Sedat Pakay’s disarming photos of James Baldwin during his time in Turkey show a side of the great writer most of us have never seen.
Here are the best of the October 2009 YES! cartoon caption submissions.
In this entertaining talk, Sir Ken Robinson asserts that to get the best out of people, schools need to nurture creative thinkers rather than good workers.
Be inspired by Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba. After being forced to drop out of school, William teaches himself how to build a windmill to bring power to his village.
Here are the best of the August/September 2009 YES! cartoon caption submissions.
The Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, New York, teaches students to build their own bamboo bicycles in one weekend. Workshop proceeds help finance bamboo bike factories in Ghana, Kenya, and Ecuador.
On September 21, at over 2,600 demonstrations held in 134 countries, people urged their politicians to “wake up” to the threat of climate change and to create a fair, aggressive, and binding treaty during the final set of international negotiations in Copenhagen this December.
Huong, an artist, peace activist, and former refugee who fled her native Vietnam in 1975, has painted her visions of war and peace for more than three decades. Of her latest project, Let's Think Peace, she says: “It is time that I leave this season of my grief behind ... I painted my life and my convictions onto these canvases. Now I take them outside and invite others to ‘Think Peace’ with me.”
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks—and have their say about how small but precious pieces of urban real estate are used.