When engaging with students about Media Literacy, I (Pooja) often like to begin with novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s powerful TED talk entitled The Danger of a Single Story. 284 more words
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“More than 24,000 children die everyday, most from preventable causes such as hunger, malaria, diarrhea, measles and pneumonia,” according to humanitarian aid organization World Vision. It’s a problem that can seem overwhelming and impossible to solve, but if you can afford one dollar a month, there is something you can do. 847 more words
Time to put an end to mass genocides.
The definition of genocide, as described by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy in whole, or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcible transferring children of the group to another group. 1,588 more words
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. 230 more words