Jackie Abramian

Jackie Abramian is a Columnist at Grit Daily. A multi-lingual social-media strategist with 20+ years experience, she has managed national and international campaigns for global tech companies, social enterprises, NGOs, and non-profits including public education campaigns for various federal government agencies. A contributor to Thrive Global, etal media, and HuffPost, she is the founder of Global Cadence consultancy and Artists at War multi-media platform of interviews with artists living in war zones. Based in Maine, she focuses her coverage on social entrepreneurship and travel.

Does the world protest too much?

As protests and unrest plagues every region of our world, nearly seven million followers of the relatively unknown but seemingly peaceful Bahá’í Faith worldwide celebrated a bicentenary marking the “Herald of a new Dawn.”   As the youngest of independent monotheistic religions, with followers in 200 countries and territories, the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural bicentenary celebrated the Faith’s “Twin Luminaries” – the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.” The celebrations called for oneness: humanity as one...

‘Democracy is in Peril,’ warns influential Forum 2000 Conference in Prague

In 1989 the Soviet Bloc countries seized Mikhail Gorbachev’s glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) policies to put an end to the Soviet Union, maiming its tentacles across the communist Eastern Europe.  This resuscitated democracy hopes and promises of fair, free elections as protestors pushed authoritarian leaders out. The Berlin Wall came down. The Solidarity won in Poland. Opposition leader, Vaclav Havel, was elected president of Czechoslovakia. Pro-democracy protestors filled...

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