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Santos points out that the community is made up of single stories and single identities. "Putting the identity of poverty on someone is a piece of it, but it's not holistic," she says. Bar thelow adds that there is often the case of people in relative privilege blaming those in pover ty. "I can't think of a single case study in Coco Solo that can't be traced back to some kind of structural system," she says. Dayton-Johnson points out that the faculty at MIIS is uniquely qualified to discuss such com- plex international issues. A new community out- reach lecture series features talks by "all-star scholars," including a member of the team who won the recent Nobel Prize in physics. "I feel very inspired and hopeful," Dayton- Johnson says. "Our students are very idealistic and also very pragmatic. They want a meaning- ful job and they want to make things work bet- ter and to make a difference." The MIIS Spring Speaker Series on global issues is open to the public. On Wednesday, May 11, Dr. Moyara Ruehsen presents "Federal Corruption on the Pitch at FIFA." On Wednesday, June 8, Dr. Jan Knippers Black presents "Obama Opening Doors in Iran and Cuba." Both talks are from 6-7:30pm. Tickets/$10. Limited availability. To register, go to Cell/Text: (831) 402-9401 Hours of Operation Monday - Sunday 7AM to 6PM License #1002803 • Bonded and insured A Full Service Housekeeping Company Trained Vacation Rental Specialists. In Business Since 2010 Mikey, the community pastor in Coco Solo, worked with MIIS students to develop a video storytelling project for the area's children. R I V E R HOUSE B O O K S THE CROSSROADS CARMEL On a Clear Day, Everyday You Can See Curious Books For a Beautiful Mind 150 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 6

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