why I love my job

Overheard at GYPA’s Student Global Ambassador Immersion, a conference for Ugandan and American youth on peacebuilding and development, in the past four days:

“I’m really glad you’re all women. I’m learning that women can organize things without men.”

“Finance. That’s money.”

“The North East States Organization has been absent from the Siwa-Nizwa conflict for the past decade because it has been brokering a peace deal between Burkistan, Murkistan, Burmurkistan, and four other countries whose names I can’t recall because I haven’t yet made them up.”