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A Microfinance Group at a meeting in Hyderabad Slum in Andhra Pradesh, India ( Women members of Microfinance Group )

Travel to India builds solidarity between women

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While looking through a photo album of my host mother’s wedding day, I learned that she was 17-years-old the day she was arranged to marry a 30-year-old man from another village whom she did not know. Continue reading

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One soldier’s life gives perspective to sacrifice of D-Day

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“How do you give a eulogy for someone you never met?” I picked a Polish immigrant as my silent hero. He was a true stranger at first, but he had a story and I was going to find it. Continue reading

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Chicago to India: Finding hope in Delhi’s slums

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Chicago and the slums of India are similar. As you walk through each community, you see despair in both. But in India, I saw something I would have never thought was possible — I saw unity in poverty. Continue reading

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Seeking safe space for LGBT students leads to passion for youth activism

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Living in a small desert city with little-to-no access to LGBTQ resources, I felt alone and discouraged at times because of my inability to discuss my emotions with anyone who understood the struggles of being gay. Continue reading

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“Change is coming to Baltimore”: youth debate the legacy of Freddie Gray

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Some feel that our city was misrepresented by the media, and some feel that the riots are the only way Baltimore’s distress can be heard. The issues are still there, connecting and restricting us like an invisible thread. Continue reading

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