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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Looking Back to Go Forward

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Dec 06, 2021 / 0 comments

It’s that time of year again: the time when resolutions get made and reflections are shared; where we take stock, think back, and dream big dreams to come. It’s a funky time of year. For some families, it’s hard, hurried, and filled with hassles. For some, it’s festive, fabulous, and full of joy. For some, it’s reflective, reserved, and riddled with resolutions. 

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Latest Taliban Guidelines Suppressing Afghan Women

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Nov 29, 2021 / 0 comments

In most humanitarian crises, the women and children always seem to suffer the most harm

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Latest Taliban Guidelines Suppressing Afghan Women

Music for Autumn's Landscapes

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Nov 15, 2021 / 0 comments

Shadows slant differently in autumn light. Nights draw in sooner; there may be an edge to the wind. That wind often plays music on the rustling leaves as they turn to autumn's colors of red and gold.

It is a time of gathering as well as solitude, of reflection as well as celebration. All these take place in the frame of the natural world. Those changes and connections are subjects artists often turn to for reflection themselves.

May this music aid in your reflections and actions on the changes of this autumn season.

All You Need To Know About COP26

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Nov 11, 2021 / 0 comments
Between October 31st and November 12th 2021, a pivotal event is taking place that will determine how the world will continue to tackle climate change. The United Kingdom is hosting the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. This marks a crucial point in climate change history that will determine ‘whether generations look back at this time with admiration or despair.’ 
 

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Importance of International Cooperation for Afghan Women and Girls

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Nov 09, 2021 / 0 comments

“Peace is not just silencing the guns.”

 ~ Fawzia Koofi, former Republic Peak Negotiator and first woman Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Afghanistan
 
Map of Afghanistan. From Afghanistan Spotlight: The Importance of International Cooperation for Afghan Women and Girls

Climate Change: Rising Sea Levels and Displacement

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Nov 03, 2021 / 0 comments

In 2020, a concerning new record high in the global mean sea level was documented. An increase in approximately 8-9 inches since 1880 was recorded; over a third of this increase has happened within the last two decades. ii Sea levels are continuing to rise and at an alarming rate, jeopardising the lives and livelihood of many human beings.

Climate change: Rising sea levels and displacement

Artist Spotlight: Matthew Brinston

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Nov 02, 2021 / 0 comments

When death leads to life, art is inevitable. And art, as creation, is a reflection of its creator. Brinston and his work consistently grapple with the revolution of death and life and death again. The cacophonous symphony of color and shape, rhythm and structure that compose his work is all at once chaotic and calm. Just as the artist himself is an amalgam of mania and peace. The composition of art and artist is indistinguishable... just as his art is an extension of himself, the artist has become an extension of his art. For the artist, art is valuable in its making life worth living.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Practice & Discovery of Self Care

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Nov 01, 2021 / 0 comments

Have you ever heard of the term self-care? Do you roll your eyes, thinking it’s all sorts of woo woo nonsense? Do you embrace it fully, relishing in those moments you make sure to take time for you? Do you think it might be nice, but when on earth are you supposed to find the time for that kind of thing? Or, do you find yourself a little bit interested but completely unsure of how to go about it? At one point or another, I’ve hit every stage of these questions. Well over a decade ago, I walked out of my first yoga class.

Artist Spotlight: Masha Ermeeva

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Oct 24, 2021 / 0 comments

In her new work, Masha Ermeeva, a Miami-based artist, explores themes in the realm of intimacy, duality, transformation, and balance through sensual figurative abstractions. Conveying human connection and the bond between figures, each painting serves as an invitation to look deep within and feel thoroughly.

Trust. From Artist Spotlight: Masha Ermeeva
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Afghanistan Spotlight: Historical Context and Transnational Feminism for Afghan Women

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Oct 20, 2021 / 0 comments

 

Throughout time in the Middle East, women have been considered second class citizens and have had to fight for their basic human rights.

Afghanistan Spotlight: Historical Context and Transnational Feminism for Afghan Women

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