GYC Village

blog posts from GYC's participants, alumni, & staff

The Brutal Reality of Police Brutality

A few months ago, while listening to Democracy Now!, I heard the tragic story of Kenneth Chamberlain who was shot by police while in his home in White Plains, NY. It … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Words to GYC from UN High Commissioner

GYC had the chance to attend the NGO (civil society) meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on October 24, 2012, and to ask a question … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

It Depends Who You Talk To

Visit to Ministry of Justice, 21st August, 2012 Reported by: Raquelle Pasquel and Gloria IMANSIMWE The delegation’s visit to Rwanda’s Ministry of Justice provided essential information about the current judicial … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is the most effective volunteering?

New York Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)  Workshop By Cherilyn Sprague On June 26th, 2012 the Global Youth Connect delegation in NYC had the pleasure of having a workshop* put on … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, one Suspension At a Time

Children’s Defense Fund By Nina Vershuta Our delegation met with the staff of Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), including Avery Irons, Director of Youth Justice Programs, Jasbir Singh and Gabriela Silverio, … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Safe Passages

Juvenile Justice Project and Safe Passages By Nina Vershuta Our meeting with the Juvenile Justice Project of the Correctional Association (CA) of NY was the first of many organizations concerning … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

What ‘Human Rights Grade’ Do You Give Your City Council?

Urban Justice Center By Nina Vershuta Our delegation had the distinct pleasure in meeting with Erin Markham and Shani Jamilla, the Director of the Human Rights Project at the Urban … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Even the UN needs Intercultural Programming

UN Alliance of Civilizations Reporting by Maja Pecanac The Global Youth Connect Human Rights in the USA participants visited the UN Alliance of Civilizations on June 29, 2012. The group … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Radio for Human Rights

WBAI Radio Reporting by Cherilyn Sprague On July 02, 2012 the Global Youth Connect youth delegation visited WBAI in NYC, a completely listener supported radio station broadcasted from the Empire … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Art for Healing Diverse Communities

Gallery 138: Art for Healing Diverse Communities Exhibit By Tamuz Avivi Art and Finance in Global Engagement, or Art for Healing Diverse Communities: July 3rd at Gallery 138 We reached … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leaving Nyamata

Reflections on visiting the Kigali Memorial Center and the memorial at Nyamata Church, where some 10,000 Tutsis were killed between April 14 and 19, 1994. By Adam Moscoe, Rwanda Program … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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