Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

June 26, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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My Own Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias at Work I hear people say implicit bias is not real. I disagree. It is real, pervasive, and harmful. It affects the actions of police and juries. The NYTimes had an excellent op-ed on the topic. I experienced my … Continue reading

June 24, 2017
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Boko Haram’s Devastation

Boko Haram’s Devastation The NY Times had two excellent stories about Boko Haram and the devastation in people’s lives it has created. “Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram,” was the first one I read. It was … Continue reading

January 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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12 Malls for 180 Million People?

Martin Luther King Day Dan Woog writes the blog 06880. He blogs on all things Westport, Connecticut, or all things Westport that interest him, and his interests range widely! Yesterday on Martin Luther King Day he re-posted a piece from … Continue reading

December 6, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Ten Thousand Volunteers?

Party Time The Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers held its annual holiday party today. I brought home three raffle prizes, including a soft plush throw, a small blanket to use on the sofa for chilly evenings. But better than what I got is … Continue reading

December 2, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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A President’s Daughter and a New Ruler

The President’s Daughter I’m on the board of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women. I attended my first board meeting in June in California. Iyabo Obasanjo, the daughter of Nigeria’s former president, is also on this board. But she … Continue reading

September 1, 2015
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Could They Do It?

Five Hundred Days The Executive Director of UN Women, South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, reminds us that 500 days have passed since the Chibok girls were kidnapped. She urges us to welcome what the Nigerian government is attempting to do, even though Boko Haram is … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
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10 Igbo Women Trailblazers and More

Igbo Women Trailblazers On the schedule (pronounced shedule in British-speak, and skedule in American) at the London Igbo Conference was this pre-recorded presentation by Emeka Keazor. He relates brief stories of ten powerful Igbo women. He opens the video with … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Three Approaches for Social Change

Peace Corps Prep I participated in a panel at the University of Bridgeport yesterday afternoon. Steve Hess, Assistant Professor at UB Steve Hess who was a Peace Corps volunteer in China finished his service in 2008, went straight to grad … Continue reading