I posted this reflection on Giving + Learning first.
I spent July 1, Canada Day, in the US and July 4th, Independence Day, in Canada. I’ve been a pretty good citizen of both my countries, but these nationalistic holidays are no big deal to me. World Refugee Day (my last post) is the day I like to celebrate. Which is odd, of course, because the 51 million refugees around the world really want freedom and independence, preferably in their home countries, but also in their host countries. I might need to start observing a two-week remembrance and celebration of the struggles that have lead to freedom, the ongoing struggles for independence, and activities that promote independence and freedom globally.
Between and since the 1st to the 4th, I have been reflecting on the efforts of learners and volunteers in Giving + Learning who are working towards citizenship. I had one volunteer in March ask to help a…
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