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  • Blog
    Fri, 13 Mar 2020
    ArticleImitating God’s Heart

    Imitating God’s Heart I grew up in the Baptist Church and we did not commemorate the liturgical season of the Christian Church.  When I became a pastor, it was my church in Sacramento that schooled me on Advent and Lent.  I developed a deep appreciation for the spiritual concepts of developing patience (a core part of... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 6 Mar 2020
    ArticleThe Power of Using Your Voice to Advocate for...

    Photo of Queen Mother, A Global Ambassador for Africa to the United Nations & Women’s Rights Icon “I do not have a gun, but I have a voice.” – Dr. Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate & Activist On March 6th, the global community at the United Nations celebrated women around the world for International... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 5 Mar 2020
    Article When Disaster Strikes – Who Is There to Help?

    International Relief Efforts in the Caribbean and Around the World     On February 24th the Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations hosted an event on global disaster relief where representatives from several international organizations shared best practices and projects happening around the... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 28 Feb 2020
    ArticleHow Do We Make the Fight for Gender Equality More...

      “Engaging women is the key to sustainable peace.” – Soon-Young Yoon, International Alliance of Women Focusing on women and their capacity to initiate and maintain peace in their family, communities and around the world is crucial to achieving lasting peace. During the latest NGO CSW monthly meeting, Soon... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 26 Feb 2020
    ArticleHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Alvin Ailey

    Highlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers Alvin Ailey was born in 1931 in Rogers, Texas. Barred from mainstream society Ailey began his life in a time of economic crisis (the Great Depression), racism, violence and segregation. His father abandoned his mother when Ailey was only three months old, forcing them to work in cotton fields and as... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 26 Feb 2020
    ArticleHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Labi Siffre

    Claudius Afolabi “Labi” Siffre was a singer songwriter, composer and poet from London. The fourth of five of Barbadian-Belgian and Nigerian descent. Although educated in Catholic School he stated that he has always been an atheist. He studied music at the Eric Gilder School of Music and remembered his experience with... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 25 Feb 2020
    ArticleHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Josephine...

    Josephine Bakers life story is unbelievably queer. The first indication of this is found in the St. Louis city records. Her mother, Carrie McDonald was admitted to the exclusively all white Female Hospital after becoming pregnant whilst working for a German family. This was 1906. America was segregated, patriarchal and typically Black... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Feb 2020
    ArticleHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Audre Lorde

      Audre Lorde described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,”. A native New Yorker, daughter of West Indian immigrants, she became an influential black feminist thinker, essayist, memoirist and novelist. She focused her prose and poetry on the complexities of sexual and racial identity through a... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 20 Feb 2020
    ArticleHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Marsha P....

      Outspoken transgender activist, fashion icon, drag performer and pioneer Marsha P. Johnson began to wear dresses at the age of 5. As it so often happens, other children teased, harassed and bullied her to the point where she eventually stopped. Not until she graduated high school and moved to New York City—with $15 and a... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 18 Feb 2020
    Article 58th Commission for Social Development

    Our organization’s engagement with the United Nations serves to enhance and bolster our deep commitment to global peacemaking, social justice and advocacy for the world’s most vulnerable populations. For the 58th Commission for Social Development at the United Nations, Intersections International staffer, Jude Wetherell,... more...