The work of peace and social justice is the obligation of all of us, regardless of our age, background, occupation, nationality, political views, economic situation, race, gender or ethnicity. The death of George Floyd in Minnesota reminds us that as a collective community we have the duty to remedy injustices that limit people of color and those who are marginalized because of structural and cultural barriers and oppression. Those of us who are privileged by class, education, or economics must recognized that to some degree we attained our status at the expense of others. We must listen with compassion and an open heart to those who cry out right now, and more importantly, take risk – often against our own interests – to rectify past wrongs and create a future for all that that is just, fair, equal, and peaceful.
The summer edition of Forage Center News features information about our upcoming first Forage Center Conversations on July 1, virtual career development programs, an interview with Sarah Gresham (our recent intern), and much more! Click here to read!
The Forage Center will be launching Forage Center Conversations on July 1, 2020 from 4-5 p.m. ET. Our first topic will be “The Power in the Peer: Peer Partnership Development in Humanitarian Education.” Read below for more description. Registration is here! Humanitarian work requires those involved to be in a constant state of flux; whetherContinue reading “Forage Center Conversations Start July 1!”
June 19, 2020 is Juneteenth. Because the current call for social justice in the U.S. after the George Floyd murder, there has been more attention given to the holiday which commemorates the date of June 19, 1865 when slaves in Texas were freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation issued January 1, 1863. ReadContinue reading “The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth, Smithsonian Institution”
Along with museums world-wide, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) was forced to close its doors in mid-March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an instant, museums had to look for ways to reach their audiences virtually. NMAD was no exception, quickly engaging with its network around its Diplomacy Simulation Program to offer theContinue reading “National Museum of American Diplomacy: Simulations Go Virtual!”