Conference, Volunteers

Peace Justice and You(th) 2017

Glimpses of the 3rd annual Peace, Justice and You(th) conference

Chicago, May 26 2017!

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Neela shares experiences from Ranchi

Neela Jayaraman is a clinical social worker specializing in trauma and gender-based violence. She volunteers for AID in Boston.  While earning her Master’s degree in social work from Boston College, she spent 4 months in Ranchi, Jharkhand with an organization serving people affected by trafficking, child labor, bonded labor, as well as gender-based violence. Continue reading

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The importance of being there

“The saddest part about this whole thing,” said Karthik Ranganathan, “was that I was the only outsider there.”  He was talking about an incident in the Ejipura neighborhood, whose residents belonged to the “Economically Weaker Sections” or “EWS.”  In short, it was a slum.  It was a place that hundreds of people called home.  And when their homes were about to be demolished for the sake of a shopping mall, the people cried foul.  Did anyone listen? Continue reading

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