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UnityWorks recently launched a pilot training program with four schools in Yakima, Washington State, US. The program covered issues of race, gender, language, social class, prejudice, stereotyping and other diversity topics. In February, UnityWorks completed its first intensive 40-hour diversity training for staff and students. During the training, the participants put together their “Diversity Action Plans” for the remainder of the academic year.
Founded September 2013, UnityWorks also offers workshop materials, presentations and a curriculum for school children. The Foundation’s current focus is to multiply the programs across US, teaching thousands of teachers and students about unity in diversity.
Nooshin Erfani is the project coordinator of the The Wits Justice Project which won gold at the Making All Voices Count 2015 Global Innovation Competition in Jakarta. Out of 241 global ideas, the Citizen Justice Network was one of five finalists who won gold.
The Citizen Justice Network project aims to activate marginalized communities to fight miscarriages of justice.
It will train eight community activists across the country in basic journalism and the use of technology.
Activists will be sourced from rural areas where platforms for reporting on stories of miscarriages of justice in the criminal justice system are minimal.
The project will enrich community radio and online media. It will provide local activists with an opportunity to expose stories not necessarily covered by mainstream journalists, bridging the gap between community and mainstream media.
ebbf board member and one of IFRC’s directors Françoise Le Goff recently facilitated one of ebbf’s online events. She offers her notes from that rich exploration, new learning and new possible applications of the value of #justice in our workplaces and economic systems.
“Justice is a virtue that can be learned through education and role models, it is a quality that awakes the conscience and creates a process of transformation of the individual who can then, in turn, influence and transform the environment that surrounds us.
Justice can be use to address a truly wide range of issues; poverty, corruption, violence, exploitation, materialism, desires, injustice, discrimination, in all of these instances the value of Justice can correct, improve and even wipe out some of those detrimental elements ….” Click here to read her more of her notes capturing some of the insights she gathered.
If you wish to enjoy one of these online events, you can view here the list of the UPCOMING EVENTS on ebbf’s website.
We were very happy to hear the news today that ebbf member Luigi Matrone has just been nominated to lead the Geneva Global Shapers initiative: “We are proud to announce our new amazing curators Luigi Matrone and Giulia Zanzi Congrats & best of luck! #shapetheworld”
This is one of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers” hubs described as “a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.”
We wish Luigi a great experience and impact!