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Pluralism: Living with Differences III

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

This photo was taken in Trinidad, Cuba. It is a statue of the deity Shango playing the conga drum; it is a symbol of the religious and cultural diversity of Cuba.


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Pluralism: Living with Differences

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

This photo was taken in Trinidad, Cuba. Cuba is a very diverse island that is home to many cultures and religious traditions. This radiant young man is sharing this public space with fellow Cubans of African, Spanish and American descent.

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Pluralism: Living with Differences II

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

This photo was taken in Trinidad, Cuba. This is a street musician playing along a cobblestone road on the edge of town. Locals and tourists danced to the distinctly Cuban music- the young, the old, Catholics, atheists, those who follow African traditions and those who do not- everyone enjoyed the music together.  They were joyfully living with differences…

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Advocating for Women’s Rights at Home & Abroad: Justice Served?

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 2:54pm 1 Comment

Advocating for Women’s Rights at Home & Abroad: Justice Served?

Advocates for women’s rights press for many types of social change, but arguably all of them relate to justice. How can one know if what they are pressing for actually furthers justice or if it hinders it? For those who argue for gender equality and fairness in the home, what specific issues might they address? Is there any way to evaluate potential policies or programs to determine if they increase or restrict…

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