On September 16, 2010, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée Byer presented her recent work at The Annenberg Space for Photography. In a lecture for the Iris Nights series entitled, “The Storytelling Power of Photography.” Renée shared some of the stories and photographs she is chronicling as part of the Living on a Dollar a Day book project along with The Forgotten International. The book will feature the daily lives of some of the “billion at the bottom” – the one billion people at the bottom of the economic ladder who live on less than one dollar per day. Read more »
Past presentations and events
Tom Nazario regularly makes presentations to community associations, high schools and universities, foundations, and corporations about the work of TFI and global poverty issues.
Tom Nazario was interviewed for Season 6 of the long-running PBS series, Roadtrip Nation, which originally aired in 2009. Tom was interviewed by three young people who traveled to the U.S. from Australia to talk to inspirational leaders from a variety of professional backgrounds as they seek to “define their own road in life”. Camilla, Mariana and Su-Yin spent some time with Tom at the University of San Francisco School of Law where he teaches courses in Children’s Rights and Education Policy, as well as runs a youth outreach program called Street Law. Read more »
In the Summer of 2009, TFI delivered about $500,000 worth of shoes, clothing, toys, and medical supplies to schools and clinics in Delhi and Dharamsala, India. All items were collected and donated by our partners Peace Builders, Inc. and MedShare, without which this work would not have been possible. Our local guide David Ngone also provided invaluable help. The article is from the Tibetan Delek Hospital Newsletter, July 1 to December 31, 2009.
The Forgotten International was honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and three Bay Area philanthropists in a moderated discussion entitled “The Joy of Giving” on April 26, 2009. You may view the event in it’s entirety here. Over three hundred guests enjoyed breakfast at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, California, while His Holiness and fellow panelists shared their views on the importance of philanthropy in our global community and the personal happiness that comes from giving. Read more »
On April 5, 2008, Tom Nazario was the opening presenter at a day-long conference entitled “Global Solidarity, Human Rights, and the End of Poverty.” The Aurora Forum joined with Stanford’s King Institute to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program on the struggle for economic justice around the nation.
Tom Nazario was invited to speak at The Rotary Club of San Jose on December 5, 2007, about children around the world who live in poverty and the work of The Forgotten International. He often gives presentations to community organizations and foundations in the Bay Area to bring awareness to the problem of global poverty, in particular how it affects women and children.
This blog, “Villager in the City“, was written by one of the team members who journeyed to India with Tom Nazario in the fall of 2006 as the idea of creating a charitable nonprofit called The Forgotten International was starting to form in his mind. Tom took a group of friends with him to introduce them to projects in need of aid in different areas of India to see how they, as a group, might be able to help. Read more »