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  • Blog
    Tue, 18 Feb 2020
    ArticleHighlighting Black + LGBT Pioneers: Willi Ninja

    Willi Ninja, born William Roscoe Leake, was an American choreographer and dancer known for his iconic dance style featured in the movie Paris is Burning. Identifying as a gay man, Ninja’s distinctive dance style was inspired by Fred Astaire, young Michael Jackson, Olympic gymnasts, Asian culture and haute couture. Although Ninja... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 6 Feb 2020
    ArticleReflections on The Year of Return

    I N T R O D U C T I O N From surfing across all social media platforms, to detailed google docs managing multiple itineraries and group messages between friends and family, The Year of Return made its way across the Atlantic into the palms of our hands. Marking the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans leaving the shores of the... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 5 Feb 2020
    ArticleWorld Interfaith Harmony Week: The Role of...

    “Don’t remain passive. Speak out! Speak out!” – Adama Dieng, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, reflecting on his work and the need to always speak out against injustice. To commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week, Intersections participated in an event at... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 29 Jan 2020
    ArticleHow the UN is Engaging with Youth and Civil...

    As the United Nations gears up for its 75th General Assembly in September 2020, an important conversation about whose voices are being heard is currently taking place at the headquarters. On January 29th, Intersections staffers attended the UN75 inaugural launch event titled “Youth in the Driving Seat” with... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Jan 2020
    ArticleReflections on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jerusalem is one big traffic jam today and an emotional clog. Dozens of world leaders have gathered to honor the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz ahead of the International Holocaust Memorial Day next week. My father survived Auschwitz and didn’t talk much about what really happened there. In one of my first... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 21 Jan 2020
    ArticleA new dawn: MLK Day 2020

    Only a few weeks ago, we awoke to the beginning of a new decade with hope, energy and determination. Yet, threads of darkness have already begun to weave themselves into the fabric of this dewy dawn. In the U.S., increasing global instability is adding further pressure to an all-encompassing sense of insecurity. At Intersections... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 21 Jan 2020
    ArticleSacred Spaces: Oman

      There are many spaces of enlightenment and beauty on this world. One of those spaces is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. After seven years of construction, the 416,000 square meter site was completed in May of 2001. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 16 Jan 2020
    ArticleAchieving Gender Equality and Furthering...

    Intersections remains staunchly committed to gender equality and the safety, wellbeing and freedom of women and girls; this is critical to our global peacemaking work. On January 16th, Rachel McCave, Intersections Program and Administrative Associate participated in a lively discussion at NGO CSW on how organizations and individuals... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 14 Jan 2020
    ArticleYear of Return to Ghana: An Homage to...

    What happens when a large group of individuals reconnect and trace their roots back hundreds of years to the exact same place where their ancestors once lived? Often, when we hear about ‘birthright’ trips, we may think of Israel and Judaism. But the 2019 Year of Return to Ghana aims to add a new perspective: African... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 8 Jan 2020
    ArticleBOL Bookshelf Review: “I Am Jazz”

    Welcome to the first installment of The Believe Out Loud Bookshelf!    This segment will highlight LGBT-oriented books and authors that are making a difference in the community.   The first book to be reviewed on The Believe Out Loud Bookshelf is “I Am Jazz,” co-authored by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel... more...