Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

A conversation with Marcus McAllister //  Interviewed by Johanna Depenthal, SC Co-founder SC: Violence is often seen as an inevitable result of conflict. How do you make a distinction between conflict and violence in your work with Cure Violence? Marcus: One of the things that we do is we look at violence being the root … Continue reading Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

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

Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies

Written by Chris Keil //  I am seated with new friends and acquaintances in a small main room of a small home in Ethiopia. A wonderful mix of smells swirls around the group as we chat about family, professional projects, and world affairs. The fragrance of burning eucalyptus charcoal and incense permeates the space. Soon, … Continue reading Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies