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The names that we can’t leave behind

Crossing borders we sometimes suffer losses. Our career. Our identity. Our name. The struggle is to recover from these losses. Here is an excellent contribution from one of our global bloggers about the name she could not forsake. You can find it here and at globalpressinstitute.org steve@chicagoistheworld.org By Saideh Jamshidi I love My Name   […]

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Possibility. Imagination. Conversations to remember. A Future for all of us.

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Imagination has no limits today. I love that about Halloween. Education has no barriers today either. I love that about the Natural History Museum. (Whenever we talk about Chicago, eight-year-old Little Brother has only one word, “Sue.”) Even now, three weeks later, the memories of this day and the imagination it inspires insulate me from the hateful racist and sexist rhetoric churning outside my door.

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Don’t Shoot. They Want To Grow Up

A stage. About 20 persons. Theme: stopping violence. But how? A police officer who lost a child to violence. A probation officer. Two doctors. A gangbanger leading a new life. A mother of a child in an Illinois Youth Center. A neighborhood activist. A woman who turned her home into a place for kids to […]

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Written by on November 29, 2012