We are happy to share this insightful commentary on the recent American presidential election.
My son is only about 6 months older than Donald Trump’s two year campaign for the Oval Office. My daughter a couple weeks older than Trump’s nomination at the Republican National Convention.
For the past few weeks I had been dreaming of how different the world of my children would be. Even as Canadian, the American President is an important symbol of power and authority. Thefirst president I remember was Bill Clinton – a white man. My memory is like every other person who had a memory of a president – white men.
But for the past 8 years, a new generation now will remember a person of colour as their first president. And then my son and daughter had the promise of remembering a woman as president.
That promise is gone for now.
I can only hope that things change by 2020, that the outcome to this election is…
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Gotta try this!
I posted the instructions to this project on the CLEAR blog way back in 2013, but for some reason, people have had difficulty finding it. Since people email me almost every week for it (which amazes me) I decided to try to make a more visible post for the instructions, which are in the form of a detailed PDF. Hopefully that will make it easier to find. Here are the instructions! 🙂
A thought-provoking call to action regarding the overwhelming number of South Sudanese refugees and how, we in the West can help.
Imagine welcoming 8,200 refugees in a day: those fleeing South Sudan need our help
Last year, Canadians were justly proud of the fact that our country decided to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees in just a few months. Last month, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that in just three weeks, it processed 37,491 refugees from South Sudan who were fleeing to neighbouring Uganda—8,200 arrived in a single day.
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