Day of the African Child: Celebrating 50 years of African Unity

  “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” – Nelson Mandela This post was written by Jalyn Evans, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Intern June 16, 1976, 10,000 students took to the streets of Soweto, South Africa, refusing to attend poorly funded schools which administered education in a language they did not … Read More

Protests and Progress

While protestors in Istanbul build barricades from paving stones and the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Demonstration passes, the UN is beginning discussions to update the Millenium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. Delegations to the UN lack the media attention of the battered Turks, but their work may be just as significant–there is a … Read More

Humanitarian Aid Training…Locally!

Are you interested in human rights, activism and humanitarian work? Look no further than the Steel City’s own La Roche College! Local Pittsburgh University, La Roche College, is offering an innovative, unique summer training program aimed at eager college graduates hoping to work in the Emergency and Humanitarian Aid field. Their two week Global Development … Read More