Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jen Jones: Falling Whistles and Congo

Name: Jen Jones

What is your job? Social Liaison for Falling Whistles

What social causes are most important to you?
I work towards a world freer than our fathers.  So, for me any cause that builds community and strives for a more connected world is beautiful. We need to become collaborative problem solvers within each of our desired causes.

What charity do you support – and how?
 Currently, all of my efforts are towards peace in Congo.  I run social media, press, and artist outreach for Falling Whistles: a campaign for peace in Congo. 

 Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie?
 Congo has always been seen as a lost cause, a place of impossibilities. I absolutely disagree. In a land where war has run rampant for over a decade, so much beauty and innovation has emerged. Falling Whistles works to empower local leaders on the ground and provide them with a platform to thrive. For me, this is why I have a passion for what we do.  It is not about charity, but solidarity.

Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved?
Visit the website, read the story and buy a whistle. Be a whistleblower for peace.
How would you define social responsibility?
 Social responsibility is the continual growth towards human connectedness.  Understanding our roles in each other’s lives, and working towards a positive world together.

Do you have any tattoos that relate to your social/charitable beliefs/work? 
 On my wrists the words Love and Faith remind me everyday that we must live with love for ourselves, and faith in others. And visa versa.

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