Looking Different: Sharing Stories of Pain

Written by Sarah Chang //“Sarah, have you ever been treated differently because you look different?”   This question caught me off guard. Two of my coworkers and I were sitting around the kitchen table at work, sipping coffee during our break, when one of them asked this question. I responded with a “yes” and they … Continue reading Looking Different: Sharing Stories of Pain

Empowerment Through Representation: Race and Ethnicity in Children’s Picturebooks

Written by Faye Dorcas Yung // The release of Pixar’s latest movie Coco at the turn of the year reignited the discussion on representation and cultural diversity in mainstream media. Its record-breaking box office results in Mexico are a good illustration of the attraction of relevance—seeing a life story one is familiar with on the big … Continue reading Empowerment Through Representation: Race and Ethnicity in Children’s Picturebooks

Theme Overview: Race & Ethnicity- Division, Representation, & Hope

Charlottesville. Ferguson. #BlackLivesMatter. “No ban, no wall.” These are just a few of the places and names and phrases that surface in our social media feeds and headlines, highlighting the deep divides that exist in the United States of America and the reality that this “American melting pot” is also a place charged with tension … Continue reading Theme Overview: Race & Ethnicity- Division, Representation, & Hope

Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

A Conversation with Andrew Trump //  SC: Andrew, can you tell us about your journey and work in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Hawaii? Andrew:  I graduated with a degree in Economics from Wheaton [Wheaton College, IL], and, during my senior year, I spent six months in rural Cambodia interning for an organization that did agricultural … Continue reading Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump