The New Year is often a time when you tell
yourself you’ll eat less cake, play more, and work less. For real this time.
But we know we’re going to eat plenty of cake and work hard. We’ll just make
sure our work feels more like play.
2013 has been a wild ride. One year ago, we had just opened a pop-up
space in suite 325 in the Starrett-Lehigh building in NYC, and we were starting to host a few events. We were
working day and night to make CSI Starrett-Lehigh a success but some pressing
questions hung over our heads: Would we secure the resources we needed
to operate? Would the construction go according to plan? Would the
design vision come together? And, most of all: Would anyone actually
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Submitted by Anonymous on November 11, 2013 - 1:36pm
By: Rania El Mugammar - Director, Editor in Chief at SpeakSudan
SpeakSudan began around my kitchen table while
eating biscuits and spiced tea. We needed something, my friends and I,
something that was ours. Hailing from the Eastern part of the African
continent, we grew up on stories – the story-telling and oral histories which
built our civilizations. They were central in our lives, crucial to our
survival and the most powerful form of commnuication we could generate from our
positions as marginalized youth.
three days at the beginning of October, Calgary was the epicenter of a global
conversation as it hosted 1,500 international delegates at the Social Enterprise World Forum.
It was a supercharged atmosphere of positivity as people explored,
discussed, and challenged one another on topics of social finance, Indigenous
social enterprise, collaboration, policy & research, and social innovation.
From the first day of Desk Exchange Community Animator (DECA)
orientation there is an instant feeling of inclusion and welcoming into the CSI
family. Upon arrival, instead of the awkward silences, I was greeted as though
this was a family reunion where second cousins you barely know greet you with
warmth and affection.