So, I am at it again. I have received what I have been calling my dream job for this stage in my life. I am working as a Fellow for the School for International Training (the program I also studied abroad with in Spain) in their IHP Human Rights comparative program. Over the next three and a half months, we will be traveling to Santiago, Chile, Amman, Jordan and Kathmandu, Nepal to interrogate our understandings of human rights and human dignity. As the fellow, I am responsible for a group of 27 students with diverse backgrounds hailing from cities across the country and world. The program started in New York, where we will visit various non-profit organizations and speak with community activists to get a better idea of what the fight to uphold human rights in the US looks like.
Yesterday, we had our first brush with adventure as 9 people on our program were stuck in a small elevator and the NY Fire Department valiantly came to the rescue. As I anxiously dialed 911, I couldn’t help but think of Buckwheat. No, not the plant. Yes, all of this:
As always, I want to keep this blog more visual instead of inundated with words, as I strongly believe that photos speak to things our voices cannot adequately replicate.
9/11 Memorial Museum
New York, NY
Meeting with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!
New York, NY
United Nations, New York, NY
In April I had the amazing opportunity to travel with my friend Juliana to London to see our documentary, Out of the Shadows, in the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival at the Ritzy Cinema. It was an amazing experience, being surrounded by artists and people who are engaged in work that speaks to how they understand what it means to be free.
At the end of the film festival, we were overjoyed when we received the award for Best Student Film. It was truly an honor and blessing to be given this opportunity. I cannot express how grateful I am.
Until the next journey….(which is coming very soon)