NEWS & COMMENTARY BY KIM SAMUEL
A Tribute to Saoirse Kennedy-Hill - In this piece for Medium, Kim pays homage to this friend and teacher and reflects on the important impacts she made on the world. In speaking out about her personal struggles against depression and sexual assault, Saoirse was bearing a burden in order to help reduce shame and stigma for others. She revealed what is perhaps the most necessary and under-appreciated pathway to healing: Solidarity.

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Montréal Has Plans for Canada’s Largest Urban Park – Is It Enough? - By Claire Suh, Social Connectedness Fellow
In celebration of National Tree Planting Day, Claire reflects on the importance of urban parks and Montreal's opportunity to expand green space in an equitable manner.
Sept. 23rd: The Unseen Driver of Migration: Climate Change and the Crisis of Protection in Central America and Mexico - Join us on September 23rd for an interactive event exploring the links between climate change and migration in Central America and Mexico.
Chennai Water Crisis: The Beginning of “Climate Apartheid” or an Era of Social Connectedness? - By Priya Nair, Social Connectedness Fellow
Chennai is facing one of the worst water crises of its time. How can local residents, organizations and governments come together to secure an equitable and sustainable future?
“Moise Tellier’s Apple and Cake Shop”: The Evolution of Queer Spaces in Montreal - By Noah Powers, Social Connectedness Fellow
From North America’s first queer space to a World Pride 2023 Candidate city, Montreal has a long and deep-rooted history with queer visibility and activism, catalyzed by queer community spaces.
Charlottesville, August 11-12: Healing and Moving Forward Through Remembering, Not Ignoring, a Past of Slavery and Racism - By Amy Luce, Social Connectedness Fellow
In remembrance of the Charlottesville riots 2 years ago, Amy reflects on why it's important to acknowledge each of our own community's history and actively work to right the wrongs.
Queer Here, Queer There: The Podcast Making ‘Invisible History, Visible’ - As part of his SCSC fellowship this summer, Noah Powers chose to produce a podcast titled ‘Queer Here, Queer There’ with the goal of making his research more accessible to the wider community.
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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.