A little over a year ago, I was frantically packing all my belongings into a storage unit in SE DC, preparing to spend a year in Nigeria on a Boren Fellowship to study Yoruba language and work with Search for Common Ground’s Nigeria Office.
At the time, I had just completed the first year of my MA in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University, and felt that a year of field experience would greatly enhance my insight into the peacebuilding world. Side tangent- If you are thinking…Continue
Volunteering is one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions every year. Over the 2.5 years that I have been a member of PCDN, I have been endlessly impressed with the community- our commitment to peace is inspiring and seeing so many people working towards a common goal keeps me motivated in my work and life. …Continue
“They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elder person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren’t scraping by like the majority of us. But here it is different. Wrinkles aren’t desirable. A round belly isn’t a sign of success.” - from The Hunger Games, first…