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How to Travel through Cape Breton, Nova Scotia . . . By the Book

By Stacie Berdan | Published: August 9, 2021

Stacie Berdan explores the history, music, and spectacular natural beauty of Nova Scotia, as celebrate the re-opening of the US-Canada border this month.

In Full Swing: The XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

Published: July 30, 2021

In 2010, Kajsa, the dean of Sjölunden (the Swedish Language Village) worked as a volunteer coordinator, training volunteers to work with the Olympic and Paralympic teams competing in Vancouver, BC. She shares her memories of that experience, as well as a host of interesting issues and conversations to watch as the Tokyo Games kick-off.

Connecting Visually through Sign Language and Dreams for a Post-Covid World

By Roberta J. Cordano, President, Gallaudet University | Published: July 20, 2021

Bobbi Cordano, president of Gallaudet University, explores the experience of the deaf, hard of hearing, and Deafblind communities during COVID, when masks cut off an important channel of communication: lip-reading and facial expressions. She envisions a better future: one where signed languages are common knowledge among those with all levels of hearing, appreciated for their neurological, social, developmental, and social justice benefits.

Courageous Global Citizenship during COVID-19, Part III

Published: July 13, 2021

​In the third and final installment of her series on Courageous Global Citizenship during COVID-19, Della Duncan discusses social and economic inequalities and what we as global citizens can do to address them.

Courageous Global Citizenship during COVID-19, Part II

Published: July 7, 2021

​In the second installment of her series on Courageous Global Citizenship during COVID-19, Della Duncan invites us to travel as pilgrims and not as tourists.

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