Social Media and Human Rights

Social media has opened a pathway to democracy. While I am gathering a group for a party over Facebook, other people more oppressed than I am are gathering for revolution and recording atrocities on their smartphones. Amnesty International’s 2011 report: The State of the World’s Human Rights opens with an introduction about this phenomenon and … Continue reading

Ruined

This weekend I saw Ruined at Arena Stage in DC. I’d been waiting over a year to see this Pulitzer prize winner – ever since I first heard about it, really. Playwright Lynn Nottage wrote the piece after traveling to Africa to interview refugee women who had been victimized by the war in Congo. She … Continue reading

The DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk

On Saturday, October 23, the largest anti-trafficking event in the capital’s history took place on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Thousands of walkers raised over $100,000 for abolitionist organizations – groups fighting to end human trafficking and the selling of men, women and children for profit – at the 2nd annual DC Stop Modern … Continue reading

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