The Hungry Hungry Humanitarian

Break the broken societal structures. And then eat them. With pie.

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Photographs from a UN tour taken by students from Bard’s Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA). 

Established in 1945 after WWII, this organisation looks to promote the protection of human rights through development programs and legislative measures, and often work hand in hand with Non-Governmental Organisations across the globe to “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small…”

The left top is a piece of the Berlin Wall, as is the bottom right. The right top is a mosaic rendering of Norman Rockwell’s famous piece ”Golden Rule.” The Middle shot is of the Security Council chambers. The bottom left is a wall which has an artistic portrayal of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

To learn more about the UN, click here

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Costume, makeup,camera, action! Check out the teens up at Big Ugly Community Center getting ready for their first day of filming on June 27, 2014.

Our murder-mystery-comedy is sure to be a hit! 

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The positive transformation of a space leads to the transformation of lives. That is what the members of the AmeriCorps NCCC Composite Team stationed on Big Ugly Creek in Harts, WV have done.

 

 As part of their second out of four project placements during their 10 month program of service, this team of five has renovated nearly every room of the Big Ugly Community Center. They, along with every NCCC team, are comprised of 18-24 year olds who wish to travel to neighborhoods in need throughout the United States to assist in rural and urban development, environmental stewardship, and other community building activities.

 

If you want more information on the projects that the Big Ugly Composite team has completed, click here.

 

If you want more information on NCCC, or are thinking about applying to this branch of the AmeriCorps program, click here

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Grand Central Terminal, May 2014. 

New York City is a hub for all sorts—from the family oriented to the youthful adventurer. One step inside of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, and this becomes even more apparent. With people bustling to and fro, impatient, and striding towards the trains and subways that will take them to or from their desired destinations, there are still those who stop and stand still. Waiting for a loved one, greeting a long awaited friend, or simply stopping to admire the delightful architecture and energy of the space. 

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The politic of West Virginia is nothing but a mirage. Rather than being supported by and constructed for the people, the state is merely a puppet of coal companies. Though these businesses do indeed participate in job creation, it is not enough to diminish the rampant deforestation and surface mining in the coal trade.
Additionally, these practices have lead to chemical spills, most notably the one within the last year which effected the  Charleston WV area. These spills seem to be due to blatant disregard of EPA standards. The contamination has rendered many of the fresh water resources within the city communities to be contaminated beyond consumption.
The image above displays the aftermath of surface mining: the hilly grassland through the tress all used to be virgin forest. 
To learn more about West Virginia coal mining and water pollution, click the  links within the story. 
To voice your concern with this issue, click here. 

The politic of West Virginia is nothing but a mirage. Rather than being supported by and constructed for the people, the state is merely a puppet of coal companies. Though these businesses do indeed participate in job creation, it is not enough to diminish the rampant deforestation and surface mining in the coal trade.

Additionally, these practices have lead to chemical spills, most notably the one within the last year which effected the  Charleston WV area. These spills seem to be due to blatant disregard of EPA standards. The contamination has rendered many of the fresh water resources within the city communities to be contaminated beyond consumption.

The image above displays the aftermath of surface mining: the hilly grassland through the tress all used to be virgin forest. 

To learn more about West Virginia coal mining and water pollution, click the  links within the story. 

To voice your concern with this issue, click here

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This photograph was taken at an indoor antiquities market in Buenos Ares, Argentina. Nestled in between shiny bits and once forgotten things, the strength of this women’s spirit shines brightest of all. 
In this moment I stopped to ponder how peculiar the world and life is—how complex and difficult to understand. We are only here for a brief moment, and then we area gone—taken by some spirit or wind up and into the unknown. But then I came to the realization that we MUST live and breathe in the now—for one’s power to make positive change in the present moment is guaranteed—what others will make of the future is not. 
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol 
 

This photograph was taken at an indoor antiquities market in Buenos Ares, Argentina. Nestled in between shiny bits and once forgotten things, the strength of this women’s spirit shines brightest of all. 

In this moment I stopped to ponder how peculiar the world and life is—how complex and difficult to understand. We are only here for a brief moment, and then we area gone—taken by some spirit or wind up and into the unknown. But then I came to the realization that we MUST live and breathe in the now—for one’s power to make positive change in the present moment is guaranteed—what others will make of the future is not. 

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” 
― Andy Warhol 

 

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