The next decade will allow each of us to inspire each other to create positive change in our cities. There are so many important issues to tackle we can’t expect our various levels of government or our police services to solve it alone. Authentic collaboration will be required, and we must challenge ourselves and those we know to step out of our comfort zones.
To stop homelessness from going unheard, Simon Community, a leading homelessness charity from Northern Ireland found an unconventional approach to turn the attention towards the issue. During Homelessness Awareness Week between 29th November and 6th December, a series of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) films using sounds often experienced by people forced to sleep outside was released on the global stage with the help of prominent ASMR artists.
• The typical person in my class was a recent university graduate; I’d been in the workforce for four years.
• They picked up on things and learned fast; I had nothing but questions.
• They seem brilliant; I felt stupid.
But, I had something they didn’t have…
As I scroll through many superficial social media posts, I try to remind myself that no one’s life is picture-perfect despite what they might portray online or even in-person. These are counterfeit ways of showing up.
Dogs trained and attuned to their owners have given numerous children and adults who are differently abled: balance, friendship, and courage in the dark.
Hamilton producer uses fame to uplift the spirit of Puerto Ricans and revive its economy.
Camille and Michael began adopting children with special needs in 1986. At that point they had no idea their kindness would grow over four decades to a family of 88 and develop into a foundation to help those with special needs and their families.
Bali, with a population of 4.2 million people, has long been a jewel in the crown of Indonesian tourism. But suffering from the impact of burgeoning tourist numbers, a throw-away culture and poor waste management, that crown is slipping.
Expressive, passionate, and just a little nervous, Melati, 16, and Isabel, 14, spoke for six minutes about a massive worldwide problem which has been apparent on Balinese beaches and in its surrounding oceans for decades, plastic pollution. Students of Green School Bali, the sisters have grown up on the island, experiencing first-hand how its environment has been progressively trashed.
It is becoming terribly common to see indigenous cultures songs go unsung as its people are relocated, adapt to modern technology, and, in the case of new generations, fail to take interest in their culture’s history. It is estimated that one language dies every 14 days, dissolving as communities adopt English, Spanish or Mandarin.