Please help us guarantee the future of the Global Youth Village in 2021 To be able to hold the 42nd Global Youth Village in person during the summer of 2021 we need to raise $20,000 by December 2020. We are asking all alumni, partners and friends to help!
On Wednesday, November 25th esteemed guests, Pastor Dan Harrison of the Choctaw nation and Kung Fu Grand Master Jessie Teasley of the Lakota nation led the Global Viewpoints Forum in a discussion of “Eco-Warriorism: Indigenous Wisdom”.
In our highly divided, competitive, and fast-paced society, the value of social cohesion is spoken about but has lost its emphasis in the last decade. While the world feels filled with hate, conflict, and oppressive systems being exposed more every day, there are resources available to combat these issues.
Abdo Magdy is an alumni of Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program and the honorable awardee of the 2020 Alumni Impact Award. The prestigious Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award (AIA) from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recognizes exceptional contributions made by Professional Fellows Program Alumni to their communities.
Zaki Barzinji is an alum of Legacy International’s Global Youth Village. A former participant in the early 2000s at the campus in Bedford, Virginia, Zaki has gone on to work as a Public Affairs consultant, and has a passion for bridge-building and engaging marginalized groups politicall
Music is my passion. It animates and inspires me, and I love to observe how music can make connections between people of different cultures. In my professional life I am a musician, an academic and an educator. I also serve on Legacy International’s Board of Directors because the organization’s values and mission align so clearly with my approach.
Join us on Wednesday, October 14th at 12pm EDT for the next Global Viewpoints Forum with guest speaker Zaki Barzinji! Zaki is a public affairs consultant with a passion for bridge-building and storytelling. He will be talking about both his personal experiences and the broader issue of marginalized communities engaging both in politics and with government officials to affect change while not being taken for granted or compromising on their principles.
Feeling a little anxious about the state of the environment? You are not alone. A recent Pew Center Poll revealed that majorities in most countries surveyed find global climate change a major threat to their nation, with concerns only rising since 2013. Moreover, in 13 out of the 26 surveyed countries climate change was actually perceived as the top threat. Join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00PM Eastern for the next Global Viewpoints Forum!
Greenish was co-founded by Shady Khalil, an alumnus of the 2019 Professional Fellows Program, with the intent to increase awareness of environmental sustainability and to empower and engage environmental activists around the Middle East and North Africa. Like many companies in 2020, Greenish faced many difficult decisions in the wake of COVID-19
Join us on Thursday August 27th, 2020 for the next Global Viewpoints Forum with Ahlem Nasraoui. She will be speaking about her work within the Young Leaders Entrepreneurs and sharing experiences and work tools from three projects (Unleash, Peace Lab, and Peaceathon). She will give tips on building peace in vulnerable communities while engaging youth as partners.
If you missed our discussion on Practicing Humility, Empathy, and Interconnectedness in Global Public Health with GYV alum Thomas Lee you can catch up here. Tommy shared some personal stories about his past and how he was met with humility, empathy and interconnections in his life and how that relates to Global Public Health and to the world we are living now during the global pandemic.
Thursday, July 23rd, our Global Viewpoints Forum turned into a mini-reunion as Lorraine “Dr. Rain” Warren, Ph.D., shared her expertise on “RECONCILIATION: What is it to be reconciled within one’s self, one’s community, and one’s world?” Many friends, family, and alumni of Legacy International gathered for Dr. Rain’s wholehearted and honest interpretations of the importance of listening to better ourselves, our relationships, and our community.
Feeling the panic and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, ProFellow Alumna Kamelia Hammachi saw this as an opportunity to provide beneficial resources for young adults living in her community in Algeria.
In this forum, Lorraine “Dr. Rain” Warren, PhD will engage an inquiry into reconciliation as a space of being from which one discovers the work there is for them to do within themselves, their community, and the world.