Aspen Insight

Eradicating Intolerance

Episode Summary

How can we create a more inclusive, just, and optimistic world? We hear from two innovators working to replace hate with humanity.

Episode Notes

How can we create a more inclusive, just, and optimistic world? Mehrdad Baghai, co-founder of High Resolves, says it starts with young people. His organization, which was recently recognized by the John P. McNulty Foundation, works to reframe young people’s thinking around race and justice. “We can be as systematic about citizenship education as we are about core subjects,” says Baghai, “and given the state of the world, we have no choice but to do just that.” In Rwanda, a country that experienced genocide in 1994, art is being used to explore the trauma of conflict. Hope Azeda, also recognized by the McNulty Foundation, started the Ubumuntu Arts Festival. Held at a memorial site where 250,000 victims of the genocide are buried, Azeda says the goal is to use art as a tool for healing and dialogue. The John P. McNulty Foundation is a partner of the Aspen Institute.

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