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Reality Tour Brazil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and Social Movements

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Issues We Explore, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Regions We Visit, Uncategorized on 2nd July, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Getty ImagesYou may have heard there is a World Cup going on in Brazil right now. And depending on which news sources you’ve been following, you may have also heard there is much more to this World Cup than sport. All of the issues may be hard to put into context, especially from a continent away – but that’s why we’ve developed a Global Exchange Reality Tour to Brazil to witness and learn about them firsthand.
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Radical Oklahoma Tour Gives Travelers the Opportunity to Explore Woody Guthrie’s “Radical Oklahoma” Heritage

Posted by in Art and Culture, Civil Rights, Education on 7th May, 2014 | No Comments

Woody_Guthrie_NYWTS_300dpi copyWoody Guthrie Festival posterAttention Woody Guthrie fans, Oklahoma expats/descendants of expats, folk music fans and history buffs: Global Exchange invites you to join us on our second annual Radical Oklahoma Reality Tour, culminating in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK, from July 6 to July 13, 2014.
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Celebrating Afro-Venezuelan Heritage

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America on 13th December, 2013 | 1 Comment

afrovenezuelans1Reality Tours communications intern William Jones Jr as he explores Afro-Venezuelan identity historically and in its current context.
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 6

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Civil Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 18th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Site of Woody Guthrie's childhood home on W. Birch St., Okemah, Oklahoma.  Tree sculpture by Justin Osborn.The following guest post is the final post in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which just ended. Read parts I, II, III, IV, and V of the story. This evening I am writing the last installment for the Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 5

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict on 16th July, 2013 | No Comments

The Down Home Blues Club, childhood home of legendary blues guitarist D.C. Minner in Rentiesville, OK - one of Oklahoma's many historic All-Black Townships.The following guest post is Part V in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now. From Tulsa, we headed to Rentiesville to visit the Down Home Blues Club and visit with Selby Minner. Generations ago, family members ran a thriving business out […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 4

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy on 16th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

The entry way to the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK.The following guest post is Part IV in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now. The last two days we’ve been living on Tulsa time. Today we rolled into the Brady Arts District where the brand new Woody Guthrie Center is located.  […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 3

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee, OK.  GX tour group pictured with Muscogee Nation Museums Director/Curator John Beaver and Assistant Director Justin Giles.The following guest post is Part III in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now After a full morning, we met the Muscogee Nation Museums Director and Assistant Director at the Creek Council House in the heart of Okmulgee.  The Council House […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 2

Posted by in Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hickory Grounds‘Radical Oklahoma’ trip leader shares highlights from the Reality Tours trip happening now.
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Travelers Explore the Radical Side of Oklahoma’s History

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 10th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Tenkiller-Lake-1-300x224Get a ‘fly on the wall’ peek at Reality Tours’ ‘Radical Oklahoma’ tour happening now, from trip participant Rachel Jackson.
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From the U.S. to Cuba: LGBT Rights and Freedoms

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 8th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

gaycubaflag copyThe following post is written by Reality Tours Summer Intern Bryan Weiner. Bryan traveled to Cuba with Global Exchange and the Monterey Institute of International Studies for a graduate studies class. Last week was marked by landmark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States. These decisions […]
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