Friday, April 22, 2011
By Akira Barclay, BlackGivesBackNY Contributor
Oprah Winfrey, multimedia icon and one of the world's greatest philanthropists, is partnering with luxury charity auction site charitybuzz to raise funds for a cause she's championed again in again during her Emmy Award-winning show's 25-year run -- human rights. Winfrey is auctioning four VIP tickets to The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago and the chance to meet her backstage with a photo opportunity during the show's last season to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice.
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights provides innovative support to courageous human rights defenders around the world. It assists advocates who have won the RFK Human Rights Award to boldly confront injustices. Bidders support the RFK Center’s work on reconciliation in Darfur, advocating for children in Haiti, bringing an end to brutal oppression in Zimbabwe, and on behalf of Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster.
The auction is open through Thursday, April 28th, at: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/256407.