Thought Leadership

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In My Shoes: A Reflection by Jai Simpson-Joseph

There’s an old expression that says, until you have walked a mile in someone else’s shoes, you won’t understand their journey. May 25, 2021, marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s...
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Restore Our Earth: The Shared Histories and Futures of Mass Displacement, Climate Change, and Gender Inequity

With the passage of Earth Day this month, I have been thinking and reflecting on the inseparable links between forced migration, climate change, and gender equity, particularly with respect to...
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February is Black History Month. So is every month of the year.

I grew up in a small, predominantly white town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I honestly don’t recall Black History being a part of what we learned in February, or the...
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Why Diversity Alone Isn’t Enough

“You can mandate diversity, but you can't mandate inclusion. Inclusion is about behavior, relationships. You have to change hearts and minds.” - Esi Minta-Jacobs In this final installment of our...
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Honoring the International Day of Education in a Pandemic

“Our vision is to ensure that all refugee girls with interrupted schooling have access to the education necessary to pursue their dreams.” - Global Village Project In the midst of...
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Revisiting Equity at the End of 2020

“Equality says we treat everyone the same, regardless of headwinds or tailwinds. Equity says we give people what they need to have the same access and opportunities as others, taking...
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Celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month with us this October!

While often we speak of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as three essential and related parts of larger commitment, the significance of each value on its own should not be...
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Teaching During COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Amy Pelissero

We’re now more than two months into a school year that has been entirely reshaped by a global pandemic. While Global Village Project’s hybrid model includes one day on-site for...
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Practicing Kindness

Every now and then I see a few kind words come across my social media feeds, but most of the time these days, what I read there is not very...
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Making connections

On Monday, August 31, we officially started our GVP online distance learning program for the 2020-2021 school year. We met with our 20 newcomer students and their families via Zoom...