Category Archives: Democracy
Failed Coup Attempt & Massive Purge: A Civil Society Perspective
What a week it’s been for Turkey. There’s no question – in my mind anyway – that the recent bombings of the Istanbul...
Journalists Targeted as Press Freedom Declines in Turkey
Journalists Targeted as Press Freedom Declines in Turkey By Deni Kamper Protests broke out in Istanbul on Tuesday after a court ordered the...
The Dangers of Trump’s Bigotry
The Dangers of Trump’s Bigotry By: James McLellan There’s (hopefully) no doubt in the minds of most people that Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards...
Niagara Foundation Condemns Government Takeover of Zaman
Niagara Foundation strongly condemns the Turkish government's aggressive takeover of one of the nation's largest newspapers.| Tagged Erdogan, freedom of press, freedom of speech, government, government takeover, journalism, media, takeover, turkey, Zaman
Yemen, Iran, and Syria: The 2016 State of the Middle East Forum on the “Crisis in the Gulf”
On February 17, the Niagara Foundation hosted the annual “State of the Middle East Forum” at Roosevelt University’s Fine Arts Building. The forum...| Tagged 2016 State of the Middle East Forum, Dr. David Faris, Iran, Middle East, State of the Middle East Forum, Syria, Yemen
Event Recap: John Sirek Speaks on McCormick Foundation’s Civics Program
Mr. Sirek stressed the McCormick Foundation’s mission: “to foster communities of educated and engaged citizens.” To achieve this goal, the foundation runs key...| Tagged civics, Democracy, Education, government, John Sirek, journalism, McCormick Foundation
Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!
Today, September 17, 2015, marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States’ most revered document: The Constitution! In the United...| Tagged Citizenship Day, Constitution Day
Today is the International Day of Democracy!
Every year, the International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 to raise awareness about democracy. This year, in 2015, the theme...| Tagged Democracy, United Nations
Niagara Foundation Remembers 9/11
14 years ago on this day, terrorists launched four coordinated attacks against the United States, killing 2,997 people including 343 firefighters and 72...| Tagged 9/11, Peace, September 11, terrorism
Event Recap: Chicago & Global Family with Charlene Carruthers
On August 12, Charlene A. Carruthers joined Niagara for a Chicago Global Family Event. Carruthers is the national director of Black Youth Project...| Tagged Black Youth Project, Charlene Carruthers, leadership, Racial justice