Community Building

A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

What life's really like in Syria? By Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians and with the same rights, and its socialist provisions for the … Continue reading A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

By Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Special to the Sentinel Ahmad Solaiman Nourzaie and Shireen Agha Ahsan were lost to our community last week, taken by the ocean near Bonny Doon Beach. They were celebrated in a remembrance event on the UCSC campus crowded with family, friends and members of their tight-knit campus community. Solaiman … Continue reading Debra Ellis and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin: We Must Celebrate Our Neighbors, Understand Their Loss

7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

Project Vision 7Hills seeks to provide under-served youth in Jordan with an accessible outlet for socializing and physical activity, and support and expand the existing Jordanian skateboarding community, by constructing a free of charge, community-built skatepark in the city center of Amman. Background Skateboarding made its way to Jordan in 2002 and has since developed … Continue reading 7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth