Stories of ResilienceSep 18, 2020
Who’s Your Unsung Hero? Here are ten to get you thinking!
By Andrew R. Marshall
This week’s Stories of Resilience post has been written in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Unsung Heroes Initiative. 2020 has been a really tough year, for so many reasons. The scourge of COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and caused massive economic disruption that’s brought heartbreak and hardship to millions. In the US, […]
Stories of ResilienceJun 18, 2020
Houseless in a pandemic: How community “shows up” for their own to survive and thrive together
By Andrea Snyder and Jacqueline Malaret
Houseless individuals are experiencing firsthand how the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and further stigmatized the houseless population.
Stories of ResilienceJun 3, 2020
Art as medicine: COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement
Throughout centuries, artists from Francisco Goya to Frida Kahlo have created art for the purpose of healing, unleashing it as a tool for gratitude, compassion, love, and solidarity in crises of health—both personal and collective.
Stories of ResilienceMay 14, 2020
Cosa Buena: A good thing for art and public health in Oaxaca
In the city of Oaxaca, Mexico one social enterprise has taken its relationship with local artists to a new level in the coronavirus pandemic, collaborating with them to create and design sustainable handwashing stations.
Stories of ResilienceApr 8, 2020
Refugee women: The most vulnerable and yet the most resilient in this pandemic
By Priyali Sur & Vanessa Davaroukas
Refugee women will be disproportionately affected by COVID-19, living in densely populated conditions without government support. Yet their resilience and sense of personal agency is inspiring others around the globe.
Stories of ResilienceApr 1, 2020
The First Responders of Fashion
From luxury designers to ordinary citizens, the coronavirus pandemic is inspiring thousands to take to their sewing machines, united by a common thread: making masks for those on the frontlines of this crisis.
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MENASourceNov 12, 2019
Art of the Egyptian revolution
In 2011, Egyptians came out in unprecedented numbers to organize and build a revolution that inspired the region. One of the ways they did this was through street art. MENASource interviewed well-known Egyptian artist Ammar Abo Bakr on how street art began in Egypt and where it stands today.
New AtlanticistJan 30, 2019
#StrongerWithAllies: Lives literally depend on the work of this Polish officer
By Hal Foster
As head of the Polish Armed Forces’ biological, chemical and nuclear decontamination team, Maronski’s job was to check the returning troops for Ebola and decontaminate them before getting them to doctors.
UkraineAlertJun 3, 2019
The right man for the right time
By Andy Hunder
“God probably has a great sense of humor,” reckons Borys Gudziak, president of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv. The US-born archbishop transformed what was designed to be the Soviet communist party’s atheist ideology center in western Ukraine into a thriving catholic university. The irony of this transformation is not lost on him. Only […]
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.
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