WBEZ | Global Activism http://www.wbez.org/tags/global-activism Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Princess Kasune Zulu uses her HIV-positive status to save lives http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-princess-kasune-zulu-uses-her-hiv-positive-status-save-lives <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-Princess.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-73944e5e-04bf-ed6e-fccf-5360018697f2">Princess Kasune Zulu was diagnosed with HIV over 17 years ago, at a time when that particular disease carried a heavy burden of stigma in her native Zambia. Since then, Princess Kasune has been advocating for education and healthcare for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Her journey as the founder and spokesperson for her non-profit Fountain of Life has brought her from a one-room village school in Zambia all the way to the White House. For our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series, she&rsquo;ll share her experiences as a leader in the fight against AIDS and discuss how the public conversation has changed about the disease since her diagnosis.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141725390&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-princess-kasune-zulu-uses-her-hiv-positive-status-save-lives Global Activism: 'His Wheels International' provides bicycles for the disabled around the globe http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-provides-bicycles-disabled-around <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA His Wheels.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Alice Teisan, the founder of His Wheels International, gives us an update on how things have taken off for her since being featured on our Global Activism series last year. Teisan, a former nurse at Rush Hospital in Chicago, was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. But she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others around the world suffering from disabilities. Alice created<a href="http://www.hiswheels.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> His Wheels International</a> in 2005. The group recycles old bicycles to send overseas.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135877913&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-provides-bicycles-disabled-around Global Activism: Foods Resource Bank helping small farmers abroad http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-foods-resource-bank-helping-small-farmers-abroad-109559 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/wv GA-Foods Resource Bank.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Marv Baldwin left his for-profit sales career to lead his church&#39;s effort to help small farmers around the world live sustainable and dignified lives. Baldwin has traveled to Kenya, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and several other countries. <span id="docs-internal-guid-2c9b1612-bbdd-553f-47b8-cb8824f78d31">For </span><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism">Global Activism</a></em>, Baldwin talks about the course of his life and work as executive director of <a href="http://www.foodsresourcebank.org">Foods Resource Bank</a> (FRB), based in suburban Western Springs.</p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">FRB&#39;s stated mission: &quot;As a Christian response to world hunger, FRB links the grassroots energy and commitment of the U.S. agricultural community with the capability and desire of small farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger.&quot;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131025307&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-foods-resource-bank-helping-small-farmers-abroad-109559 Global Activism: Manos Unidas helps deaf children in Nicaragua http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-manos-unidas-helps-deaf-children-nicaragua-109506 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/manos unidas.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.manos-unidas.org/">Manos Unidas</a> provides access to sign language education and learning resources to the deaf community in Nicaragua. Marie Coppola, founder and co-chair of Manos Unidas, updates us on what&rsquo;s new with her organization.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128707905&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ManosUnidasNica">Manos Unidas</a> says its mission is, &quot;to ensure equal access to educational and vocational opportunities for deaf children and young adults by providing access to sign language, Spanish literacy, numeracy, and real-life job skills so they can become contributing members of society and in the deaf community.&quot;</p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-manos-unidas-helps-deaf-children-nicaragua-109506 Global Activism: Bookwallah update on bringing books to Orphans in India http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-bookwallah-update-bringing-books-orphans-india-109505 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/bookwallah.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Seena Jacob is founder and CEO of <a href="http://www.bookwallah.org">Bookwallah</a> Organization. &ldquo;Bookwallah&rdquo; is a Hindi word that means &ldquo;book peddler.&rdquo; Her group works to give books and provide quality libraries to orphans in India. Seena is just back from India to give us an update.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123417608&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Seena on why this matters to us:</p><p>&ldquo;Why is this important, especially to people who may feel they aren&rsquo;t directly impacted? The world is globally connected and we learned that particularly during the Great Recession. But, if you know a child has suffered or has endured hardship such as HIV, abuse, living in brothels and you have a chance to make a difference in their lives -- bring hope, happiness, and smiles -- through the simple gift of a book-- does it matter where they live? A child is a child no matter where they live in the world. But, there are truly global challenges such as 793 million people who cannot read, 143 million orphans in the world who have undergone some major things in life. A [dollar] can go a long way in the developing world. So, to know that you can make a difference, be spiritually fulfilled in changing the life of one child, opening their world, should be a great motivator, particularly during this holiday season.&rdquo;</p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-bookwallah-update-bringing-books-orphans-india-109505 Global Activism: Meal Sharing's Jason Savsani on Thanksgiving and European roadtrip http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-meal-sharings-jason-savsani-thanksgiving-and-european <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/meal sharing in kansas.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr">When you&rsquo;re in a foreign country and you don&rsquo;t speak the language, how do you connect with people? Jay Savsani thinks food is the way to go. The local web-designer started <a href="http://www.mealsharing.com\">Meal Sharing</a> to &ldquo;bring travelers and locals to connect with each other over home cooked meals.&rdquo; Its mission is &nbsp;&ldquo;to build communities through shared resources, facili[t]ate deeper cultural exchange, and encourage people to cook at home to enable a healthier lifestyle.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr">For <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, Jason joins us for an update. He has plans to bring people and cultutres together for <a href="http://www.mealsharing.com/thanksgiving">Thanksgiving</a> and he&#39;ll talk about his food adventures from his recent travels aborad.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121252105" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-meal-sharings-jason-savsani-thanksgiving-and-european Global Activism: ART WORKS Project features the exhibit "Picturing Change" http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-art-works-project-features-exhibit-picturing-change-109249 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/artworks.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p>We talk with Global Activist Leslie Thomas, executive and creative of ART WORKS Project. Friday, November 1, 2013, Leslie will host &ldquo;<a href="http://picturingchange.tumblr.com/">Picturing Change</a>,&rdquo; &quot;a photo auction and dinner to celebrate the role of art and design in making a difference for human rights. Molly Roberts, senior picture editor of Smithsonian Magazine will curate the exhibit.The theme is &ldquo;Uncommon Beauty.&quot; Images will reflect the beauty found even in the most challenging situations and our common humanity and resiliency.&quot;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117979449" width="100%"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-58907d2e-915a-a739-6850-a22f56e5e50a">Their first programs will include, &quot;A discussion of sexual trafficking with partners from the <a href="http://voicesandfaces.org/">Voices and Faces Project</a> and <a href="http://caase.org/">CAASE</a>, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and feature work by James Whitlow Delano on sexual trafficking in Moldova.&quot;</p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-art-works-project-features-exhibit-picturing-change-109249 Global Activism: Community Cloud Forest Conservation update on saving Guatemala's forests http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-community-cloud-forest-conservation-update-saving-guatemalas <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/cloud forest.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.cloudforestconservation.org/">Community Cloud Forest Conservation</a> says it works to alleviate poverty and protect Guatemala&rsquo;s tropical cloud forests. The organization supports a range of projects that include education, reforestation, community development and bird monitoring. They teamed up with Chicago bird conservationists to protect the winter home of the birds that migrate through Chicago.<em> </em></p><p>For our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a> segment, <em>Worldview </em>catches up with Rob Cahill, the organization&#39;s founder and Judy Pollock, the director of <a href="http://chicagoregion.audubon.org/birds-wildlife">Bird Conservation</a> for the <a href="http://chicagoregion.audubon.org/">Audubon Chicago Region</a>.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116888274" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-community-cloud-forest-conservation-update-saving-guatemalas Global Activism: Elizabeth Stanton on the Global Sports Mentoring Program http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-elizabeth-stanton-global-sports-mentoring-program-109250 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/ga sports.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-67b161f5-9160-c70a-74f7-11cf653e498c">Journalist and Global Activist, Liz Stanton, founder of the <a href="http://throughhereyesproject.tumblr.com/">Through Her Eyes Project</a> is back on <em>Worldview</em> to talk about what she&#39;s doing lately:</p><p>&quot;I&#39;m taking time off right at the moment from the Through Her Eyes project this month to document the stories of 17 women from around the world who have come to the U.S. for a mentorship program run with the University of Tennessee, State Department, and espnW. It is called the <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/espnw/category/_/name/global-sports-mentoring-program">Global Sports Mentoring [Program]</a>. This is the second year of the program and there are participants from countries as far afield and different as Papa New Guinea and Poland.The stories of these women are compelling and amazing, from one of the few Pakistani women working to cover sports as a journalist in her country, to one of Nigeria&#39;s youngest elected officials, to one of Egypt&#39;s only female basketball leaders, and the challenges they face and the real dreams they have for their countries.&quot;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115831849" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-elizabeth-stanton-global-sports-mentoring-program-109250 Global Activism: Clowning around in Mexico http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-clowning-around-mexico-108719 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/IMG_5224-A.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In this week&rsquo;s edition of Global Activism, we meet a woman who is making the world a better place through smiles and laughter. <a href="http://www.karenhoyer.com/">Karen Hoyer</a> has been a professional mime, clown, and teacher for decades. She recently took her performance skills to Chihuahua, Mexico, with a little help from a grant from the U.S. State Department. Hoyer joins us to talk about her trip.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F111282453&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-clowning-around-mexico-108719