Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Diane von Furstenberg’s Favorite Trend for May: Helping Women Thrive

Diane von Furstenberg is a legendary fashion designer, and she’s also a big believer in celebrating women. That’s why, with Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re thrilled that she’s serving as the Video Volunteers guest curator for this month and asking you to create videos for organizations that support women.

Every day on YouTube, we see women standing up for what they believe in and challenging inequality, from this Saudi Arabian woman driving a car as an act of protest, to the Queen Rania Jordan combating stereotypes of the Middle East. Now we want you to make your voice heard. Create a video about your favorite organization that supports women -- whether it promotes equal pay for equal work, helps women run for elected office, or is trying to outlaw female genital mutilation -- and upload it to the Video Volunteers channel.

The top three videos will appear on the YouTube homepage at the end of the month, next to Diane von Furstenberg’s video for Vital Voices. Hear more from her about how you can get involved:

The deadline to submit your video is May 26 so check out www.youtube.com/videovolunteers to find an inspirational organization you can help. After all, service never goes out of style.


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