Pakistani-American and Winnetka, Illinois teenager, Sonia Shah, started the Kulsoom Foundation for Girls to build a school for girls in Pakistan. But before the school was completed, Sonia tragically died in a 2012 auto accident at age 18. Since then, her mother, Iram, has carried on her daughter's work, renamed as the Sonia Shah Organization. For today's Global Activism, she'll update us on the school and how it was rebuilt after a 2014 bombing.
We discuss how the Taliban and mistrust of the West have contributed to an increase of treatable diseases like polio in Pakistan. And, we check in with a group that helps support child headed households in Zimbabwe through social enterprise projects.
With busy lives, caring for the environment can seem overwhelming, but EcoMyths Alliance says being green takes less time and effort than you think. We ask two experts to help bust the myth that you’re “too busy to care for nature”. Kevin Ogorzalek of the Center for Humans and Nature and John Barrett with the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, will tell us how doing just a little, every day, makes a huge difference.
We talk with a lawyer representing Guantanamo detainees about his decision to participate in the ongoing hunger strike for a week. Writer Julia Ioffe joins Worldview to talk about how the Russians have handled the Edward Snowden case. Two local teachers take their passion for education to Ghana.
A culturally enriching and empowering event featuring Chicago’s youth-led organizations & guest speaker Dr. Beth Richie. Crossroads Fund grantees will be discussing and displaying the power of youth activism through dialogue & interaction, a community panel and a social justice expo.