Here at ASF, we’re ringing in July by relaunching “Five Questions for a Fellow” – an interview series with Schweitzer Fellows across the country and in Gabon, Africa who are leading the movement to eliminate health disparities. For an archive of previous “Five Questions for a Fellow” interviews, click here. With the Fourth of July weekend on the horizon, people all across the U.S. are … [Read more...] about Five Questions for a Fellow: Busayo Obayan on Skin Cancer Prevention in Communities of Color
This American Life
Social activist Geoffrey Canada is the man behind the Harlem Children's Zone -- described by President Obama as "an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck antipoverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children." As Paul Tough writes in Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, the Harlem Children's Zone is a 97-block social experiment predicated on the … [Read more...] about ASF Recommended Reading — Win a Copy of “Whatever It Takes”!
The kindness of strangers, and where it leads: that's the theme of this week's episode of NPR's This American Life, which tells the story of a transformative relationship between Jewish runaway Jack Geiger and African-American actor Canada Lee. It was 1940. 14-year-old Geiger had completed his high school coursework, but couldn't find a college that would accept him. There was conflict at home, … [Read more...] about FFL Conference Keynote Speaker Jack Geiger on NPR’s “This American Life”