In Liberia, while hope is an influential and potent force, it needs back-up. We can apply this lesson in Chicago, where so many youth do not feel hope–and we are dealing with our own epidemic of violence.
As the U.S. prison system continues to be vastly over-represented by youth of color and costs of incarceration continue to skyrocket, The Woods Fund Chicago launches its Right On Justice Initiative in partnership with the Adler School’s Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ), and the Albany Park Neighborhood Council, with an October 22 …
Incarcerated populations are already in many ways invisible to us. Their needs are easy for society to ignore, and their voices are silenced. But what happens when a person is marginalized within this already increasingly marginalized space? What is it like to be denied the very small amount of basic human rights even afforded to …
An open letter to President Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James Brewster: We are honored to collaboratively support the work of Ambassador Brewster and all those advancing social justice for the marginalized and for all people, in the Dominican Republic and beyond.
The first family we visited was a widowed mother with HIV and four boys. The second family we visited was a mother and a father of four. It was difficult for us having such limited abilities to help.
We are sad to learn that Margot Adler has passed away. She was a longtime National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent, author, and the granddaughter of Alfred Adler whose work inspired the founding of our School. She also was a friend.
As a person who can blend in as Dominican or Haitian, I have been completely impacted by issues of colorism and ethnicsim in the Dominican Republic. And I realize that racism needs to be addressed as a global determinant to health.
Following the fall of Communism, there were a great many social, educational, and economic needs to be addressed. Aeropagus Institute was created to meet local needs in the areas of education, social work, and counseling services.
We have had the opportunity to be involved with all three.