‘No river, no life’: Alevi Kurds in Turkey battle to save Munzur River
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by Jaclynn Ashly
3w ago
Turkey’s Alevi Kurds fear a series of dams and hydroelectric power plants on their sacred Munzur River will exterminate their culture. Following an Erdoğan win in the 2023 general elections, these fears have worsened.  The post ‘No river, no life’: Alevi Kurds in Turkey battle to save Munzur River appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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The Passing: A climate fiction short story
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by Semilore Kaji-Hausa
1M ago
This climate fiction story explores the idea of a body acting as a passport, shaping the spaces that a person is allowed access to. It urges the reader to see just how dystopian things already are. The post The Passing: A climate fiction short story appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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6 human rights stories by teachers and students: A look back at 2023
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by Sarah Bamberger
2M ago
From decolonising the curriculum to everyday sexism, Lacuna's stories have covered a wide range of issues that shaped the UK's human rights landscape in 2023. We have invited teachers and students to write about their own experiences. Join us in revisiting our editor's picks of impactful human rights stories from 2023. The post 6 human rights stories by teachers and students: A look back at 2023 appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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Human rights journalism and research from around the world in 2023
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by Bella Segal
2M ago
With the climate crisis growing more urgent and the number of refugees worldwide rising, 2023 has been a year of pressing human rights issues. Lacuna’s stories have highlighted the joy that is essential to human rights and explored uplifting forms of resistance - including reading, gardening and wedding celebrations. Here's a collection of inspiring human rights journalism from around the world to conclude 2023. The post Human rights journalism and research from around the world in 2023 appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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How two disabled Christian activists are challenging ableism in churches and other faith spaces
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by Mina Hadi
3M ago
While some see faith spaces –churches, mosques, synagogues or temples – as safe havens, the reality can be starkly different for the most marginalised. Mina Hadi interviews two writers whose book invites 30 disabled people to share their experiences of access and exclusion in UK churches.  Writers Dr Naomi Lawson and Emily Richardson, both disabled... Read more » The post How two disabled Christian activists are challenging ableism in churches and other faith spaces appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction
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by Eric R Stone
3M ago
China’s crackdown on fantasy literature and video games poses a critical obstacle to readers, authors, and those who seek to make these works accessible. Why restrict these apparently innocuous stories? Eric R Stone interviews censored writers who describe how censorship and outright banning of certain concepts, words, and allusions render works of fiction unintelligible. In... Read more » The post Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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Meet the young British Nigerians who are taking Yoruba language lessons
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by Xaymaca Awoyungbo
3M ago
In the diaspora, students with Nigerian heritage are retracing their roots with Yoruba language classes. The lessons aim to inspire confidence about a culture and heritage that might otherwise feel beyond reach. Xaymaca Awoyungbo explores how Yoruba lessons, poetry and music are breaking down barriers.  The post Meet the young British Nigerians who are taking Yoruba language lessons appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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Suffering for STEM: Why are Women of Color in science facing a mental health crisis?
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by Kathryn Graves
4M ago
Why are Women of Color in STEM faced with a graduate student mental health crisis and a challenge to cling on as each stage of academia filters black women out? Yale PhD student Kathryn Graves finds that behind the walls of the ivory tower, academia is wringing the life out of its female scientists of color.  The post Suffering for STEM: Why are Women of Color in science facing a mental health crisis? appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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How do you curate a human rights film festival?
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by Misha Zakharov
4M ago
The new curator of the Screening Rights Film Festival, Misha Zakharov, explains how the festival has evolved, what the challenges are in producing an event like this, and how personal identities, histories and politics can enrich the film festival programme.  The post How do you curate a human rights film festival? appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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Nine human rights films at the Screening Rights Film Festival
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by Bella Segal
4M ago
This year’s Screening Rights Film Festival is taking a bold new direction. The West Midlands human rights and social justice film festival, running from October 26 to 29, is adopting the theme “The Dreams of Others”. Here are nine human rights films not to be missed.   The post Nine human rights films at the Screening Rights Film Festival appeared first on Lacuna Magazine ..read more
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