Benefiting The ACLU, The Standard’s “Chefs Stand Up” Dinner Series

A look at the three-city venture that supports immigrant communities

The Standard is hosting a three-city, nearly three-month long dinner series benefitting the ACLU, called “Chefs Stand Up.” With chefs from various cities, ethnic backgrounds and experience levels, the series will feature dishes inspired by the various immigrant communities that support, improve and evolve the industry. Proceeds from each dinner will go to the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project—a part of the Union that combats discrimination …

Wolff Olins + Print All Over Me’s #bandtogether Bandanas

A charitable initiative powered by superb art and using creativity for good

It’s been exactly one year since the shift in administration and if one good thing can be said of the erratic days, it’s that there has been an outpouring of empathy, charity and protest from many. Aware that the organizations at the forefront defending freedom and equality need constant funding, global creative agency Wolff Olins brought the work from 10 artists (one from within their …

ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero’s TED Talk

An inspiring and fascinating take on art and the 2016 election

“The mother of all disruptions” is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. “Once again,” he said at this year’s TED in Vancouver, “Politics is personal.” And indeed, the election and resulting protests, civil action and unrest, permeated all aspects of his life. In his eloquent, thoughtful and ultimately tender talk, Romero explained how his personal love …

International Women’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

As well as donating to your favorite organizations, here are some great products to celebrate all women

International Women’s Day isn’t just about cisgender women, white women or American women—it’s an important day to reflect on the hardships, power and resilience of women all over the world. This year’s theme is “Be Bold For Change” and that is about more than daring to take on a personal challenge; it’s about speaking against bias, calling out your friends, and having uncomfortable conversations regarding …