Twitter Q&A with Brenda Moore

On March 19, 2020, we interviewed our 2019 fellow Brenda Moore on Twitter. She founded KEEP: Kids Educational Engagement Project in Liberia when schools shut down for Ebola. She recently wrote an article about what schools should do now for Coronavirus. Here is a transcript of the conversation! Q1) In 2014, during the #Ebola crisis, …

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New Voices COVID-19 Coverage

Updated 3/29 Coronavirus is officially a global pandemic. As the virus continues to spread, several of our 2020 Fellows and Senior Fellows have given media interviews or penned pieces on different aspects of the outbreak, particularly in the African context. To date, 22 New Voices Fellows have given over 20+ interviews and written 23 Op-Eds related …

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Redstone: Food, Elixir Of Life

In hopes of gleaning some new or otherwise interesting facts about food and nutrition and expand the conversation beyond the Aspen-centric avocado toast and kale salad, I sat in on a session last week titled Food, Elixir of Life at Aspen Ideas: Health. Dan Glickman, whose many roles include working as the U.S. Secretary of …

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Harnessing the Momentum of #MeToo

For Naadiya Moosajee, white male privilege is the cause of #MeToo — but it may also be the solution. "When [men] start to open the doors," Naadiya says. "Things change… I'm now teaching white men how is it that they can use their white privilege to be able to start positive conversations and to be …

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Forced Sterilisation and the Status Of Women In Society

In this interview, Tabitha Saoyo discusses the challenges and continued battle against forced sterilisations in Kenya. The practice is wide-spread, though rarely discussed as women are generally reluctant to talk about their experiences. Tabitha calls for the empowerment of women through greater protections of sexual and reproductive rights. Listen to the interview here >   …

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