Social Issues

What can we learn from Cuba’s organic farms?

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, the government offered state-owned farms to anyone prepared to grow food to help feed the suffering population. Without pesticides, fertilizer or fuel for tractors, Cubans turned to organic farming. Continue reading

Gunman shoots nine people at Charleston church

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A deadly shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina has left the country shocked and calling for answers. Continue reading

Overcoming the stigma of mental illness in Pakistan

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Years of domestic turmoil and stigma around mental illness have left Pakistanis struggling to find mental health support. Continue reading

Understanding Cuban revolution through poetry – Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai and Corinne Segal Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist and the son of the well-known Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara,…read more

Why do we waste so much food?

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Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from; meanwhile, 40 percent of the country’s produce ends up in the garbage. Continue reading

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