Mona Purdy, known as the 'Shoe Lady', is back to tell us what’s new with her group, Share Your Soles. She started her organization by giving a few shoes to help bare foot kids in Central America. More than 15 years later, Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes to countries around the globe to people in desperate need of them.
Global Activist and policy graduate, Tricia Martinez founded “Basic Transfer” to realize her vision to utilize technology for basic cash transfers, lifting women and their children out of extreme poverty. She's back from Uganda and will share how the trip changed her mission and goals, even down to her group’s new name, “Shift”.
The Pakistani military is conducting a military offensive in the North of the country in efforts to dismantle the Taliban. We'll talk about the use of domestic military action in Pakistan with author and professor Aqil Shah.
When we last spoke with Global Activist, Stacey Chamberlain, she was a Chicago-based emergency room physician who co-founded the Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) decided to go to Uganda to train nurses and physicians and provide access to quality healthcare. Stacey is back to update us on how the work of GECC has expanded into Kenya and even into Cambodia.
Mona Purdy of Share Your Soles is just back from a few whirlwind weeks in Africa to expand her operation to Uganda. For Global Activism, “The Shoe Lady” joins us to talk about the pain and joy she saw and experienced. Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes globally to people in desperate need of them.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Joliet has partnered to build drinking wells in Uganda with a Ugandan Priest, Emmanuel Katongole. When some church parishioners visited Uganda in 2010 to see the wells, they soon discovered that their gifts provided far more than just water for these communities. On Global Activism, we’ll talk with Father Emmanuel about his work, along with Deacon Ralph Bias of Sacred Heart Church.
Northern Uganda is still reeling from a 23-year civil war that internally displaced over 1.6 million people. The Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWEDG) is the region’s first grassroots human rights organization focused on women.