The Youthful Movement That Made Martin Luther King Jr.
In this moment made so dark by white nationalism and truth denial, Americans should look to the country’s legacy of young leaders with forward-thinking wisdom.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – better known as FAFSA – is being simplified through the omnibus spending bill that became law in December. The FAFSA is what students must fill out to receive Pell Grants, student loans and many other types of financial aid from states and colleges.
Mind & Life’s free upcoming event “The Dalai Lama with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists: A Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops” on Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 pm PT / 10:30 pm ET (Saturday, January 10, 9 am IST or find your time zone here).
Watch live on our website, YouTube channel,or Facebook – no registration required. We’ll also email a link to the recording afterwards if you’re unable to attend live. The event will be simultaneously translated in multiple languages, accessible through the Dalai Lama’s website. If you know of others who may be interested in this event, please share this email!
In preparation for the event, we encourage you to view the 5-part short-film series “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops,” narrated by Richard Gere. These films will be the focus of the conversation. We recommend starting with the Introduction and then learning how feedback loops impact Forests andPermafrost; there are also films on Atmosphere and Albedo
India’s first comic superhero Priya is now trying to overcome COVID-19 – battling fear and misinformation to ensure children and their families are safe. Meet the creators of “Priya’s Mask” on Al-Jazeera THE STREAM on Wed., Jan 6 at 14:30 EST / Thu., Jan 7 at 1:00 am IST. Guests are writer Shubhra Prakash, psychologist Priyam Kumar and creator Ram Devineni. Watch LIVE at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VETzhmzcACE
Read the FREE comic book and watch the short animated film at https://www.priyashakti.com/
America’s newest voters look back at the 2020 election – and forward to politics in 2021
December 29, 2020
One of us teaches at a small liberal arts college, the other at a flagship state university, both in Virginia. Our combined 275 undergraduate students came from rural and urban areas, North and South, and from cities and states all across the country. Nearly all were voting in their first presidential election. Like many American colleges, ours have slight majorities of women over men, and a higher proportion of whites in the student body than in the U.S. population as a whole.
Almost all – 95% – thought the vote-counting process was conducted fairly. Twenty-five percent got beyond the stress and exhaustion and reported that they felt interested and energized by the election. Only 3% were bored by it.
Even better: More than 85% of students said they would get involved in politics in the years ahead. Of those, one in four said they’d consider running for office themselves; six in 10 want to work in a public policy job on issues they care about.
Those numbers are perhaps inflated by the lofty ambitions of the young people who attend highly selective institutions of higher education. But even if our results are from an admittedly small and non-random sample, they are still encouraging – especially compared with polling in previous years. Our students will not be content to stay at home and leave politics to others. These are the kind who are ready to change the world.
2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements that helped bring about immense political change despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which dominated the headlines and became a global concern.
Community Volunteers Foundation
Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı
TOG contributes to the personal development of young people by encouraging them to participate in social responsibility projects as volunteers. In doing so, it increases young people’s community involvement on a voluntary basis.
Every year the Foundation supports the realization of over 980 projects and activities implemented by about 40,000 young people in over 120 university clubs.