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LensShift at TEDxOxford

<p><span style="font-size: inherit;">In March this year, our founder was invited to give a talk at TEDxOxford. This served as an incredible opportunity for us to open up the work we’d poured ourselves into for years. What started out as simply a radical idea on how to change narratives around social impact, evolved into a movement and resource hub that was launched to an audience of over 1800 p... 04/08/2018

LensShift Focus: June 2018

<p><b>Did you know...</b> that there are new resources added to our library every week?

 We wanted to highlight what our focus has been over the last few weeks of June-- thinking about how colonialism continues to play out in modern times. Sound interesting? Below you’ll find a summary of the key highlights of pieces that were added to our library last month.</p><p><h4><span style="font-size: ... 07/07/2018

Postcolonialism: The Lens Shifting Letter Fall 2018

<p>July’s and August’s additions to our library ranged from the continuing challenges of postcolonialism and ongoing development efforts on the African continent, to the quiet (and not so quiet) advancements being made on multiple fronts.</p><h4><span style="font-size: inherit;">AFRICA: ‘POSTCOLONIALISM,’ MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, DECOLONIZATION, AND DEVELOPMENT</span></h4><p class=""><b>EXT</b... 10/10/2018

Farewell 2018! Welcome 2019!

<p>Thank you for an exciting year!</p><p>As we approach the start of a new year, we would like to reflect on 2018 and how grateful we are to you, our fellow LensShifters, for all the progress we’ve made.</p><p>Last December we asked many of you to “like” our co-founder Aparna’s pitch in the student competition to participate in TEDxOxford. With 1100 “likes” on Facebook, Aparna edged out the com... 12/30/2018

The Lens Shifting Letter: Spring 2019

<p class="">Here at <a href="http://www.lensshift.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LensShift</a> we are heading into Spring with renewed purpose, some big dreams, and a sense of moving the platform forward. </p><p class="">On the site recently, we have focused on different aspects of language use, and the effects on both the speaker or writer as well as their audience. Other reso... 04/15/2019

The Lens Shifting Letter: Foreign Aid & Humanitarianism

<p><span style="font-size: inherit;">We hope this new month finds you well.</span><br></p><p>Over the past few months at <a href="http://www.lensshift.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LensShift</a>, we have put the spotlight on foreign aid and humanitarianism. New resources have explored the history, systems, effectiveness, institutions, and political underpinnings of internation... 08/01/2019

The Lens Shifting Letter: Equity in Climate Change and Coronavirus Responses

<p>Hello!&nbsp;<span style="font-size: inherit;">We at <a href="http://www.lensshift.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LensShift</a> hope you are staying safe in these challenging times. It’s been awhile since we last wrote, and much in the world has changed. In the past several months, we’ve all become even more aware of our health, and how our actions and lack of action can affe... 04/22/2020