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We Day comes to Illinois

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In addition to running ” The Arts of Humanity”, our Executive Director, Renita Manley-Garrett, writes for and is the Chicago Correspondent for Look To The Stars, the  web’s number one source of celebrity charity news and information.

On April 30, 2015, Renita covered We Day Illinois, an educational initiative that inspires, engages, and empowers youth to lead through service. Students can’t buy tickets to We Day; they must earn them by completing service hours. Upon completing those hours, students earn tickets to We Day, where they are celebrated with words of encouragement from celebrities, and they are treated to special celebrity performances.

Renita’s official coverage of We Day Illinois is available on Look To The Stars, but she wanted to share with our Arts of Humanity supporters her personal experience  from We Day’s red carpet and  from We Day’s press conference.

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FAHF2014 Winner Updates

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The Arts of Humanity is gearing up for Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete 2015. Before we get the ball running, we wanted to check in with last year’s winners to see what they have been up to since earning this major honor!

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volunteering good for health

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January 17

Being a Humanitarian is Good for Your Health

Going to the gym, meditation, healthy eating habits, all common ways to boost one’s physical and mental health. But who would have thought that being a humanitarian, more specifically, volunteering, could be beneficial to one’s health? That’s exactly what recent scientific studies have proven.

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January 15

Welcome to The Arts of Humanity

Volunteers, donors, and even my family and friends often ask me, “What’s the connection between the arts and humanitarians?” What seems like a natural connection to me is not so evident to them and others. I normally begin my response by quoting Ralph Ellison who so eloquently stated, “The understanding of art depends finally upon one’s willingness to extend one’s humanity and one’s knowledge of human life.”

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