Upending the Establishment – Andrew Johnson

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Upending the Establishment – Andrew Johnson

Haiti, 1791- The slaves of Saint Domingue rose up against the plantation owners and plunged the country into Civil war. In 1792 the slaves were granted legislative freedoms, the first for blacks under white government. Russia, 1917- The uprising, dominated by the Bolshevicks, gave power to the local soviets. The act led to the Russian Civil War and the eventual creation of the Soviet Union in 1922. America, 1776- America severed ties with the British Empire when congress issued the Declaration of Independence. The conflict was decided in 1781...

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A Voice Speaking for the Silenced Victims of the Underground Market – Mariana Spilca

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A Voice Speaking for the Silenced Victims of the Underground Market – Mariana Spilca

I have a secret identity, but lets just say I look up to individuals like Harriet Tubman. I am starting my journey to help the enslaved break free from the walls of an interconnected global tunnel. I am in search of restoring the lives of the victims of this sex trade—whether they can hear me underground in that black market or not.  I’m here, and I’m trying to call for the help of the U.S. government to strengthen anti-trafficking laws here within our borders. Please, give these victims a voice within a protected environment, so that...

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Create Hope – Stephanie Fisk

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in Blog | Comments Off

Create Hope – Stephanie Fisk

Video link: Create Hope  |  This video was created by Anne – a current G42 intern.  I feel that this video is a good visual to the short story I wrote below. [*denotes name change] - – - Sandra* is a women from Brazil.  She always greets me with a smile and big hug.  “Estoy feliz a verte!”  she says as we embrace.  I reply, “I’m happy to see you too!” Then our conversation bounces back and forth between family, work and our faith.  I find out that Sandra has been here for two years, she loves taking photos, married a...

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“People, Responsibility…” – Andrew Johnson

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

“People, Responsibility…” – Andrew Johnson

Here’s a controversial topic: Responsibility. At the deepest roots of a human mind there should be warning lights going off screaming, What is this man talking about, responsibility is something we learned about when we were three? But if you truly allow a few moments to pass while reflecting on the topic of responsibility, you may soon realize that the reason I claim controversy is because there is almost always transfer of blame. Transfer of blame, in layman’s terms, translates to IT’S NOT MY FAULTIt’s not my fault. Well,...

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