Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at Tribeca Film Festival

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Clinton took part in a panel discussion with Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail. The group discussed Bigelow’s film “The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers’ Shoes,” which focuses on the fight save elephants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Clinton spoke about the world-wide effort to eliminate the demand for ivory, but she said more work needs to be done. “It became clear to everyone that this was not just a terrible crisis when it came to the elephant population, it was a trade, a trafficking that was funding a lot of bad folks, a lot of bad actors. It was being used to take ivory and sell it in order to buy more weapons, and support the kind of terroristic activity that these and other groups were engaged in,” she said. A video from the event will be added if/when available.

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News Source: ABC News, People, Fortune

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CGI Annual Meeting: Putting Education to Work

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 6.09.44 PM 1Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the third day of scheduled discussions at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The discussion, “Putting Education to Work,” was in two parts. The first part was a panel which included Cisco CEO John Chambers, United Arab Emirates Minister of State Reem Al Hashimy, Education for Employment Alumna Nisreen Mitwally, and Mara Foundation Founder Ashish Thakkar. The group discussed the future of education in the United States.

For the second part of the discussion, Clinton took the stage after the panel to deliver the closing remarks. She talked about the future of education and how businesses in America need to invest in eduction as they go hand-in-hand. On the job training and education are both important to businesses, and Clinton announced that many business had committed to help CGI with their efforts.

The full video from the event may be viewed by CLICKING HERE as we are unable to embed the video directly.

ByQaEyKCUAA6cah.jpg-largeAt the end of the speech, Clinton was joined on stage by Chelsea Clinton to announce CGI’s progress in its efforts to protect the African Elephant and stop poaching, stop illegal trafficking, and stop the demand for elephant ivory. Hillary and Chelsea were also joined by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, President of the Gabonese Republic Ali Bongo Ondimba, and representatives from Vietnam, Zambia, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and the United States State Department. President Bongo spoke on behalf of the group. After the speech, the group was joined on stage by representatives of several wildlife foundations who have partnered with CGI to protect the elephant.

A separate video of announcement about CGI’s continued efforts to save the African Elephant is available by CLICKING HERE.

Tomorrow is the final day of CGI’s Annual Meeting, and Clinton is scheduled to take part in two sessions (and appear in one video):

8:45 – 10:30 AM – “Equality for Girls and Women: 2034 Instead of 2134″

Film – “The Science of Success: Investing in Babies’ Minds”

3:30 – 4:45 PM – “Aiming for the Moon and Beyond”

Tune in to the Livestream to watch all the events as they happen.

Video Source: CGI Livestream

The Wildlife Conservation Society Gala

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Hillary Rodham Clinton was honored at the The Wildlife Conservation Society Gala in New York. Appearing with her daughter Chelsea, they were honored for the Clinton Global Initiative’s work to protect animals, specifically elephants. Clinton highlighted the issue saying, “We’ve reached a crisis point and 96 elephants a day [killed] is just a horrifying number. At this rate African forest elephants will be extinct within ten years. So we don’t have any time left.” Clinton also praised the New York State Assembly which recently passed a bill banning the sale of ivory in New York.

A video from the event will be posted when/if available.

News Source: Capital