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The Art of Hope During Lockdown

The pandemic comes at a great price for actors and artists around the world. How can you remain optimistic in the face of possible health and existential worries and the inability to carry out your profession and passion? In this article, Alys talks about her lockdown experiences and why any act of creation is profoundly optimistic. From Scottish dancing to mezzo-soprano Alys is a professional actress and theatre-maker from the… Read More »The Art of Hope During Lockdown

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Becoming What Someone Used to Be for You

She has been deemed “unteachable” in high school and is now on a mission to advocate a new educational philosophy. What drives someone with such an essential but challenging goal? What keeps her going? Sue Ellen shares her personal story and why every single day at work can make all the difference.  Back in L.A. in the 1990s The story begins in Long Beach, L.A., in the 1990s when gang-related… Read More »Becoming What Someone Used to Be for You

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The Rocky Journey of Fulfilling a Dream

Poverty and becoming a scientist are unfortunately often far apart. Bryan has experienced this first hand but nevertheless remains optimistic for future generations of minority scientists. Because he knows that sometimes one person is enough to make all the difference. Bryan from the United States is – amongst many other things – a PhD candidate in immunology. A dream that at times seemed unrealistic and unattainable considering the place where… Read More »The Rocky Journey of Fulfilling a Dream

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Introducing a Remarkable Caribbean Way to Encounter Racism

Racism is a deeply rooted, powerful mechanism. However, there are ways how we can overcome it. Francio Guadeloupe explores these possibilities and demonstrates how crucial the vision of possible future perspectives is. Francio Guadeloupe is a researcher and teacher at the University of Amsterdam and former president of the University of Sint Maarten. He is a social and cultural anthropologist who is committed to dismantling and overcoming our thinking in… Read More »Introducing a Remarkable Caribbean Way to Encounter Racism