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Choosing A Different Perspective

This blog was originally posted on iactivism.org. There are so many needs. At the end of our 8 hour days in the camp, I plop down in my room at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) compound and usually sit in silence for some minutes. I let the day, the stories, the visuals, the activities, and the seemingly insurmountable needs all sink in. However, as
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A Parent’s Perspective

Last week I wrote about my excitement as an educator to be working and collaborating with Little Ripples. However, another part of who I am and why I choose this work is my identity as a parent. When I first became a mother, I worried that having children would divide my attention or perhaps take away from what I had to offer my students.
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Stepping into the arena

Here’s a secret: I am terrified on the first day of class. I have been teaching for over 10 years now, everything from PreK to 12th grade, and you’d think that it would get easier to stand up in front of a group of students and speak but honestly, it doesn’t. My work has grown to involve speaking in front of peers and conducting
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It’s Not Too Late To #spin4darfur

We’re about half way through the month of October and the Tour de Goz Amer, but there is still plenty of time to sign up and commit to spinning your wheels for peace! For more information and inspiration, click here to view the Tour de Goz Amer Toolkit! But for now, here are a couple easy steps to get you started: 1. Register to ride here. 2. Download. print,
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