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Friday, August 05th, 2016

Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala - August 2016

Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala - August 2016 A few photos from our group's trip so far:   DAY 1   The Streets of Antigua   Impact Hub, where our students connect with local kids and start ups learning entrepreneurship Lunch at the farmer's house (not pictured 5 feet behind, a horse who lives indoors!)   DAY 2   The Snickers… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, June 01th, 2016

War & Citizenship: Experiential Learning Without Violence

“Take students to Vietnam? Isn’t that a war zone?”   It was 9/11 that radicalized my teaching. Hearing my students embrace war in Afghanistan and Iraq as an answer to our national grief inspired my entrepreneurial spirit. How can we use our grief from violence to inspire peace? How can we teach kids to generate shared wealth as a means… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Memorial Day: an Opportunity to Teach Peace

Veterans tell us "war is hell." Those who mourn the loss of a soldier this Memorial Day get it. However, the percentage of the U.S. population serving in the military is less than one-half of 1% - the lowest levels since World War II. To those of us in the civilian population Memorial Day is little more than a 3-day… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. George Black February 25, 2015 | This article appeared in the March 16, 2015 edition of The Nation. On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove out along a spur of the old… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, February 09th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Sunday, Feb. 8: Into the Organized Chaos of Hanoi A car in front of you. A bus behind you. A rickshaw to your left. Twenty-five clamoring people walking directly in your path as you begin to move, slowly and surely, towards your destination. As one of four million scooters in Hanoi, you are not alone in this daily struggle for… [Read Full Article]
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