Name: Liam Manion
Location: Burlington, VT
Position: Journalism Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
My mother’s background as an Irish immigrant to America has inspired a passion for global awareness inside of me for as long as I can remember. The combination of refining my perspective through joining my high school’s Global Union and Solidarity Club and encountering a more international presence at college has solidified my passion for working to help the world’s underprivileged people. In particular, hearing about one of my college friend’s enlightening gap-year experience working in a poor, rural part of Ecuador taught me both the value in being more introspective regarding my own privilege. I have found that doing your part to help marginalized people is not as much a choice, but a moral obligation.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I have been privileged enough to receive an education that has introduced me to the inequity heavily present in the global socio-economic landscape. Having been exposed to this, I find it incredibly difficult to carry on in a manner that ignores this pinnacle global issue. I believe that silence assumes the side of the oppressor, and therefore, have chosen to work with The Borgen Project: a group rooted in the dogged pursuit of eliminating global poverty.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am part of the Burlington based indie-rock band Pattern Addict!

 

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