DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course

Thesis Show 2021!

May 6, 2021

The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Tuesday May 6th, from 11:30am to 4:00 pm Live on Youtube. A special keynote will be delivered by George Aye of Greater Good Studio.

This year our graduates have developed ground-breaking projects that challenge and address social and systemic problems out in the world. Please join us in learning about their ideas to: elevate the voices of BIPOC museum staff; foster healthy coexistence between urban wildlife and humans in NYC; create authentic narratives about people with disabilities in Indian film; strengthen community resilience for those affected by the closure of East River Park; create more inclusive environments for students on the Autism spectrum in China; co-create community restaurant resilience in the East Village; create a community for Chinese young women to cope with appearance anxiety and body shaming; enrich senior Chinese immigrants’ lives in NYC by building a community to reduce social isolation caused by the pandemic; build reformative principles for Missionaries by considering cultural diversity and reducing harm to their engaged population; support the healing process for sexual violence survivors and their loved ones; facilitate conversations on sexual and reproductive health among Chinese immigrant women; celebrate artists with justice involvement by elevating their work and experiences; create channels for the communities and families of children with Down Syndrome to feel supported in Saudi Arabia; help care organisations provide relational care in Singapore’s low-income neighbourhoods; facilitate co-creation of tools that help young adults with Type 1 Diabetes in India; educate, persuade and facilitate conversations about nutrition security to prevent childhood obesity with the New York Common Pantry in the Bronx; use online education to create new classroom models and improve education quality in rural areas in China; and empower and support social entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia to grow, thrive, create impact.

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