Posts Tagged ‘racism’

April 14th, 2012 - 1:15 pm § in Uncategorized

Bigger than Kony: Livetweeting an Open Discussion

My storify-ed livetweets from panel discussion on foreign policy & humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda & the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. With Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of Black Star News, a[...]

January 17th, 2012 - 11:45 am § in Guest Bloggers

The elephant hasn’t left the room: Racism, power & international aid

“I want to be able to have an open conversation with grantees that allows me to be who I am. That is the only way I know how to use my power and privilege to support others.” A guest post by Sasha Rabsey of The HOW Fund[...]

October 4th, 2010 - 1:32 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Ruminating on the Radio

Jennifer Lentfer of is interviewed by Megan Schiebe on blogtalkradio’s Global Humanitarian Discussions.[...]

August 13th, 2010 - 3:08 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Our Most Important Job

“The kids in Africa were soooo amazing and so darn cute.” And so, the smoke poured out of my ears before I could even have my morning coffee.[...]

July 30th, 2010 - 11:52 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

More on why ‘How Matters’

I believe that our role as “outsiders,” whether we are working for a multilateral donor in Nairobi or having wanderlust dreams during our unfulfilling job in Ohio, must be about getting community leaders the resources that they need to address their own priorities.[...]

June 21st, 2010 - 4:42 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Welcome to How Matters!

Though “the system” of foreign assistance and international aid is made up of well-intentioned people, it most often falls far short of changing people’s lives. As we enter the 21st century, we have a unique and blessed opportunity to explore the alternatives to business as usual.[...]