Why do nuclear weapons, global hunger and climate change matter to me? What’s the connection between these issues and our daily lives and local communities?
Exposing this tie is a critical task for anyone interested in global affairs. Although many of the people you meet will accept the “moral argument”—i.e. we should feed people because it’s the right thing to do—others may wonder why they should care at all. This task is even more critical during times of great national turmoil such as we’re experiencing now.
Help us make the case for why people in your community should care about global issues. We’re looking for student contributors to our “What’s It To Me?” blog series. Contributors write one blog post—250 to 500 words—making the connection between a global issue and their local community. Posts will be featured on the AIDemocracy website.
This is a fun and fast way to add your voice to the growing debate around the US role in the world. We are looking for as many contributors as possible. Contributors can be in high school, college or graduate school, or even be a recent graduate / young professional. This is a great opportunity to build your writing and analytical skills. (And we will help with final editing!)
Posts should follow the following guidelines:
- Frame a global challenge, such as climate change or nuclear weapons
- Explore the connections with your local community: for example flooding, local industry reliance on defense spending, nuclear waste, etc.
- Reinforce the links between the two. Make the case for why people in your community, in particular young people, should care.
- Posts can be in any format. Written, video, photos, etc. are all accepted.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!