Recently at the United Nations Alliance on Civilizations (UNAOC) Summer School being held at EF, I asked about 10 participants – as well as two EF officials and a professor:
“What can we do TODAY to help make the world a better place?”
It amazed me as the answers kept coming one by one how similar each response was, each with their own twist. I will be posting them on Patch day by day through Friday, but certainly the resounding answer of empathy and outreach is what brought these folks here in the first place.
Their badges proclaim their far-flung, and often dangerous, homelands – Baghdad, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and on and on. They spoke of war, and of hope. Then there’s the sole participant representing the U.S. at the summit, a very well-spoken journalist interested in telling such global stories to bring people together rather than pull them apart.
Here she is in this video: Ashley Lohmann of Los Angeles, CA.
More on Patch:
- Francisco Crespo of Ecuador
- Elchin Murtuzov of Azerbaijan
- Margarita Kotenko of Moldova
- Thomas Werner, assistant professor at Parsons School of Design, who was leading the afternoon’s seminar on “Creating and Telling Compelling Stories” surrounding the day’s outreach/media theme.
- Drilon Shala of Kosovo
- Maria Salas of Chile
- Mette Nielsen of Denmark
- Yasir Saleem of Baghdad, Iraq
- Philip Johnson, Executive Director of the EF campus in Tarrytown, offers his take on what he and his school can do now to be better citizens in our community.
- Learn more about the UNAOC/EF Summer School
Stay tuned for one last daily dose of of wisdom from an EF official in this special series.
What do think we should do here now to affect change globally? What are you already doing? Share here.