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The Double D: Displacement and Disability

Caleb Wafula | November 7, 2018

Across the globe, climate change-related displacement has become a norm rather than an exception. Weather and climate hazards that are becoming increasingly common are displacing millions of people.  In Kenya’s far flung county of Tana River, 2018 will go down as another year of catastrophic weather. Mid this year, just when the area was recuperating from the 2017 devastating drought, …

CWS To Celebrate Refugee Leadership, Honor Refugee Congress at Benefit for Change

November 5, 2018

It is easy for refugee voices to be drowned out by news of suffering and loss. But refugees are more than their suffering; they are strong, resilient individuals who have the power to change their communities. Now more than ever, it essential to highlight the voices of refugee and immigrant leaders in our communities as constituents and agents of change. …

Shane Nelson captures refugee experiences through his photo lens, and the power of their portraits reflects back

October 29, 2018

CWS is thrilled to be partnering with photographer Shane Nelson to capture images of refugees and immigrants in the United States in their own environments. These photographs will be displayed in a gallery at this year’s Benefit for Change event. Shane is a professional photographer based in NYC who specializes in adding a personal and intimate vision to his work. …

The Great Threat Multiplier to Central America’s Humanitarian Crisis

October 26, 2018

By Jasmine Huggins At press conference in Washington D.C. last week, Juan Orlando Hernandez, the Honduran President, spoke about the devastating impact of climate change on his country. “Honduras right now is evaluating the impact of climate change, which has been very strong.”  He was referencing recent floods in early October, which had affected 18,000 families, forced more than 7,000 …

Juilliard Musicians bring their talent and passion for social justice to CWS Benefit for Change

October 23, 2018

  This year’s Benefit for Change, taking place on Thursday, November 15, is shaping up to be a special event. With two weeks to go until we meet at the Tenement Museum, we are thrilled to collaborate with musicians Jocelyn Zhu and Mariella Haubs.  Jocelyn was born in Jackson, Mississippi to immigrant parents from China and Taiwan and Mariella grew …