We'll get a Global Activism update from Shelley Nizynski Reese and Jen Ciok. Shelley’s group, A Better Life for Kids, and Jen’s group, Aiding Children Together (ACT), partner to help children in Ghana get food, medicine, and quality education. They tells us about their ‘Eggs for Kids’ program to give protein and hope to Ghanaian schoolchildren and how a Worldview listern heard them them on the show and wrote a song!
In 2013, when Angela Ross found out her kids’ elementary school was closing, she could hardly believe it. Then Jeanette Ramann and other parents from a nearby Bronzeville school came to help with the transition. Today, the two are friends and fellow education advocates.
We met Lori Dillon last February about her story to create a local branch of the NGO, Right To Be Free. She did it to support her friend, Ghanaian Eric Peasah, “who has dedicated his life to the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children.” For Global Activism, Lori is back, with Eric, who came from Ghana to spread awareness about slavery and indentured servitude of children in his country.
Lori Dillon created Right To Be Free to support her friend, Eric Peasah “who has dedicated his life to the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children.” For Global Activism, we’ll talk with Lori about what motivated her toward this cause.
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.
During her summer and winter breaks as a second grade teacher at the John Middleton Elementary School in Skokie, Shelley Nizynski Reese, travels to Ghana to use her teaching and sign language skills to educate orphans. For Global Activsm, we hear from Shelley and Skokie teacher, Jennifer Ciok from Oliver McCracken Middle School. Jen was so inspired by Shelley's work that shepartnered her group, Aiding Children Together (A.C.T.) with Shelley.