Development is measured by the political and socioeconomic status of a nation. As this map highlights, the “development gap,” as it is commonly known, is also divided on geographical lines. It is no coincidence that the nations that are considered “developed” have a long history of exploiting the natural and human resources of so-called “undeveloped” nations.
The effects of imperialism are still clearly visible in the 21st century. One only needs to glance at this map to see this clearly. Today in 1957 Ghana won independence from British rule and yet over 5 decades later, the United Kingdom is remains one of the world’s economic super powers (ranked 7 GDP) while Ghana’s economy falls largely behind (ranked 85 GDP).
Posted by Progressive Pupil on March 6, 2013
The staff of Progressive Pupil from left to right: Community Outreach Intern Rebecca Alvy; Digital Cultures Intern Alexis Hancock; Principal Organizer Robin J. Hayes; Program Coordinator Vedan Anthony-North; Diasporic Engagement Intern Carmen Medina; Digital Cultures Intern Folashade Kornegay.
This past year at Progressive Pupil has been an incredible one; our staff has more than doubled, we launched two major fundraising campaigns which helped us raise over $4,000, we’ve established ourselves on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and we’ve made major strides in completing our first feature length documentary, Black and Cuba.
With this growth, we also need time to reflect and see what has worked and what needs a bit more focus. For the months of July and August, Progressive Pupil staff members will be engaging in an Enrichment Retreat, which will include travels to South Africa, Brazil and Ghana. Unfortunately, given this schedule we won’t be able to blog as frequently. We encourage you to continue checking our blog though, as we will be reblogging our “Greatest Hits” from the past year.
Posted by Progressive Pupil on June 21, 2012