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"Can you believe that, at one point, women couldn't vote in America?
Ashoka Fellow Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First Nation of British Columbia, is building a vibrant social movement to change the d
Lady Gaga commands the abundant love of millions of fans.
Today, April 2, is World Autism Day.
We put a lot of energy into building camaraderie among employees and management alike, which is absolutely critical to maintaining empathy and mutual respect. We’ve developed a strong virtual community, so that employees get to know each other across team and managerial lines. It doesn’t replace face-to-face, but it absolutely enhances the employee experience.
Social entrepreneurship is not a partisan issue. But changemaking—seeking to effect a positive change in a community—is inevitably a political act. And voting is an integral part of that act. Unfortunately, racial and ethnic discriminatory practices often prevent participation for everyone. A few US Fellows have come up with innovative solutions to break down some of the barriers.
Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial access, cultural integration, among others. Jose Salcedo represented a student led organization called Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER).
I think I can speak for many Americans in asking "what next?" As I watched the events of Ferguson unfold on my T.V. screen and across the social media landscape, I felt helpless, small and frustrated.