three young filmmakers whose
innovative campaign moved 80,000 people to take to the
streets on behalf of children affected by war, these
personal journeys illustrate the power of the individual to
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