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Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22)

by heatherbarry
Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22) Aug 19

One day in early July, I had the chance to visit the home of the late Dr. Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) and life-long scholar of nonviolent action. At the green front door of the quaint, four-story townhouse in East Boston, I was greeted by my supervisor Jamila Raqib, the Executive Director of AEI and mentee of Dr. Sharp. After joking about how crazy it was to finally see each other outside of Zoom and giving me a tour of the house, Jamila showed me a room off the bedroom.

Aug 18

Nonviolent Resistance in Action by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by heatherbarry

The highlight of my work at the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), so far this summer, has been attending its training workshops for activists. CANVAS, a human rights organization based in Belgrade, Serbia, researches and teaches about nonviolent civil resistance and how to form peaceful political movements.

Jul 20

Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by tuftsigl

As a rising senior at Tufts, I have come to realize that the beauty of my education is that, every so often, I take a class that greatly alters my perspective about the relationship between peoples, states, and institutions.

Jul 16

Building a Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa: My Preliminary Experience with FinTech Pezesha in Leading the Way in Embedded Financing by Elisabeth Di Domenico (A24)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I am working remotely as a Communications and Business Development Consultant for Pezesha Africa, a fintech startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. Pezesha was founded by its CEO, Hilda Moraa (pictured bottom left on the poster), an award-winning entrepreneur and author.

Jul 15

Putting People First: How nonviolent action can be the key to liberation by Liz Shelbred (A’22)

by tuftsigl

It is not that I did not believe in the power and potential of nonviolent resistance before this summer.

Jul 13

Pride, Protest and Power: Balancing International Journalism with Local Compassion in Brazil by Laura Harvey (A’24)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I am lucky to be interning with the International Indigenous Rights NGO, Cultural Survival. I have mainly been working on communications and on a project called Indigenous Rights Radio, which sources and creates radio programs to be distributed to Indigenous community radio stations.