Published March 16, 2017 on openDemocracy | By Clare Church This week, the frigid temperatures and blustery winds of winter storm Stella shut down New York City. On Tuesday, the second day for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations Headquarters closed its complex, while most of the planned events were postponed. But one Mission… Continue reading Indigenous women brave the storm to begin talks at UN CSW
Published February 26, 2017 on Civic Ideas | By Clare Church NEW YORK – In the sea of pink pussy hats, waves of cornflower blue folded through the Women’s March on Washington, the day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president. Although not included in the first phase of organizing the protest, Native… Continue reading Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”
Published February 23, 2017 on Philanthropy New York | By Clare Church Imam Khalid Latif urged his wife not to get off the plane with him on the way to their honeymoon in St. Lucia. “You don’t want to go through this,” he pleaded. Latif, on previous occasions, had been stopped for random checks; escorted… Continue reading Watch this New Series Showing the Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives of Muslim New Yorkers
Published January 4, 2017 on Bedford + Bowery | By Clare Church Heckles and howls echoed through the meeting rooms of 64 East 4th Street on February 1, 1913. “Down with How and his postage stamp philanthropy!” yelled Jeff Davis, the self-proclaimed King of the Hoboes. “He has never given us any of his mythical millions!” Davis further… Continue reading The Feud Between the Millionaire and the ‘King of the Hoboes’
Published November 6, 2016 on Salon.com | By Clare Church Sometimes I think I’ve adapted successfully to the American way of life. I can tell the temperature in Fahrenheit and without complaint. I have eliminated “shreddies,” “smarties” and “ketchup chips” from my diet. I don’t even visibly cringe anymore when a complete stranger stops me mid-sentence… Continue reading View from Canada: Your elections are too damn long!
Published October 12, 2016 on the Journal of Political Inquiry | By Clare Church The room was filled with an impatient buzz. Students and faculty looked around, both admiring their surroundings and hoping to get a glimpse of the world leader who would speak in only a few short minutes. Five journalists in the third… Continue reading A Leaderless Movement: Gordon Brown on Globalization
Published September 16, 2016 on openDemocracy | By Clare Church Poverty, displacement, malnutrition. Over the next two weeks, these three concerns will be discussed as agenda items at the United Nations’ annual gathering. And yet, indigenous peoples, who suffer at disproportionately high rates from these issue, will not be invited to participate in the meetings,… Continue reading Who will speak for indigenous peoples at the UN General Assembly?