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Alara Clara, I remember you; you matter to me

Today begins the Resolve “One Voice: Resolved to Remember” vigil, held Dec. 14 to 24, to remember all those affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Christmas Massacres. Left vulnerable as they celebrated Christmas, Congolese communities were attacked by the LRA on Dec. 24, 2008, and Dec. 14, 2009. Hundreds were killed and abducted. Churches […]

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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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‘Wo Ai Ni Mommy’ follows immigrant girl

In its second presentation this month about the identity struggles faced by a girl who is internationally adopted at 8 years old, PBS’ POV premieres Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal, the documentary follows Chinese orphan Fang Sui Yong, later known as Faith, and the […]

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Sierra Leone youth have a voice on WeOwnTV

With Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performing tonight at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, we shine a light on WeOwnTV. The organization was co-founded in 2009 by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars musician Alhaji “Black Nature” Kamara and filmmakers Banker White and Zach Niles. The roots began when the three met in 2002 during the making of […]

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‘Voices of the dead … tell me don’t give up’

With news of post-election violence in Jonglei, South Sudan today, I bring you the story of poet/musician Emmanuel Jal, a self-described “War Child,” who devotes his life to preventing another child from walking the same painful path he did. A former child soldier and Lost Boy of Sudan, Jal is asking the international community to […]

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