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Archive: May 2016

Janice Dowson - Blog 2: District Six - No home like place

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District Six - No Home LIke Place

This blog explores the forced removals and demolition of the District Six neighbourhood in Cape Town by the aparheid government, as well as the ongoing attempts at redevelopment in the area as means for providing restitution for former residents who were forcibly removed.  I provide my reflections on the importance of place for one's identity and provide my ideas about the changing nature of the neighbourhood where I am staying in Cape Town; a neighbourhood bordering the fields of District Six. 

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Benjamin Lawrence - Blog 3 - Subversive Supernaturalism?

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In this blog, I reflect on a key question that has been posed to me on numerous occassions recently about the relationship between what I call "constitutional spirits" (aka constitutional/legal interpretation) and the "supernatural" in Cambodia.

Emma De Vynck - Blog 2: Settling in at the Karenni Social Development Centre

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Deafening insect chirps.

Chickens babbling.

Kelly Clarkson.

Sudden, heavy rain.

Playful chit-chat.

Vegetables sizzling in hot oil.

Soulful guitar crooning.

These are but a few notes in the lush chorus of sounds at the Karenni Social Development Centre (KSDC). I arrived at KSDC about a week ago, accompanied by Robyn and a previous CAPI intern. I am joining several others in facilitating a training course for young adults at the KSDC school.

Sophia Mayen - Blog 2: Earthquake preparedness // Am I prepared?

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This is my second blog post on the CAPI blog website. I discuss my experiences with earthquakes and things I've learned about disaster preparedness since my arrival. I reflect on and assess my own sense of preparedness in the case of an emergency. 

 

Dugal Monk - Blog 6: Sample Statement

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This month, I am posting another example of MFA's work- a statement on a workshop being held on May 3-4 in Kathmandu on SAARC cooperation on migration.

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Chih Chen - Blog 6: Reintegration

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May 24th, 2016 — It is exactly ten days since I left Manila on a flight bound for Vancouver, where I spent some time with fellow intern and dear friend, Nadya in her home in East Vancouver. From there, I slowly made my way home to Toronto. And by slowly, I mean slowly—by train, over four days, with limited Internet, asingle electrical outlet to serve all sleeper class passengers, and an overwhelminginability to “sum up” this experience for the blog that was already late.

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Taiwo Afolabi - Blog 4: Notes from Socially-Engaged Art Projects

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Socially-engaged art focuses on the society with the aim to maximing the power of arts for social change. In this reflection, I connect certain features inherent in community-based theatre initiatives with the purpose of situating these features in my community engagement projects.

Valérie Paradiso - Podcast 6: Reflection on my CAPI experience

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As my internship has come to an end, I reflect on my CAPI experience in this podcast.

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Jesse Baltutis - Blog 3: The last stand for Africa's Elephant and Rhino populations?

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This blog explores the issue of illegal elephant and rhino poaching across Africa. Though the topic diverges from the issue I’ve come to South Africa to research, it is one that touches on the very nerve of wildlife conservation, not only in South Africa, but across the continent. It is a story fueled by demands from distant markets, far removed from the devastation wrought at the local level. Poverty, corruption, greed, and ignorance grease the wheels of the illegal international trade in elephant and rhino ivory.

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Nicola Craig Hora - Blog 1: Conversation with Katt McGrath Part 2

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 I had the opportunity to speak with Katt McGrath who will be an intern at CITYNET from August-December - this is the second half of our conversation. 

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