Diversity is Our Strength (2/24/2017) - In the past few months, several initiatives have formed in response to the many challenges being witnessed around the globe in relation to the refugee crisis and women's rights. These initiatives remind us of what is possible when people act in solidarity and speak truth to power, helping to foster inclusion for all.
Coming Together to Advance Social Justice (2/20/2017) - Today, February 20th, marks the World Day of Social Justice. On this day we celebrate and re-solidify our commitment to advancing equality and human rights for all, as every human being has the right to belong, connect and thrive.
Sauvé Forum Series Event Celebrates the Power of Women to Effect Social Change (2/16/2017) - On February 8th, the Jeanne Sauvé Forum Series on Social Connectedness and International Development was renewed. The first event of 3 was inspired by the extraordinary women’s marches that occurred on January 21st across the United States and around the world.
Conflict and Connectedness in the Middle East (2/15/2017) - Kim's Samuel's newest Huffington Post article, "Conflict and Connectedness in the Middle East" reflects on the importance and need for compassion, for the pursuit of common ground & for finally overcoming the cycle of isolation that Israelis and Palestinians have experienced for decades.
How to Build Social Connectedness? Get Creative (2/15/2017) - Kim's Samuel's latest Huffington Post article, "How to Build Social Connectedness? Get Creative" highlights the power of creativity to inspire, empower, and build belonging especially during this time in which hatred and exclusion are being heard increasingly around the world.
A Warning from the Past: What the MS St Louis Tells Us about Today’s Refugee Crisis (2/7/2017) - Kim's Samuel's latest Huffington Post article, "A Warning from the Past: What the MS St Louis Tells Us about Today's Refugee Crisis" serves as a reminder that we are one human family and we must vigorously build, strengthen and protect our connectedeness to one another.

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