Tuesday, September 15

The Power of Language and Conversation with Refugees

NaTakallam (‘we speak’ in Arabic) is an award-winning social enterprise that connects refugees with remote work opportunities in the language sector, providing them with economic empowerment, purpose, and dignity. By leveraging the digital economy and accessible technology, NaTakallam offers high-quality language tutoring, cultural exchange sessions, and professional translation services in 10+ languages.

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Monday, August 3

A Global Exchange: International Art in St. Paul’s Latino Corridor

“Our Spanish visitor, the graffiti artist, is asking if you can provide a wall for him to paint. He wants to commemorate his time on the project and provide artwork for the local community. Is that something you can do?” Two days before a group of visiting artists were set to land in Minneapolis, I received a call from our national program agency with this request.

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Monday, June 8

Around the World in a Day

It is September 27, 2019, and I am on my way to meet Global Minnesota’s international volunteers for a daytrip down to Austin, Minnesota. The plan is to visit Sumner and Neveln Elementary schools in Austin and to spend the day connecting with students in second, third, and fourth grades.

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Wednesday, May 13

The Realities of Social Distancing in Ghana

Ghana does not have comprehensive and efficient social services such as those in the U.S. to cater to the most affected populations of COVID-19. This leads me to believe that social distancing is a privilege most Africans cannot afford.

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Friday, May 1

Welcome to The World Thread

Join us as we tackle different aspects of Global Minnesota’s core mission – “advancing international understanding and engagement” – and share unique insights into some of the opportunities and challenges of our increasingly interconnected economies, environment, and lives.

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