Stacy Kosko (Czech Republic)


Stacy Kosko (Czech Republic)

Stacy Kosko (Dzeno Association): Stacy received her B.A. from Syracuse University in 2000, with majors in French, English, and Television/Radio/Film. This led her to travel to London to study media and to Brazil to teach English. At the time of her fellowship Stacy was pursuing her Master's of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a concentration in Conflict Management. She was also working towards a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies through the Institute for the Study of International Migration.



27 Oct

Dženo Then and Now, Part I: The Velvet Generation

It’s fitting, on so many levels, that Bob Dylan is quietly providing the soundtrack as I sit here trying to piece together my organization’s past, present, and future from a pile of official documents and the chairman’s meandering stories. This is the third time in thirty minutes that I’ve heard “How Does it Feel,” but […]

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Posted Oct 27, 2006

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19 Aug

Crabs in a Bucket

On the first day of the last intern training workshop, in the last week before my first summer in Prague, I was recommended a book: “Bury Me Standing,” by Isabel Fonesca. Wanting to learn all that I could and be as prepared as possible, I dutifully rented this and several other dusty books from the […]

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Posted Aug 19, 2004

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08 Aug

Conversation on a Train, Budapest

I never meant to catch his eye. I was just staring out the window, watching the crumbling train station on the outskirts of Budapest give way to crumbling homes, and generally avoiding eye contact with the stranger sitting opposite me. But in the passing shadow of another train, his reflection suddenly came into sharp focus, […]

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Posted Aug 08, 2004

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02 Aug

The Devouring: Never Forget. Never Again.

It’s disturbing enough that whole segments of our society insist on ignoring the holocaust, or denying its reality at all. But it seems even stranger to me that many of a group that has so suffered at the cruel hands of history should choose to jealously guard their tragedy, to the exclusion of other equally […]

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Posted Aug 02, 2004

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26 Jul

Learning to Love Liver Paste: “Special” Schools for Roma Kids

I’d like to slap the next middleclass American kid I hear complain about the uselessness of his high school education. In my three years teaching – and especially tutoring – in Massachusetts schools, I heard it all. Yes, I know, Johnny is abused and under-appreciated at his school. Teacher hates him. Administration is out to […]

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Posted Jul 26, 2004

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19 Jul

Dern Things That Gotta Git Did

I need to vent. Since most of my coworkers are on vacation this week, one would assume that this means more for me to do – you know, pick up the slack, keep things running, get those projects out the door. Not the case. And not for lack of a big ol’ stack of dern […]

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Posted Jul 19, 2004

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12 Jul

Small Offices In Big Cities

What on Earth am I going to write about? This blog has been plaguing me for a week now. There have been no Miss Roma pageants, no photo exhibitions, not even a riot or hate-crime in the immediate neighborhood. What is a human rights blogger to do? But this, I guess, is what I’ve really […]

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Posted Jul 12, 2004

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01 Jul

Dženo Then and Now, Part II: Hope Dies Last

The Dzeno Foundation eventually became the Dzeno Association, and now employs dozens of Roma and non-Roma activists, with regional branches in three countries and a fourth in the making. Dzeno broadcasts the world’s first and only online Roma radio station – Radio Rota – whose programming includes trilingual newscasts, as well as Romany music and […]

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Posted Jul 01, 2004

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29 Jun

As Centuries Pass

“Romany People Today, As Centuries Pass.” This is how I first translated the name of Jan Josef Horvath’s photo exhibition, the one that Dzeno cosponsored, and whose opening ceremony I was lucky enough to attend last week. “As Centuries Pass,” as in move, as in change, as in acknowledge Time’s relentless march forward. But this […]

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Posted Jun 29, 2004

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25 Jun

The Outsiders

“Omigod, the room is on fire!” was the first thing that went through my head when a tide of yelling men suddenly spilled from a cloud of smoke in the back of the room, pushing dangerously close to the stage. But no. No fire. The evening gown competition had begun. Looking proudly out over the […]

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Posted Jun 25, 2004

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18 Jun

New-Kid Nervous

Is it the unseasonable cold, I wonder, curling under my only sweater? Maybe the cigarette smoke lingering in the corners of the office? Perhaps it is this rain that settles in my hair in the morning and slides off into blue skies in the evening… just in time to reveal the sun kissing the river […]

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Posted Jun 18, 2004

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19 May

English among the Roma

I can’t say how thrilled I am to be headed off to Prague — a city I’ve never seen — in three weeks. I must confess some anxiety, howevever — still no place to live! The thing I’ve discovered in my search is how strong the English-speaking community appears to be. I’ve been in touch […]

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Posted May 19, 2004

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