Spring 2018 Intern Blog Series: A Brief History of Black History Month

Being the second month of the year, February can be a month of settling into the year’s structure after the forever rush of the holiday season; still it provides glimmers of celebrations with days like Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, and the (begrudgingly) beloved Valentine’s Day. February also dedicates 28 days to celebrate the lives and influences of black people in the United States, as it is Black History Month. In addition to exploring the rich and diverse history of ...

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Spring 2018 Intern Blog Series: Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

As the first month of the year says its goodbyes its importance and awareness does not have to. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month which is a subject that needs to be at the forefront of our minds until it is eradicated. Trafficking is defined, by United Nations Protocol as: the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons using threat, force, or coercion for the purpose of exploitation. This happens to men, women, and ...
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Spring 2018 Intern Blog Series: History is Made

This weekend marked the second anniversary of the now, annual tradition known as the Women’s March. The mission of the Women’s March is essentially to get people, not only women, of all shapes, sizes, colors, and beyond together to educate each other and those in their surroundings about vital issues that they endure. Bringing communities together in order to understand diverse issues, and diverse people is something GOL also deems necessary. By having groups of diverse people join together, the ...

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Vignettes of (un)humanity Review

Vignettes of (un)humanity started as an event to spread awareness on human oppression with its multiple facets. It soon became encompassing with all its guests’ experiences, emotions and narratives building bridges to new ways of addressing oppression throughout their communities.

The success of the event revered through the live cello music performed by Ashlee Booth, a rising cellist, the delectable Turkish Cuisine provided by Quality Turkish Market and the astonishing bar service by The Pour ...

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Fall 2017 Intern Blog Series: Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is a phrase that you will start to hear more and more frequently. It is a new worldwide challenge that is targeted at improving economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance. Basically, how can we get the Global South on an equal playing field with the rest of the world without further destroying the Earth’s environment? Political scientists and economists are quickly trying to come up with solutions to this ...

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Fall 2017 Intern Blog Series: Rohingya, What is Happening?

If you just read that title and were like, “What? I’ve never heard of this,” or “Who are the Rohingya?” you aren’t the only one. Despite the United Nations Humans Right Chief calling the actions taken by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya population “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” many world leaders have remained silent on the subject. I believe it is important that we shed light on this issue along with any ...

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Fall 2017 Intern Blog Series: Light Amidst the Dark

If you have turned on the news, gone on social media, or even had a conversation with someone within the last month, chances are you have probably heard something about Hurricane Harvey. On August 25 one of the most devastating storms in American history touched down in Texas. With upwards of 70 deaths, the devastation is being compared to that of Hurricane Katrina. Amongst all the chaos that seems to be going on in ...

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Fall 2017 Intern Blog Series: Oppression

A new semester means some new faces here at GOL. We have a few new interns from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. With a new semester and new faces, we will also be working on some new projects. One of our projects this semester gives us the opportunity to work with a local artist on a project about oppression. He will work to depict global oppression through photography, and we will host an event ...

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Spring 2017 Intern Blog Series: Thank You

With the semester winding down and this being out last week of classes we would like to say thank you. Thank you to Nourah and the political science department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for giving us this opportunity to learn with hands on experience. We have gotten to see a lot this semester. From what it is like to host an event to learning just how much time and effort goes into getting a nonprofit off ...

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Spring 2017 Intern Blog Series: What Matters in Life

As the semester comes to an end and our internship is coming to a close, I’ve come across a quote by Martin Luther king that I believe is appropriate as we begin to make our ways back home, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” This is such an important quote because it is another one of those that captures the true spirit of nonprofit work and the mission of Global Outreach ...

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