NEW YORK- September 23rd, 2018– TANTV’s correspondents conveyed at the Digital Media Lounge to cover the Social Good Summit. The Digital Media Lounge at the 2018 Social Good Summit is a hub where global communicators connect audiences around the world to the conversation on using technology and innovation to reach the future we want in 2030.
With speakers like newly-announced New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Indian model, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza, creator and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh, and many, many more—TanTV Studios correspondents had the opportunity to conduct several interviews with major speakers of the event and also attendees.
The action took place at the 92Y, located on 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128. The event started at 10am. Food and beverages were provided through the duration of the Summit. The space was equipped with WiFi, power strips, workspace, a livestream of the stage and access to the auditorium. TANTV correspondents ensured to make the most of the Social Good Summit experience by bringing as many interviews to you as time and access permitted.
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Andy Rabens serves as the Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues at U.S. Department of State.
TANTV was pleased to catch up with Andy Rabens over a brief interview during the Social Good Summit 2018. (Unga73)
Adhunika Prakash is a Social entrepreneur using technology to enable expectant and new parents to take informed decisions about breastfeeding. She is the Founder and CEO at Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers.Noah Nasiali-Kadima is the President of Africa’s Farmers ClubBoth are Residents at the Facebook Community Leadership Program.
TANTV had a brief chat with the Afghan Rapper Activist-Sonita Alizadeh at the 2018 Social Good Summit! Sonita is amplifying the issue of child marriage on stages all around the world including the Clinton Global Initiative, Aspen Institute, the United Nations and many, many more.Sonita Alizadeh (Persian: سونیتا علیزاده; born 1996) is an Afghan rapper and activist who has been vocal against forced marriages. Alizadeh first gained attention when she released “Brides for Sale,” a video in which she raps about daughters being sold into marriage by their families. By help of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, an Iranian documentary filmmaker who over three years documented her remarkable story in the film Sonita, Alizadeh filmed the video to escape a marriage her parents were planning for her, even though it is illegal for women to sing publicly in Iran, where she was living at the time. After releasing the video on YouTube, Alizadeh was contacted by the Strongheart Group, that offered her a student visa and financial help to come and study in the United States of America, where she then has relocated to and resided since. In 2015, she was listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women. Child marriage devastates the lives of girls and impacts the health, human rights, and education level of nations. And it happens globally, across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities.Refugees are particularly vulnerable to child marriage.
Michael Scott Peters is the 7th and current United States Youth Observer to the United Nations.Peters was appointed to serve as U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations in the Summer of 2018. In the role, Peters has traveled throughout the United States to engage with young Americans and has represented the United States at various international organization meetings.TANTV caught up with Peters who was a speaker at the 2018 Social Good Summit in New York City and a delegate to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.“As Youth Observer, I engage young Americans in the work of the United Nations by empowering them to actively participate in global issues. I succeed in public speaking, leadership, and team building.“
TanTV caught up with Ingrid Silva at the 2018 Social Good Summit!When Ingrid was eight years old, she began ballet training at Dançando Para Não Dançar, a social project in Rio de Janeiro’s Mangueira slum in Brazil. Flash forward a decade plus later, and she’s a professional ballerina with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She is also the founder of EmpowHer New York, a digital platform for women to share their personal and career journeys.
Penny Abeywardena is New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs.
As head of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, she leads the City’s global platform for promoting its goals for a more just and accessible society, showcasing the diversity of New Yorkers and sharing policies and best practices with cities and states around the world.Abeywardena leads the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, which serves as the primary liaison between the City of New York and the diplomatic community, foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of State. In addition to the formal functions of the office, she is building a global platform from which the City can promote its equity agenda and share policies and best practices globally. she’s been able to facilitate initiatives like Global Vision|Urban Action — a program that shares NYC’s innovations in sustainability with cities and countries around the world using the lens of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted in 2015 to combat poverty, inequality, and climate change.TANTV caught up with her for a brief interview at the 2018 Social Good Summit during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73)
Jasleen works on counter terrorism initiatives within the U.S Missions. TANTV Caught up with her at the Social Good Summit during the UNGA73.
Habibatu Jalloh is the Assistant Director at City of New York, Mayor’s Office of Contract ServicesTANTV caught up with her at the 2018 Social Good Summit
Philanthropist | Activist | Future President11-year-old activist, philanthropist, and “future president” Mari Copeny is on the front lines helping kids to embrace their power through equal opportunity. When the Flint Water Crisis began in Flint instead of feeling helpless Mari decided to use her voice to help out her community and to fight for the kids in Flint and she has not stopped since. “I’m 11. My generation will fix this mess of a government. Watch us.”At the 2018 Social Good Summit, Adedayo Fashanu editor-in-chief of TanTV Studios, had a brief chat with Mari about how much progress she has made since she embarked on being the youngest activist at just 8years old!
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All social updates were with #2030NOW tags as part of the real time global conversation happening in over 100 countries!
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Ignited by a mission to give young women the tools and confidence to change the world, Greg is the Cofounder & Curriculum Architect of Creatable – an innovation program that leverages industry partnerships to prepare young women for the future of work. It’s designed to address the gender disparity in tech and champion female innovation.In 2018, TANTV was glad to catch up with Greg during the United Nations General Assembly in New York , Social Good Summit on why we need more women in tech.