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Educating Afghan Girls

With a teacher, a net connection, and information-filled digital devices tucked safely in the palms of their sweet little hands, who could stop these girls from learning?

  • 10/17/2021
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Confronting Terror in North Minneapolis

As a Native woman who works to expose the rape of women, by police and others, my first thought was: “Is this a random scare tactic, or a way that white male extremist groups are marking houses? Am I being targeted?”

  • 06/28/2020

Voices on War & Peace

Commentary of everyday women engaged with our topic of the month: Kavenaugh hearings, Bosnian genocide, WWII memories, the silence of

  • 06/01/2019

My Life as a Peace Activist

Years ago, in high school, I had a crush on a Quaker. All I knew of the Quaker philosophy was

  • 06/01/2019

Called to Syria

It was 2015 and millions of refugees were arriving on the shores of Greece. I watched in horror as images

  • 05/01/2018

Facing Down Conflict

As a woman of color who wears the hijab, I am a visual representation of Islam. I carry the responsibility

  • 01/01/2018

Always an advocate: Luz Maria Frias: Building bridges between cultures and communities through communication

Luz Maria Frias recalls a neighbor coming to her father’s storefront repair shop on the west side of Chicago when

  • 11/01/2016

Embracing Differences

By connecting youth, you are improving what the next generation will do with the world.

  • 09/01/2016

Get comfortable being uncomfortable

It’s inevitable. When people come together, as a family, at work, at school, in neighborhoods, we’re not going to agree.

  • 03/01/2013

Choobideh & lefse

“Ever since I was little my dad and my grandparents have been telling me about Iran. … I’ve started understanding that not all laws are just and not all people are treated equal. [It’s] an issue I’ve become very passionate about.”

  • 08/02/2011