Grassroots Partnerships for Global Change

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Rooted in the Power of Communities

Since 2002, the Chicago-based Goldin Institute has inspired, equipped and connected grassroots leaders in over 40 countries to lead community driven social change.

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    Dr. Pamela Phoenix, Gloria Smith and Dawn Hodges partnered together as part of the Chicago Peace Fellows Mutual Aid Collaborative to launch a project titled: Healing Centered Activities for Our Seniors, providing seniors with opportunities to connect with other people, discuss their emotions, and share their stories.
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    Two Chicago Peace Fellows, Jamila Trimuel and La’Keisha Gray-Sewell, joined forces through Chicago Peace Fellow’s Mutual Aid Collaborative to design and implement an initiative called Raising Black Girl Magic, which was dedicated to serving the needs of young Black women in Chicago to help them through the disruption of COVID-19.
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    Goldin Global Fellows - October 06, 2021
    Global Fellow Dieudonne Allo from the Global Leading Light Initiatives in South Africa offers an inspiring update including plans for the future of GLLI's community and network.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - October 04, 2021
    Chicago Peace Fellow Gloria Smith reports from the the Black Star Project's 25th anniversary on September 25, 2021. Philip Jackson founded the Black Star Project in 1996 to advocate for community involvement in education and the importance of parental development to ensure that children are properly educated.
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    Mutual Aid Collaborative - October 04, 2021
    2020 Chicago Peace Fellow Cosette Nazon-Wilburn unveiled ten community-created heart sculptures now showcased across Southside Chicago neighborhoods making a “Parade of Hearts” with support from the Chicago Peace Fellows Mutual Aid Collaborative.
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    Goldin Global Fellows - September 23, 2021
    Goldin Global Fellow Lo Ivan Castillon provides an update on the peace process in the Southern Philippines and calls for moral governance in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as it solidifies its leadership after two and a half years of existence.
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    International Peace Day - September 23, 2021
    As we mark International Day of Peace 2021, Colombian Goldin Global Fellows Lissette Mateus Roa and Luz Jennifer Divantoque reflect on the progress made towards achieving peace in Colombia.
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    Goldin Global Fellows - September 21, 2021
    As we celebrate International Peace Day today, the ongoing farmers’ protest in India is a telling example of how non-violence can be a powerful tool against oppression and intimidation.
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    While the United Nations designated September 21st as the International Day of Peace in 1981, three years earlier, on September 7, 1978, Chicago heralded the inaugural Peace Day in an effort to promote a civic commitment to worldwide and city-wide peace.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - September 09, 2021
    After four months of intensive learning as a community of practice, the 2021 Chicago Peace Fellows have put the principles of community driven social change into practice by launching seven peace building projects in Chicago.