NEWS & COMMENTARY BY KIM SAMUEL
Safety in Belonging (6/27/2018) - In her latest article, Kim reflects on the factors that may drive an individual to join a violent extremist group. Drawing from examples that have failed and succeeded, Kim advocates for approaches to combatting extremism that rest not on an 'us-versus-them' mentality, but are grounded in respect, recognition and youth empowerment.

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LATEST BLOG POSTS
Supporting Children Born of Rape from the Tutsi Genocide (8/17/2018) - By Ignace Nikwivuze, Social Connectedness Fellow
As the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide approaches, it is important to reflect on the many consequences and legacies of the Genocide, one of which was children born of rape.
The Use of Language – Passion or Problem (8/15/2018) - By Eden Beschen, Social Connectedness Fellow
Given the pervasiveness of exclusionary language, Eden argues that advocating against the use of exclusionary language is not to advocate for censorship, but rather to advocate for the active choice of using inclusive language.
The Harmful Invisibility of People with Albinism (8/10/2018) - By Carmella Munyuzangabo, Social Connectedness Fellow
Worldwide, people with albinism are ostracized and often have limited social and medical support. By creating dialogue and raising awareness on albinism, we can change the mainstream narrative that dehumanizes people with this condition.
How to NOT Lose the Human Touch (8/8/2018) - By Anica Lanzi, Social Connectedness Fellow
From artificial intelligence to the Drone Age, we need to consider ethics and rights when advancing technology.
We are #PeopleNotPunchlines (8/7/2018) - Comedian Tom Segura is right, his Netflix special is "Disgraceful." It shows that ending discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities is no laughing matter. 
Jinwar, “Land of Women”: Healing Traumas of War by Living a Communal Life (8/1/2018) - By Céline de Richoufftz, Social Connectedness Fellow
Learn about Jinwar, a sanctuary where women can heal and recover from the traumas of a war that has devastated their lands and lives.


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Ongoing Dialogue

Through ongoing effort, events and dialogue, this network continues its commitment to further ‎understanding of social isolation, to gain insight, and to confirm actions required to support and achieve social connectedness as a key to individual and community well-being.