Emily Sarmento

About Emily Sarmento

Emily is a philosophy student with a passion for learning across multiple disciplines. Apart from her position at OWP, Emily's other interests include music, reading, kayaking, meditation, and hikes with her family dog, Abbie.

Food For Thought: Finding A Balance Between Agricultural Production And Climate Change

  In her 1962 book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson informed the world of the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on the environment. The publication was influential in shifting a world-wide recognition of environmental concerns. Following the publication in 1970, the United States first celebrated Earth day. In 1983, the first […]

First Nations Face Higher Levels of Food Insecurity As Canada’s North Warms

First Nations in Canada face greater food insecurity as climate change threatens traditional food systems in our northern regions, a new report by Human Rights Watch shows. First Nations communities in Canada’s north have a rich history of hunting and living off the land as their diets would depend on […]

Way More Than A Lobster Catch: Concerning The Livelihood Of First Nations And Non-Indigenous Fishers In Eastern Canada 1

Eastern Canada has been battered by an array of protests and hate crimes this past month following the launch of the Sipekne’katik First Nations’ own self-regulated fishery. Non-Indigenous fishers are angered by the move, saying that the communal Indigenous fishery is illegal and allege it is being used as a […]

White Supremacy Extremism Classed Top U.S. Terror Threat

The Department of Homeland Security has released its first annual homeland security assessment, which covers a range of high potency threats to the country –  from climate disasters and election interference, to the imminent rise of China. In light of what we’ve seen playing out on the streets of Charlottesville […]

Poland Receives Harsh Rebuke For Intolerance Against LGBT+ Community

Diplomats from 50 countries signed an open letter Sunday calling on the Polish government to end discrimination in the country against sexual minorities. The letter expressed solidarity with Poland’s LGBT+ community while urging the Polish government to protect its citizens and give them the freedoms upheld by OSCE, the Council […]

A Polish poster. Two stick figures, apparently male and having sex, are circled and crossed out, with the letters LG/BT split by the line. A collage of serious, blue-toned, protesting people forms the poster's background.

UAE, Bahrain Normalize Ties With Israel; Stokes Fear For Palestinian Cause

Speculation of rapprochement between Arab States and Israel has been gaining momentum in recent months following landmark settlements between Israel and two Arab States, Bahrain and the UAE. The U.S.-brokered agreements mark the first signs of recognition between Israel and the Gulf in over 25 years. Foreign ministers of both […]