Sugar is one of the most used commodities in the world, but few people think about the story behind the sweetener in their coffee cups. Local filmmaker Bill Haney’s new documentary suggests that if they did, they would realize that sugar is not only a political landmine, but also quite literally a life and death issue.
As the old saying goes, children should be seen, not heard. But today, with quality of life problems growing for many Boston kids, more adults are recognizing that the city’s youth need to be part of the conversation about finding solutions.
Boston-area activists have joined the growing international contingent voicing concern about the welfare of missing Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine.
“The fact that the Haitian government and the U.S. government are not doing anything about this is just not right,” said Josué Renaud, director of the New England Human Rights Organization for Haiti. “After two months, no one is taking this seriously.”
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu spoke to over 700 Boston school students Monday about why they need to take charge of ending violence on the city’s streets. The Nobel laureate was the keynote speaker at a youth symposium hosted by Wheelock College called “Bridges to Hope and Understanding: Exploring Truth and Reconciliation.”
The symposium highlighted the archbishop’s reconciliation tactics that have been used with youth in his native South Africa, and recognized five Boston youth who are “emerging leaders” working in their communities on issues related to violence.