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We cordially invite you to EARTH CONTEMPORARY ART SALON
At  the United Nations - NYC

Special Reception - May23 at 6pm

“Earth” is Back to New York
Contemporary Brazilian Art Show at the United Nations will displays
the beauty and the challenges of the environments


PARTICIPANT ARTISTS: Alice Niel, Amaro, Ana Junkeira, Anderson Bolcato, Azol, Antti Raitala, Aulikki Nukala, Cassandra Fortes, Carl Clarke, Carla Cortez, Cilmara Tamochunas Bittencourt, Cheryl Appe, Claudio Cupertino, Carmen Thompson, Daniel Silveira Lopes, Deise Figuccia, Denise Berbert, Diego Mendonça, Eda Miranda, Eunice Dias, Eunice Khoury, Edoardo Pacceli, Eileen Joyce, Elisa Carreno, Eila Ekman-Björkman, Juliana Pavanelli, Hanna Varis, Hilária Rato Zanadrea, Ilona Rytkönen, Iria Ciecka Schmidt, Jane Ferrari, Jari Järnström, Juliana Pavanelli, Giovana Casagrande, L. Lazarotti Ogg, Leila Alberti, Ligia Barros, Luzia Castaneda, Luíza Alves, Mariá Mallmann, Mauro Marques Kersul, Marcio Pontes, Marie Marcier, Mounia Boutaleb, Muriene Ribeiro, Mizael Lima, Moosa May Delaró, Maaria Märkälä, Maarit Björkman-Väliahdet, Marja Hakala, Marjatta Ranta-Iso, Minja Revonkorpi, Nonna-Nina Mäki, Odair Mindello, Osvaldo Chiquesi, Patricia Figueiredo, Panu Ruotsalo, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Priscila Schott, Raquel Lima, Rebeca Sá Figueira, Rosa Stalleikem, Sandiá Antoinette, Saila Seppo, Sirkka Laakkonen,Tereza Vianna, Vanda Ribeiro, Vera Reis, Vara Pavanelli, Urho Kähkönen, Marcio Pontes, Flavia Pinheiro Costa, Jo Kawamura and Celia Anahas.
Period: May 23 – 27, 2016
Location: UN New York headquarters
Reception: Monday, May 23rd
Time: from 6pm to 9pm
Curator by: Alcinda Saphira
Co-Curator byLouis Ventura & Edson Cardoso
Curator Assistant: Luciana Morais, Beatriz Deruiz
 UNSRC Portuguese Language Society, KOTA Events, Beatriz Deruiz Photography Studio, Community Channel Web TV, Angela Oliveira Art, Rose de Paulo.
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President Obama and Macklemore: A conversation about addiction
Today, President Obama and Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore teamed up to discuss a disease that affects far too many Americans: addiction.
President Obama and Macklemore
Here are the highlights:
Macklemore opened up about his own experience with addiction:
"I’m here with President Obama because I take this personally. I abused prescription drugs and battled addiction. If I hadn’t gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I might not be here today. And I want to help others facing the same challenges I did."
President Obama laid out why opioid abuse is a problem that affects all of us:
"Drug overdoses now take more lives every year than traffic accidents. Deaths from opioid overdoses have tripled since 2000. A lot of the time, they’re from legal drugs prescribed by a doctor. So addiction doesn’t always start in some dark alley -- it often starts in a medicine cabinet."
Drug overdoses vs traffic accidents over time
And the President talked about what we all can do to help:
"I’ve asked Congress to expand access to recovery services, and to give first responders the tools they need to treat overdoses before it’s too late. This week, the House passed several bills about opioids -- but unless they also make actual investments in more treatment, it won’t get Americans the help they need. On top of funding, doctors also need more training about the power of the pain medication they prescribe, and the risks they carry. Another way our country can help those suffering in private is to make this conversation public."
"The good news is, there’s hope. When we talk about opioid abuse as the public health problem it is, more people will seek the help they need. More people will find the strength to recover, just like Macklemore and millions of Americans have. We’ll see fewer preventable deaths and fewer broken families."