MCOM 218- Peace for Our Planet

MCOM 218- Peace for Our Planet is now available as an LEP Goal 8 (Global Perspectives) course online for Fall 2020.

Dr. Roya Akhavan presents a timely course where students will explore how racism, nationalism, religious strife, gender inequality, and extremes of wealth and poverty function as the root causes of violence and war, and how applying best practices in mass communication can contribute to creating a more just and peaceful world.

header Roy's MassComm class

Melilla

Europe's most fortified border is in Africa

On a wedge of land at the northern tip of the African continent lies a little piece of Europe. The city of Melilla is one of two Spanish enclaves in Morocco, a gateway to Europe in North Africa, and as such – it is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. Johnny Harris traveled to this corner of the world to report on the African migrants who try to make the dangerous crossing over the border and into Europe. And the political climate that seeks to keep them on the other side of the fence.

Posted by Vox on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Italy migrants

Driver opens fire on African migrants in Italian city of Macerata

At least six people are said to have been shot in attack described as racially motivated

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/03/driver-opens-fire-african-migrants-italian-city-macerata

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February 10 at 12:21pm

Thousands protest against Racism and Xenophobia in Macerata

https://www.thelocal.it/20180209/far-right-demonstrators-clash-police-banned-protest-macerata