Learning to Hear: Bridge-building in the Middle East

Written by Jeffrey Pond //  The image of a bridge-builder captivates me, and I believe someone who travels well is someone who is a bridge-builder. A bridge-builder sits and listens to others and tries to make a point of connection, but most importantly tries to hear what the other person is actually saying without placing prejudice … Continue reading Learning to Hear: Bridge-building in the Middle East

Standing on Both Legs: Travel and the Development of a Bilingual-Bicultural Identity

Written by Michael Rau //Someone like me finds writing on travel and justice frustratingly difficult. The difficulty lies not in having nothing to say. Rather, travel is so embedded in who I am that anything I write on travel and justice seems to distill down to an autobiography. So, on this topic, I find writing … Continue reading Standing on Both Legs: Travel and the Development of a Bilingual-Bicultural Identity

The Power of the Collective: A Conversation with Calvin Allen

A Conversation with Calvin Allen //  How did you get into community-based and collective action work, and where has that led you? Calvin: Actually it was here in Durham—it’s funny, I was just telling this story. I was part of this really amazing group of young adults who had just graduated from college. I had … Continue reading The Power of the Collective: A Conversation with Calvin Allen

“No Word for ‘Depression'”: Justice in Mental Health in South Africa

Written by Aimee Fouche //  The topic of mental health in South Africa (SA) is complex. It is riddled with a lack of both qualified professionals and funding from the state and employment opportunities. Not to have sufficient mental health care services in a violent country like South Africa is obviously a gross injustice. This … Continue reading “No Word for ‘Depression'”: Justice in Mental Health in South Africa