A STARTLING EXPOSE OF RAPE CRIMES ON US COLLEGE CAMPUSES, INSTITUTIONAL COVER-UPS AND THE BRUTAL SOCIAL TOLL ON VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. WEAVING TOGETHER ACTUAL FOOTAGE AND FIRST-PERSON TESTIMONIES, THE FILM FOLLOWS SURVIVORS AS THEY PURSUE THEIR EDUCATION WHILE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE – DESPITE HARSH RETALIATION, HARASSMENT AND DETERRENTS AT EVERY LEVEL.
When we’re fearful we make bad decisions. That was true around World War II, when we denied refuge to European Jews and interned Japanese-Americans. That was true after 9/11, when we invaded Iraq and engaged in torture. As George Takei, the Japanese-American actor who was interned for four years as a child, wrote in a […]
The Story behind the Horror: To survive in Syria meant supporting whippings of friends for clothing infractions and those who resisted, or whose family or friends had the wrong connections, were detained, tortured or killed. But every concession turned to horror before long, and the women came to deplore how they were pitted against their […]
WORLD: Literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write male: 89.9% female: 82.2% (2015 est.) note: more than three-quarters of the world’s 781 million illiterate adults are found in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; of all the illiterate adults in the world, almost two-thirds are women (2012) Find out the numbers […]
Unless emotions are properly dealt with, children won’t be able to reach their full academic potential. Today’s schoolchildren confront not only the inherent difficulty of growing up, but also an increasingly fraught testing environment, a lower tolerance for physical acting out and the pervasive threat of violence. (President Obama last year characterized school shootings as […]
With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm There is no substitute for what takes place outdoors; not least because the greatest joys of nature are unscripted. The thought that most of our children will never swim among phosphorescent plankton at […]