Global perspective Human stories

Filter by:


UN Photo/Manuel Elías

PODCAST: Reckoning with slavery’s legacy: Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project

“We can’t heal by ignoring what happened” – that’s one of the key demands for greater racial justice in the United States, from the founder of the influential 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones. For this latest edition of our ‘Lid is On’ podcast, she sat down with UN News’s Ben Malor to discuss the need for a deeper reckoning with the history of slavery at home, and worldwide - including the “essential” provision of reparations for Black Americans, today.

UN/Paula Bustamante

Dia Mirza Introduces Aditi Mayer

When we decolonize fashion, the climate benefits too.

Aditi Mayer is an American blogger and organizer of South Asian heritage. Ms. Mayer uses her social media platform to host conversations about fast fashion, climate, race, and gender. 

We talked to her about “fibresheds", looking to the pre-colonial past for indigenous solutions for clothing manufacturing, and organizing garment workers in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Dia MIrza and Aditi Mayer here.