Our Creative Response to the 16th Goal:

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Nonfiction in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Apr 2019

In its 16th goal, The United Nations promotes the idea of peaceful and inclusive societies as the foundation to achieve sustainable development for humanity and its livelihood worldwide. One way to achieve such inclusivity is by realizing that we live as a community...

By Grace Muresan
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Nonfiction in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Apr 2019

News used to be my safe place. The fabric of my childhood was set to NPR: pancakes and Fresh Air on Saturday mornings, novels and This American Life on Saturday afternoons, bagels and the Wait, Wait! news quiz with Sunday brunch. The first time I walked...

By Ilana Arougheti
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Apr 2019
Poem in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

I wake up at 6:00 am

I eat my breakfast: waffles with syrup

I put on my clothes: new jeans and a t-shirt         

I pack my backpack: notebooks, pencils, computer

Georgia Bernbaum
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Apr 2019
Nonfiction in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Corruption is a problem that plagues countries all over the world in many different ways. Corruption disproportionately hurts the poor. According to the Guardian, in Eastern Europe, “people often have to bribe teachers and doctors to get services which are supposed...

By Amrita Bhasin
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Apr 2019
Nonfiction in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Georgia:

It was hours and hours before anything at all happened. The winds died down a little, so the teachers went and brought food. But Mrs. White said that it was calm only because the eye of the hurricane...

By Grace Muresan
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Poem in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Apr 2019

Every day I am afraid.

When I walk alone I walk

In fear and feeling betrayed.

When I’m alone I’m scared

By Grace Muresan
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Apr 2019
Nonfiction in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

There are about 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally, according to The International Labour Organization (ILO). The human trafficking industry is very lucrative, with the ILO estimating it makes $150.2 billion each year. According to Psychology Today...

By Karen Wu
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Apr 2019
Poem in response to Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Shooting in the night

But the murderer runs free.

Where is the justice?

By Kelsey Cashman

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