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Happy #WorldPoetryDay! “Poetry is language working hard to capture the inarticulable feelings, understandings, reactions that we live with." —Tracy K. Smith, US Poet Laureate https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/poems-stick-us-forever-according-us-poet-laureate/
RT @AspenCitizen: The more communities can have arguments in best practices of constructive communication, the healthier our country will b…
“The great challenge for our society is to remind ourselves of what unites us.” Read reflections from a seminar discussion on Shakespeare’s Richard III, the Federalist Papers, and today’s global politics: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/thwarting-tyranny-through-shakespeare-and-our-founders/
"You’re not born hateful. You’re not born a racist...you learn that. And if you can learn it, you can unlearn it.” 🔊 On the #AspenInsight podcast, hear @McNultyPrize winner Mehrdad Baghai discuss eradicating hate: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/eradicating-intolerance-insight/
“Political polarization has reached new highs...but perhaps even more worrisome is the unwillingness to engage with the ‘other side’ in our lives.” https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/its-important-to-speak-to-people-you-dont-agree-with/ #ArgueBetter
Meet the 2019 finalists for the @AspenWords Literary Prize, a $35,000 award for a work of fiction that spotlights a vital contemporary issue. 📚 The winner will be announced on April 11. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/announcing-the-2019-aspen-words-literary-prize-finalists/
Thousands of youth around the world took to the streets to demand action on climate change last week. Direct action can help to bring reluctant parties to the negotiation table, writes @GregGershuny. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/driving-climate-action-with-direct-action/ @AIEnvironment
A thriving democracy needs good arguments. Learn about the Better Arguments Project, a civic initiative from @AspenCitizen, @facinghistory, and @Allstate that teaches Americans how to #ArgueBetter: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/forming-better-arguments-requires-facing-our-history/
Thousands of students enroll in for-profit colleges each year, with people of color making up the majority. Nearly 1/2 of these students default on their student loans within 12 years, with lasting consequences. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/worse-off-than-when-they-enrolled-the-consequence-of-for-profit-colleges-for-people-of-color/ @AspenFSP #AspenEPIC
Today’s 5 best ideas: http://as.pn/ideas from @NPR @WIRED @TheAtlantic @ozy @smithsonianmag
For the third year in a row, the @AspenInstitute is working alongside Tamkeen to deliver #IdeasAbuDhabi, being held next week at @NYUAbuDhabi. From speakers, music artists and interactive activations, we are certain that this year’s event will be as unforgettable as the last one:
Physically active kids are more likely to be physically active adults. We lose as a society when kids aren’t active, writes @boyle03 of @RCWJRF. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/where-have-the-neighborhood-games-gone/ @AspenInstSports
America needs to closely examine its imperfections and reflect on its history of slavery, says @jelani9. 🔊 On the @aspenideas to go podcast, Jelani Cobb and @WajahatAli question the likelihood of a post-racial America: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/how-to-talk-about-race-and-racism/ #AspenIdeas
Religious allyship is crucial to combat hate crimes facing minority groups and pave the way for a more #InclusiveAmerica. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/five-mistakes-religious-allies-dont-know-theyre-making/ @AspenJSP
Millions of Americans who become delinquent on debt payments find little support as they try to get back on track. Learn about solutions to some of America’s biggest consumer debt problems: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/five-solutions-to-some-of-americas-biggest-consumer-debt-problems/ @AspenFSP #AspenEPIC
Only 36% of youth coaches are trained in effective motivational techniques. @JonSolomonAspen explains how coaches can promote social and emotional skills with their athletes: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/why-good-coaches-matter/ #CallsForCoaches
When she heard immigrant rights leader @GabyPacheco1 speak during the @AspenChallenge, Valeria Hernandez, a @dallasschools student and DACA recipient thought, “I cannot keep quiet. Sooner or later, my voice will be heard." https://www.aspeninstitute.org/longform/ideas-the-magazine-of-the-aspen-institute-summer-2018/voice-will-be-heard/ #AspenChallenge
"If you can make a student feel valued, everything else will follow.” The National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development shared recommendations to support the whole learner: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/social-and-emotional-learning-are-vital-to-education/ #NationAtHope
"If seabed mining is ever to become a reality, it must be with a full, clear-eyed understanding of what is truly at risk." —@Conathan https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/as-pressure-mounts-on-seabed-mining-regulators-deep-ocean-science-remains-in-the-dark/ @AspenHighSeas
Today’s 5 best ideas: http://as.pn/ideas from @vulture @fastcompany @NewYorker @northwesternu @nytimes
RT @AspenHigherEd: The Aspen New Presidents Institute is coming soon! Our partnership with @jpmorgan will expand and enhance our work to de…
“The Amazon-NYC is part of a larger drama unfolding that could reshape American capitalism,” writes Miguel Padró of @aspenbizsociety. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/amazons-hq2-reversal-is-about-much-more-than-amazon-or-nyc/
“Losing trust in your government, in your system, in who can run the government, in who the ‘other’ is, is really a recipe for disaster.” On the #AspenInsight podcast, hear leaders discuss how to rebuild trust in the media and democracy: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/a-robust-press-is-an-essential-ingredient-to-a-thriving-democracy/ #knightcomm
“Children learn best when we treat them as human beings, with social and emotional as well as academic needs." In its #NationAtHope report, the National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development shared strategies to support the whole child. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/social-and-emotional-learning-are-vital-to-education/
Learn more from @AspenAGLN Fellow @chancellor_juan about Chicago’s efforts to retool community colleges: https://www.ft.com/content/973340fc-458b-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3 via @FinancialTimes
Today, Aspen Institute president @danporterfield spoke with @chancellor_juan of @ChiCityColleges about the importance of investing in community colleges. @AspenHigherEd and JP Morgan have announced a $3.2 million partnership to prepare community college presidents to excel.
When @MaEllenSirleaf became president of Liberia in 2006, she took charge of a country in healing. 🔊 Hear her insight on the role of women as global leaders and what other countries can learn from Liberia’s example: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/announcing-season-2-of-the-bridge-advice-from-africas-first-female-president/ @aspeninnovators #womenbridge
A new industry is poised to tap into the abundance of minerals of the ocean floor. But one misstep could lead to ecosystem destruction and extinction on a massive scale, writes @Conathan. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/as-pressure-mounts-on-seabed-mining-regulators-deep-ocean-science-remains-in-the-dark/ @AspenHighSeas
Here are 5 solutions to some of America’s biggest consumer debt problems: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/five-solutions-to-some-of-americas-biggest-consumer-debt-problems/ @AspenFSP #AspenEPIC
“Gun violence looms over my fellow classmates and me daily.” “We should feel safe in our schools.” “This is a problem that keeps happening…we’ve got to put a stop to it.” Here’s how students are speaking up against gun violence: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/student-activists-fighting-gun-control/
Each year, the @Aspen_Challenge provides inspiration, tools, and a platform for young people to design solutions to address critical issues. Learn about the challenges @dallasschools students are tackling this year: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/no-challenge-no-change-watch-dallas-high-school-students-accept-the-aspen-challenge/ #AspenChallenge
Today’s 5 best ideas: http://as.pn/ideas from @qz @DiscoverMag @POLITICOMag @UZH_en @unimelb
RT @AspenInstSports: 🗣 Calling all high school athletes, parents, and coaches! The Healthy Sport Index Contest is searching for teams that…
Virtual exchange creates world-class connections through accessible global education that helps prepare young people for the 21st century workforce. What does virtual exchange mean to you? Share your story with #worldclassconnection. http://as.pn/virtualexchange @StevensInit
“Losing trust in your government, in your system, in who can run the government, in who the ‘other’ is, is really a recipe for disaster.” On the new #AspenInsight podcast, hear leaders discuss how to rebuild trust in the media and democracy: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/a-robust-press-is-an-essential-ingredient-to-a-thriving-democracy/ #knightcomm
The 2019 Champions for Change serve as representatives of the next generation of leaders in Indian Country. Learn how these 5 #NativeYouth leaders are making change: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/meet-5-native-american-youth-working-for-change/ #CNAYChamps
Here are 5 solutions to some of America’s biggest consumer debt problems: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/five-solutions-to-some-of-americas-biggest-consumer-debt-problems/ @AspenFSP #AspenEPIC
The @AspenWords Literary Prize finalists address some of the most urgent social issues in America and the world today, including racial inequality, class disparities, and gun violence. 📚 https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/announcing-the-2019-aspen-words-literary-prize-finalists/ #AspenLitPrize
"If seabed mining is ever to become a reality, it must be with a full, clear-eyed understanding of what is truly at risk." —@Conathan, @AspenHighSeas https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/as-pressure-mounts-on-seabed-mining-regulators-deep-ocean-science-remains-in-the-dark/
America needs to closely examine its imperfections and reflect on its history of slavery, says @jelani9. 🔊 On the @aspenideas to go podcast, Jelani Cobb and @WajahatAli question the likelihood of a post-racial America: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/how-to-talk-about-race-and-racism/ #AspenIdeas
Building a fair system for women to grow and achieve can help move everyone toward a better future. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/understanding-gender-revolution/ @AspenAGLN
Empathy, resilience, listening skills, humility, and self-reflection are among the most important qualities of a leader, says presidential historian @DorisKGoodwin. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/these-five-qualities-define-good-leadership-according-to-a-presidential-histor ian/
In @AspenSEAD's #NationAtHope report, a broad-based group came together to articulate a vision and recommendations for K-12 education leaders to integrate social and emotional learning into academic development, explains @KarenPittman. https://youthtoday.org/2019/03/aspen-report-marks-pivotal-moment-for-youth-development-pittman-says/ @YouthToday
Here are 10 recommendations to renew trust in the media and democracy from the Knight Commission on Trust, Media & Democracy: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/ten-ways-to-rebuild-trust-in-media-and-democracy/ #knightcomm
What if coaches were measured not by wins and losses, but by the personal growth of their athletes? Learn how coaches can promote social and emotional skills with their athletes: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/why-good-coaches-matter/ @AspenInstSports #CallsForCoaches
Religious allyship is crucial to combat hate crimes facing minority groups and pave the way for a more #InclusiveAmerica. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/five-mistakes-religious-allies-dont-know-theyre-making/ @AspenJSP
@GabyPacheco1 was the first undocumented Latina to testify in front of Congress and has spearheaded efforts that led to DACA. On the @aspenideas To Go podcast, she joins @WajahatAli to discuss fighting for immigrants: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/podcasts/off-stage-2-fighting-for-immigrants/ #AspenIdeas
RT @AspenJSP: An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths. Check out our "Pluralism in Peril" report for insights on religious litera…
RT @EstherNgumbi: For the last three years, I have written over 100 opinion pieces! Their impact has been amazing and I simply cannot expla…
These 5 books illuminate some of the most pressing issues of the day with beauty, humor, and compassion. 📚 Add the @AspenWords Literary Prize finalists to your reading list: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/announcing-the-2019-aspen-words-literary-prize-finalists/ #AspenLitPrize
We all need to do our part and take responsibility for the culture of hate, says @JGreenblattADL. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/combatting-rise-hate/
 
 
 
 
 
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