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On Building Virtual Teams: Three Tips for Success

Social media has revolutionized our ability to connect and organize. Indeed many of today’s young activists likely don’t remember a time when instant messaging, free calls to anywhere on the globe, and online citizen media weren’t the norm. Yet many organizations struggle to cultivate effective online communities. While conferencing is …

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High School Students: Join us for Global Scholar 2014!

EXPLORE GLOBAL ISSUES. LEARN TO LEAD. FIND YOUR PASSION. CHANGE YOUR WORLD. BE A GLOBAL SCHOLAR! Global Scholar 2014 American University, Washington D.C. July 20 – August 2, 2014 www.globalscholar.org Global Scholar is an intensive global leadership program for rising high school juniors and seniors. The program offers a powerful …

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Check out what we’re saying about global hunger…

Food for thought about the local and global challenges around food, from some of AIDemocracy’s Issue Analysts… Deserted: How American Food Deserts Entrap the Poor in a Cycle of Unhealthy Eating, by Jesse DeLauder Our Western Diet Would Starve the World…, by Naffy Castaneda Food for Thought: Government Food Subsidies …

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Now seeking: 2014 Technology Team

Are you a young global leader with some tech skills ready to make a significant impact on US global engagement? Are you eager to expand your prowess on WordPress, and with graphic design? Then we need you! AIDemocracy is looking for dynamic Technology Team Members to help develop a new …

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AIDemocracy Leader of the Week: Ramis Wadood

Amazed by the dynamic leaders in our network? So are we! Here’s a snapshot of Ramis Wadood, one of our Advisory Board members, a former Global Scholar, and an all-around AIDemocracy champion! Tell us about yourself! 1. I’m originally from Troy, MI. I am a freshman at Columbia University, planning …

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Dalit Freedom Network: An Organization Worth Talking About

Throughout the world there are numerous organizations working to meet social needs and fight injustice. One organization that is successfully fighting oppression while providing people with the tools for internal empowerment is called the Dalit Freedom Network (DFN). This organization works on two fronts, providing pressure for human rights both …

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Tips for Building a Strong Youth Movement – Reflections from Rootscamp!

A couple of us checked out RootsCamp last weekend – the annual new-media-organizing-networking fest put on by the New Organizing Institute. Rootscamp’s “unconference” approach lets participants propose and lead sessions; with about 2500 participants, many of whom were hot off the presidential campaign trail, you can imagine how many conversations …

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