From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
“A decent education cannot be limited to tolerating youth accessing their ethnic and cultural history but must be about facilitating their right to do so.” — Cornel West Globally and nationally, young people are garnering attention as historical actors and agents of social change. At the same time, federal, state, and local politicians are making drastic cuts to primary and secondary schooling, community services supportive of youth development, and higher education. These ...Keep Reading »
Shirin Vossoughi joined Camp Ayandeh as a lead facilitator in 2010 and currently serves as the Camp Director. She has taught and worked in teacher-education for the last 10 years. In 2011, she completed her PhD in Education at the University of California in Los Angeles, studying the creative development of educational contexts for migrant and immigrant students. More broadly, her research interests include the anthropology of literacy, human development, and social change. She will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the San Francisco Exploratorium and Stanford University in the Fall.
"The events made me feel an urgent need to proceed with this film. One of the young students who worked with me turned into a fighter overnight; his sectarianism motivated his march into battle. The previous question presented itself once again: how can a university student transform into a “monster”?"click | email | tweet