Tag Archives: America

VOICES March 2021

As VCS is turning 15 years old, we are celebrating all the people that were inspired to grow in that time. But let’s be more specific! What is VCS all about? For me, it’s all about change and joy through small actions. Sure, volunteers are leaving their comfort zone behind to have new beginnings in […]

History and the importance of names

One of the aspects I’ve always loved about (studying) History is that it makes you smarter. A bit like a superpower, or a “third eye”, so to speak, it helps you see layers in reality, in everyday life, in the political arena that are not evident to a less trained eye. Studying History leads us […]

The 2019 Amazon rain forest fires. Cause for concern?

Over the Summer there were plenty of articles on the Amazon rainforest fires. Some quite dire in tone over the consequences and other much less so. In the midst of all this, it can be hard to understand exactly the seriousness of what occurred, why these fires are happening, and how this compares to previous […]

“Finndians” – not Indians

Many Finns moved to North America a little over a hundred years ago. There they met the Indians. Between 1860 and 1944, some 400,000 people flocked to America. Some people emigrated from Finland because of unemployment and of its policy of Russification before independence. Some, however, moved to America just for the sake of adventure. […]