Archivo para:julio, 2014

My two homes

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Jul 25, 2014
This week I was on WBEZ Worldview with Jerome McDonnell talking about ConTextos in context of the current humanitarian crisis on the US border: 57,000 kids since October 2013 seeking refuge from the Northern Triangle countries El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the same countries that ConTextos...

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52,193 kids at the border

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Jul 15, 2014
It’s all over the news and everyone agrees: we must get at the root of the problem to understand why these 52,193 kids have crossed the border from October 2013- June 2014. The constant press makes me think about the root of my connection to El Salvador. The reports make Central America seem...

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T-shirts: a key step in running a non-profit

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Jul 8, 2014
It’s one of those things I never would have anticipated: three years into running the organization, and getting t-shirts becomes a serious inflection point. I’m taken back to the day, nearly four years ago, when I first presented the idea for ConTextos—launched it’s name in public—in...

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47,000 UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH HAVE CROSSED THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE US SINCE OCTOBER. MOST FROM CENTRAL AMERICA.

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Jul 1, 2014
I look at the image above, a screen shot from a CNN piece about this “humanitarian issue” and immediately notice that this kid—maybe Salvadoran or Guatemalan or Honduran—is having an experience in a refugee camp that she probably never had in her home country: Coloring with...

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