By Dr. Beth Robelia | July 17, 2021 It all started with an email from my spouse, “Hey honey, do you want to go to Haiti?” I am always up for an adventure. A former colleague of my husband had forwarded a message from the director of Have Faith Mission School, an orphanage in Haiti,Continue reading “Empowering Youth with Science in Haiti”
By Dr. Barbara Benoliel | May 27, 2021 Until recently, I had not realized how much I was a part of causing harm. Not that it was intentional, but just because of who and what I am in the world, I am able to cause harm. Perhaps we all are unintentionally causing harm to someone,Continue reading “Why Dignity is Not a Noun”
By Troya Bishop | Feb 25, 2021 Both my dream and my purpose is to accomplish unity and healing in the United States of America by teaching about racism and teaching strategies on how to heal our nation. As an advocate for social justice, over 25 years of my life have been dedicated to advocacy,Continue reading “Why Inspirations Matters”
By Isaac Cudjoe | December 2, 2020 My earliest memory of social change originates in a small church, with about 17 other people who would meet Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays inside a middle school classroom. Sometimes when I shut my eyes, I can relive it all. I remember sitting by a cold classroom desk, oneContinue reading “Who We Free Not What We Cage”
Dr. Gary Kelsey | October 21, 2020 When I was young, I remember hearing President Lyndon Johnson announce he was instituting the War on Poverty! The goal was to eliminate poverty in the United States. I clearly remember his optimism and belief this war could be won! I still recall being excited that we couldContinue reading “On Charity and Change”
By Dr. Irana Hawkins | October 5, 2020 Growing up, my father generally discouraged us kids from watching TV with the exception of “educational” programs. When planning for a family outing, he announced our departure time and stressed being ready on time. However, at the stated time of departure, he would say to us, “GoContinue reading “What Do My Dad, Gary Coleman, and MLK Have in Common? My Path to Community Service”
By Dr. Beth Robelia | September 25, 2020 I did not mean to start a network of volunteers and make more than 2000 masks in 2 months. It just happened. A need arose and I saw a chance to give back. In my youth I was a seamstress and a cutter. In Baltimore I workedContinue reading “Neighborhood Networks Work to Save Lives”
Tricia Parido | September 14, 2020 I’m about to embark on a topic that doesn’t come out of our mouths too often when we’re talking about social change. But for me it was the most pivotal change that I made in my life and also provided immensely for hundreds of others that I have workedContinue reading “Addiction, Recovery, and Social Change: Creating a New Perspective”
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