"Leadership is a powerful symbol -- it defines who belongs and who does not. When someone sees someone like themselves in a position of power and influence, it makes them feel valued and it gives them something to aspire to."
He brings together genres seamlessly with his viola from hip-hop to classical and will have you gnashing or gritting your teeth with his mad orchestral skills. This Friday night shouldn't be any different for Miguel Atwood Ferguson.
At this moment, my fears for the people of Haiti are winning out over my optimism. Many are afraid the events around this election are setting the country on a path that will ultimately lead to civil war -- the worst possible outcome.
The Nov. 2 midterm elections are another chance for the youth of America to speak and be heard. Everyone who voted for change and hope two years ago needs to show that they're all in this for the long haul.
We'll participate in elections once the candidates respond to our demands, once they address the problems of people living in temps, once they stop forcing women to sleep with men who control distribution of humanitarian aid to get any.
Instead of focusing on making a difference in Haiti through the public sector, why not try the private? Let me tell you about some good social enterprise ideas, and who might find them appealing in Haiti.