Theme Overview: Migration-Hope & a Home in Transience

Some species of birds happily migrate twice a year. In contrast, humans migrate sporadically and generally reluctantly -- as a species, we tend to favor roots over wings. In 2016, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. The word “displaced,” of course, only addresses half of the journey; … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration-Hope & a Home in Transience

Theme Overview: Protecting the Vulnerable, Protecting the Planet

As countries and scientists scramble to protect the planet from unchecked greed and negligence, cries for social justice ring out in streets across the world. While it may seem these two battles are separate, those working in environmental fields know the impact that their work has on the peoples of the world and are striving … Continue reading Theme Overview: Protecting the Vulnerable, Protecting the Planet

Theme Overview: Media’s Platform for Justice

Media: It’s a huge, nebulous word. We consume media each and every day, whether we’re scrolling through our Facebook feeds or hearing a song on the radio. We’re continuously creating and curating in our own ways and through our own platforms. But how can those platforms be used to elevate and awaken—whether we have 10 … Continue reading Theme Overview: Media’s Platform for Justice

Theme Overview: Youth on a Quest

What place do youth hold in our communities? The word “youth” is often associated with being carefree or consumed with superficial problems. However, each of the authors below presents a far more complex perspective on youth. Their experiences working with young people reveal both the difficulties and the possibilities of this energetic demographic of youth … Continue reading Theme Overview: Youth on a Quest