Since the early 1970s, America’s prison population has quadrupled to 2.2 million; with only 5% of the world’s population, the US accounts for 25% of the world’s prisoners. Is the prison system functioning as it was intended, or do we need to shift strategies? Can or should we take a lesson from other nations to both lower crime and incarceration rates?
Many would argue that income disparity, in moderation, is an acceptable side effect of capitalism. However, the steadily increasing income disparity begs the question: what is in moderation? Should there be social and economic structures in place to insure that income disparity does not exceed a certain level? What impact does income inequality have on the lower and middle class?
The Global Switchboard Service Academy provides student leaders with the opportunity and tools to engage in meaningful community based service. Students will participate in training and have the opportunity to design and implement a service project. Participation is free, but by application only. Applications are due October 9, 2015.
The Global Switchboard Service Academy provides student leaders with the opportunity and tools to engage in meaningful community based service. Students will participate in training and have the opportunity to design and implement a service project.
Our monthly community discussion series creates conversations based in international peace and human rights, joining together both local experts and members of the community for a dialogue about the global issues that are challenging our society.
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A combination of empowerment and leadership, Student Empowership is a free one-day conference focuses on providing high school and college students with concrete, skills-based training on how to become active in either student or community based organizations.