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A Love Letter To The Next Generation 246

The last day of the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum coincided with the anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Throughout the program, participants carefully reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to meet “the fierce urgency of now,” and what it means to be a global citizen. Hildegard Vasquez , a Central America ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/29/2020
Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied 245

“Justice delayed is justice denied” is an ancient legal concept, but it’s been cast in stark relief in the last few months. The new pressures of the current pandemic have heightened the reality of inequality and injustice. Systems that most of the world contently ignored have reached a breaking point—or, perhaps, a boiling point. Now is the time that ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/28/2020
What Happens When Leaders Sit With Discomfort 244

Immediate action. Given the confluence of a global pandemic, crumbling economies and livelihoods, and reckonings on widespread racial inequities, that is what the world needs. It is also the reason the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum chose Martin Luther King Jr.’s words “the fierce urgency of now” as its theme. Since 2013, Fellows of the Aspen Global ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/24/2020
Supporting Global Efforts To Address The COVID-19 Crisis 243

When crisis strikes and the situation requires the few to respond swiftly to protect the interests of the many, high-integrity, purpose-driven leadership makes all the difference. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellows stepped up to act and meet the needs of their communities. Many Fellows ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/21/2020