Global Activist, Amy Maglio, was living in Senegal and decided she must do something to help more girls get into school and stay there. She created the Women's Global Education Project (WGEP) to support girls’ education in Senegal and Kenya. Maglio will update us on what WGEP has been doing lately to help girls in those countries escape extreme poverty, through education.
A Mexican lawyer, Alejandra Ancheita founded the organization ProDESC to protect the rights of Mexico's marginalized communities. She joined us on the show to talk about her efforts against the Mexican government. We also talk to Jordan Ritter Conn, a contributor for Grantland, about Sim Bhullar, the first NBA player of Indian descent.
Today Scots will decide whether or not to be independent from Britain. With more than 95% of eligible voters registered to vote, it is expected to be a close call. We'll discuss what this could mean for Scotland, with Scottish-Chicagoan Euan Hague.
After the military coup in Thailand last may, the military imposed martial law in the country. Human rights observers are now reporting rampant human rights violations, and Amnesty International is accusing the junta of abuses from suppression of free speech to torture. We'll discuss their findings.
For Global Activism, we talk with Global Activist Leslie Thomas, executive and creative of ART WORKS Project. Friday, November 1, 2013, Leslie will host “Picturing Change,” "a photo auction and dinner to celebrate the role of art and design in making a difference for human rights."