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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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    Chicago Peace Fellows - January 15, 2020
    Chicago Peace Fellow Alumnus Frank Latin, Founder of the Westside Media Project, shares his reflections on the graduation event honoring the work of the Peace Fellows, a group comprised of individuals who lead small organizations and do not allow our even smaller budgets to deter us from doing the work that our communities so desperately need.
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    HAITI - January 12, 2020
    KOFAVIV Co-Founder Malya Villard Appolon offers reflections on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and calls for global solidarity.
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    Global Fellow | HAITI - January 12, 2020
    GATHER Global Fellow Daniel Tillias of SAKALA in Cite Soleil, Haiti shares his gratitude for global solidarity on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.
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    2019 was a momentous year with the debut of the Chicago Peace Fellows, our fellowship for grassroots organizers in our home town, and numerous accomplishments for the international graduates of GATHER!
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    GATHER Global Fellows - December 19, 2019
    Gather Global Fellow Dieudonne Allo shares an update on the successful Acceleration Summit hosted in South African to boost the youth programming of the Global Leading Light Initiative.
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    Global Fellows - December 19, 2019
    Global Alumni Lissette Mateus Roa offers a street-level assessment of the situation in Colombia, arguing that the ongoing protests are not related to the peace agreement with the FARC, but rather the real problems that afflict the nation; a health care system that does not work, little chance of education, inequality, impunity and especially corruption.
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    Global Fellows - December 18, 2019
    On December 18, YOLRED held the third Community Festival in northern Uganda featuring presentations of the Bwola, Myel Lyel, Dingi-dingi and Aguma (Ayije) dances, instrumentals and drama with messages advocating for peace, reconciliation and ending of domestic and gender-based violence.
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    GATHER FELLOW - November 25, 2019
    Gather Fellow Yusuph Masanja shares the second chapter of his update on his travel from Tanzania to the arctic to understand and combat climate change.
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    Chicago Peace Fellows - November 14, 2019
    Congratulations to the inaugural class of Chicago Peace Fellows who graduated on November 14, 2019, and joined the global alumni network.
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    GATHER FELLOW - November 07, 2019
    Gather Fellow Yusuph Masanja shares an update on his travel from Tanzania to the arctic with famed explorer Sir Robert Swan to understand and combat climate change.