Category: People

Recap of USAID’s Inaugural Global Innovation Week Kickoff

“Innovation is making the impossible, possible, the unsolvable, solvable. And of course, nowhere is this more true than in the area of international development, where technology and new thinking are enabling us to reinvent how we go about fulfilling our mission.” These remarks, delivered by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Mark Green, kicked…

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On World Refugee Day: What lessons we can learn from Africa

Today, low- and middle-income countries host a majority of the world’s refugees. The reality of refugees striving to rebuild their lives alongside host communities can fuel divisive politics, and the strain of refugee flows can threaten hard-won development gains. Despite the political turmoil precipitated by forced displacement, this is an eminently manageable challenge for the…

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SS17 Trunk Show :: Misanthrope x Zaire Studios @ REDEEM 

Chicago brand MISANTHROPE and DC designer ZAIRE STUDIO joined forces this past weekend to showcase their Spring collections and welcome in the season. Hosted at Redeem — an independent boutique specializing in up-and-coming designers, and with ambience by DJ NativeSUN,  designers Ayrun Dismuke and DC’s own Ayana Zaire shared what inspires their creative process through their showcase.…

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How the Women’s March Action Network seeks to Mobilize and Empower Local Groups 

The success of the Women’s March led many local community huddles around the country to begin organizing and envisioning next steps for the resistance. Neighborhood action networks continue to sprout across the country with the aim to convene and engage a diverse group of marchers and allies that are committed and ready to take collective…

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