Friday, October 8, 2010
Celebrity Peace Activist- Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts (b. 1968) is a popular American actress dedicated to the well-fare of children and the good of the environment.
Julia Roberts approached UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) in 1995. She was taken to Haiti and saw the extreme poverty and slums in that island nation's capital. Since then, she has worked along side UNICEF and visited some of the poorest nations in the world.
UNICEF has gone into many impoverished and war-torn areas that children live in to try to bring clean water, medicine, and food. Audrey Hepburn, another celebrated actress, talked candidly about how UNICEF changed her life as a child. Please prayerfully consider trick-or-treating for UNICEF. HB and I are doing so this year. I'll give more details later.
Julia Roberts, in 2000, also narrated a documentary Silent Angels which discusses Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects mostly girls because boy babies typically die in utero.
She is also on the board of directors for the organization Hole in the Wall Gang, which is the largest network of camps for ill children. In 2007, she designed bracelets to be sold in Bono's Project Red Campaign.
In 2006, she became involved in the Mississippi company, Earth Biofuels. This company is designed to make biodiesel more available. They campaigned to put biodiesel in school buses.
Clearly, Julia Roberts loves children. She also babywears. I think it's cool that she does that because she is able to keep the paparazzi from taking pictures of her children. Because of her dedication and her use of celebrity to bring to light that all children are God's children (well gods her case, she's Hindu), I salute her as my peace activist and baby wearing Mama of the week.