We get an update on the Sonia Shah Organization from the late Sonia Shah's mother and organization co-director Iram Shah, and Daniel Alarcon joins us to discuss his latest graphic novel. Also, historian John Schmidt teaches us about the events behind Guy Fawkes Day.
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.
A comic book is a surprising source for the anti-extremist debate in Pakistan, Obama speaks at the UN, and we discuss solutions to India's lack of plumbing. Also, we learn about penicillin on the anniversary of it's creation.
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.
For the second time this year the Pakistani government has suspended the license of a private television news channel. We'll find out why Amnesty International says these suspensions are 'politically motivated.'