Amizade Blog

Apr06

Building The Global Switchboard

Posted by Sara

On May 1, 2014, The Global Switchboard will open its doors to Pittsburgh. But, to make this incredible project a reality, we need YOUR help! From walls and paint to desks, chairs, and more, we need your support to help complete the space!

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Apr05

WVU in Jamaica: A Clear and Open Mind

Posted by Sara

This post is part of a group blog and will include submissions from West Virginia University students who participated in Amizade’s Spring Break Service Learning Course in Jamaica. Keep checking back…

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Apr04

WVU in Jamaica: We Are Human

Posted by Sara

This post is part of a group blog and will include submissions from West Virginia University students who participated in Amizade’s Spring Break Service Learning Course in Jamaica. Keep checking back…

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Apr03

WVU in Jamaica: Picturesque Negril

Posted by Sara

This post is part of a group blog and will include submissions from West Virginia University students who participated in Amizade’s Spring Break Service Learning Course in Jamaica. Keep checking back…

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Apr02

WVU in Jamaica: Bluefields

Posted by Sara

This post is part of a group blog and will include submissions from West Virginia University students who participated in Amizade’s Spring Break Service Learning Course in Jamaica. Keep checking back…

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Apr01

WVU in Jamaica: History is Written by the Victors

Posted by Sara

This post is part of a group blog and will include submissions from West Virginia University students who participated in Amizade’s Spring Break Service Learning Course in Jamaica. Keep checking back…

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Mar31

WVU in Jamaica: Arriving in Petersfield

Posted by Sara

Jamaica is very overwhelming upon arrival. Everything is very fast paced. People are talking very quickly, moving rapidly, and all I can do is stand and stare at how beautiful everything is. There is so much green everywhere. The water looks so blue and so tempting.

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Mar18

Global Switchboard Project Opening May 2014

Posted by Sara

PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 18, 2014 – A shared building space called The Global Switchboard will open in May 2014 in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood as a way to bring together the region’s internationally-focused individuals and organizations by providing office and event facilities to encourage collaboration and potential partnerships.

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Nov18

Africa: The Danger of a Single Story

Posted by Sara

A single story becomes that which we judge all other people from; it is a one-dimensional perspective of something that is actually quite complex. It is a misinterpretation of reality. It is a lens through which we look at everything from, it narrows our perspective, and once we know the single story, it becomes difficult for us to stray away from that. These stories often become the only stories.

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Oct21

Congratulations!

Posted by Sara

Amizade is proud to announce that 3 people in the Amizade family have recently been awarded funding from The AllPeopleBeHappy Foundation. Congratulations Becky, Sam, and Micah, we look forward to sharing updates on all of your projects!

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