We are proud of our many Seeds who are making their diverse viewpoints heard. That’s why we’re so pleased to offer a glimpse at their experiences and their work to create change in this blog post series, Seeds in the Lead.
Maine Seed Abukar was featured in Downeast Magazine as a rookie reporter tackling socio-political divides.
Maine Seed Marcques was featured in an article in the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel.
Bowdoin College profiled another Maine Seed, Mohamed, after he was named a Truman Scholar.
Palestinian Seed Ahmed was featured on Medium for founding Hive Scientific, which aims to help scientists better find, evaluate, and weed through the millions of scientific papers published each year.
Some of our Maine Seeds participated in Can We?, a project that brings student leaders together in conversation with candidates running for public office. The project was facilitated by longtime Seeds of Peace Educator Deb Bicknell and covered by The Forecaster.
Palestinian Seed Haifa and Pakistani Seed Qasim were interviewed about their Seeds of Peace experiences for PBS NewsHour.
OUR FEMALE SEEDS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD
The #MeToo movement continues to drive international conversation, and our community has been eager to engage in the dialogue. American Seed Alexa published an article in Vice about #MeToo within the US military.
American Seed Abby published a moving article on how far the #MeToo movement still has to go—using her high school as a prime example—in The Huffington Post.
Israeli Seed and GATHER Fellow Alina recently launched her new venture, Ms. Catt. Developed during her GATHER Fellowship, the organization’s mission is to “empower current and future female leaders in the realms of national security and international economics.”
Frustrated by underrepresentation in her community, Israeli Seed Yaara went public with Lista, a new database that lists female specialists and professionals across sectors in Israel.
Is there anything or anyone we missed? Maybe you’re working on an amazing project that somehow slipped under our radar? Please send it our way or sound off in the comments below—we’d love to hear from you!