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Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22)

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Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22) Jul 20

As a rising senior at Tufts, I have come to realize that the beauty of my education is that, every so often, I take a class that greatly alters my perspective about the relationship between peoples, states, and institutions. I have begun to seek out these experiences, which are simultaneously liberating and overwhelming, and this past year I was lucky enough to find one in Political Violence in State and Society. In the class, we explored the relationship between violence and state-building and the ways in which state and non-state actors employ violence to further their goals. I left that class not only with a deeper understanding of how civilian and ruling actors engage through conflict, but with a renewed eagerness to promote political rights and change the structures that lead to oppression.

Jul 16

Building a Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa: My Preliminary Experience with FinTech Pezesha in Leading the Way in Embedded Financing by Elisabeth Di Domenico (A24)

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This summer, I am working remotely as a Communications and Business Development Consultant for Pezesha Africa, a fintech startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. Pezesha was founded by its CEO, Hilda Moraa (pictured bottom left on the poster), an award-winning entrepreneur and author.

Jul 15

Putting People First: How nonviolent action can be the key to liberation by Liz Shelbred (A’22)

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It is not that I did not believe in the power and potential of nonviolent resistance before this summer.

Jul 13

Pride, Protest and Power: Balancing International Journalism with Local Compassion in Brazil by Laura Harvey (A’24)

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This summer, I am lucky to be interning with the International Indigenous Rights NGO, Cultural Survival. I have mainly been working on communications and on a project called Indigenous Rights Radio, which sources and creates radio programs to be distributed to Indigenous community radio stations.

Jul 12

Diving Headfirst into Human Rights Activism: A CANVAS Intern Perspective by Emma Christman (A’23)

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After being selected as an Oslo Scholar through the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL), I began interning in June at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) under Serbian human rights activist Srdja Popovich.

Jul 09

Wastewater and our Future by Alyssa Pak (A23)

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Instead of commuting to the U.S. Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. every morning, I wake up at 8:30am and log onto my laptop by 9am. Given that Covid-19 is still among us, this is the new normal.