Lithuania is committed to reducing the number of adults with disabilities placed in social care by 40% before 2020, and the number of children in such arrangements should decrease by 60%. Yet data show that structural investment from the European Union, vital for this process, got channeled into creating slightly more comfortable environments rather than alternative arrangements.
The way we frame things is important and people sometimes struggle to find the right words in the Lithuanian language, especially when talking to their older relatives. This document is intended to be a resource for global Lithuanians by laying out some vocabulary to help us talk about race, power, and privilege within our circles of influence. Feel free to share the document with friends and family members who may find it helpful.
In a report for Solutions Journalism Network, journalist Amanda Ripley writes about how reporters can work new techniques into their journalism — ones that are better equipped to deal with the “kind of divide America is currently experiencing,” which researchers call ‘intractible conflict.’”