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Trips sponsored by

Communications Consortium Media Center


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,846.31


Traveler: Al Green (from the office of Al Green)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO STUDY THE RELIEF EFFORTS OF THE UNFPA AFTER THE TSUNAMI DISASTER
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,001.97
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Traveler: Oscar Ramirez (from the office of Al Green)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO STUDY TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS COORDINATED BY THE UNFPA
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $916.97
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: VISIT TSUNAMI AFFECTED REGION OF SRI LANKA, SEE FIRST HAND THE WORK OF UNFPA DEALING IN A REFUGEE SITUATION
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,001.97
source

Traveler: Gregg Sheiowitz (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,083.93
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $932.95
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE-SRI LANKA-NEWARK
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $988.73
source

Traveler: Assad Akhter (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE-SRI LANKA-NEWARK
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $919.79
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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

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    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.