Jeanette lives in a public housing complex on Chicago’s south side; to her, it is very clear how place matters for her 17-year old daughter, Kathy. Jeanette says she has to keep her daughter indoors to protect her from the dangers in their community. When asked what she worried about, she replied:
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
Alem Mumuni of Ghana is a Paralympic cyclist - he took part in the Individual C2 Time Trial races at Brands Hatch on Wed 5th and Thur 6th September (one of two Africans to qualify but didn’t win a medal).
In this BBC interview he discusses the stigma attached to Paralympic athletes from Africa and the negative perceptions of persons with disabilities throughout the continent.
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