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  • Peace from the Bottom Up: Strategies and Challenges of Local Ownership in Dialogue-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives

    Lauren Reese wrote “Peace from the Bottom Up: Strategies and Challenges of Local Ownership in Dialogue-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The research essay was first published in Shifting Paradigms (Humanity in Action Press 2016). The complete book is available for purchase on Amazon.   As a… Read More

    Washington, D.C.
  • Post-National Shifts in Black America: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Kyla Johnson wrote “Post-National Shifts in Black America: Where Do We Go from Here?” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.   Throughout history, people all over the world have migrated in search of better possibilities. Many of those people arrived in the United States of America (US), escaping social and political strife in… Read More

  • Praying for Shelter: Exploring Religion Within The Refugee Crisis

    Alen Keric wrote “Praying for Shelter: Exploring Religion Within The Refugee Crisis” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus… Read More

  • Protecting Climate Refugees is Crucial for the Future

    Suong Vong wrote “Protecting Climate Refugees is Crucial for the Future” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.   “For our people to survive, then they will have to migrate.  Either we can wait for the time when we have to move people en masse or we can prepare them – beginning from now…” (1) … Read More

  • Ready for Battle

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Fully loaded with knowledge, I am ready for battle. As I sharpen my pen, I reiterate the things I have learned in the past few weeks. You see, the following bullets are both my offense and defense, and as such of great importance to me.… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Reflections of a Danish John Lewis Fellow: Finding Your Voice in a World of Silent Majorities

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. In this time and age, we cannot deny the relationship between colonial history and the condition of the world. Colonial structures have imprisoned people of color in oppression, and racism continues to be a global issue. As every nation is… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Reflections on the John Lewis Fellowship

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. In the following paper i will briefly reflect on my experiences and embed them in my biography, as well as briefly explore how the experience of the fellowship is likely to shape my social justice work in the future. I use a selection of my… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Reflections on the John Lewis Fellowship

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. My previous work and research has focused on museums and cultural heritage, primarily recognizing their role as an institution to preserve and educate. While I still believe that museums are imperative for cultural preservation, I realize now… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Reflections on the John Lewis Fellowship

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. “I write to give readers strength to take back their happiness, to tell the world to kiss your ass if it thinks you're going to die to satisfy other people and old, outdated, antiquated beliefs. I write so that you can say, ‘NO… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Reflections on the John Lewis Fellowship

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Dear reader, Who I am at this very moment is in many ways a direct consequence of my experience within the John Lewis Fellowship. From this program, the perspectives I have gleaned, the history to which I have been unapologetically… Read More

    Atlanta, GA