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January 18, 2017

As I reflect on the crucial need for increased global consciousness in the US, Facebook reminds me that it has been five years since my son, Jaidan, and mother came with me to Senegal. Two years later, we went to Ethiopia together. The Bahamas, Italy, Mexico, Romania a...

December 10, 2015

 

Happy Human Rights Day 2015, everyone! We need to uphold human rights, now more than ever. As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminds us, “On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all...

May 21, 2015

Global Citizen is thrilled to announce the launch of our new educational video, A Globally-Competent World is Possible, on our website: www.globalcitizenllc.com. We invite you to view A Globally-Competent World is Possible to learn from diverse people's experiences wit...

April 18, 2015

As far back as the third grade, I dreamed of being a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. My patriotic granddaddy tried to convince me that we had more than enough problems to tackle here in ‘Merica, but I always had a global calling.

 

The year after my graduation from Duke...

April 1, 2015

Only about 5% of US college students who travel internationally are African American, according to a recent article in The Atlantic. This is a loss for African American students, who are missing out on the unique learning opportunities and career boost that study abroa...

March 23, 2015

The global/local divide is an artificial one. The word “foreign” is losing its meaning. With increasing globalization, we have ever more possibilities of connecting across cultural differences and country borders. Community work may refer to work being done at the loca...

March 16, 2015

Over the past few weeks, we followed headlines about the brutal murders of young newlyweds Deah Barakat and Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, shot at gunpoint in their Chapel Hill, North Carolina home—killed, many suspect, because they are Muslim....

September 26, 2014

 

Every September at NC Pride, the LGBTQ and allied communities gather in Durham, North Carolina, USA to march, chant, dance and raise awareness about the right to express our beautifully normal sexual and gender diversity. Marchers chant: “We’re here! We’re queer! Get...

July 7, 2012

This article is written in response to Teju Cole's The White Savior Industrial Complex

 

Mr. Cole provides thought-provoking and important analyses of global engagement. I am grateful for his much-needed challenge to whites/Americans/Westerners who work and volunteer...

May 27, 2012

Written March 21, 2012

 

Happy Human Rights Day - if you happen to live in South Africa(http://www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/holidays.htm). We would do well to institute our own Human Rights Day and Human Rights Commission in the good ole USA. (Yes, in fact, the U.S. has a lot...

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