June 19 was Juneteenth. It commemorates the proclamation of the end of slavery in the U.S. reaching the last Confederate State (Texas – two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation). Previously, Juneteenth was written off as another human interest topic whose relevancy rises and falls in its passing (like why we need Daylight Savings Time). But with the latest wave of … Continued
On March 24, 2018, Peace Direct joined the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C., calling for common-sense gun reform in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. The march was organized by high school students from Stoneman Douglas, who called on other students across the U.S. to join them. For many, it was their first time demonstrating – myself included.