Social Justice

LA’s Skid Row Community Celebrates Opening of Center’s New Home

LA’s Skid Row Community Celebrates Opening of Center’s New Home

In the heart of Los Angeles, there is a new home for low-income families and community members who are organizing to stop gentrification that is reshaping their city, a place that’s designed to serve as an anchor in their neighborhood. On June 24, the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) celebrates the grand opening […]

Trump’s First 100 Days: Workers Get Pummeled. People Fight Back.

Trump’s First 100 Days: Workers Get Pummeled. People Fight Back.

As the contours of Donald Trump’s presidency over its first 100 days – and the priorities of the Republican-majority Congress – take shape, the economic impact on working families of this agenda is becoming clearer. Trump ran for election on a hard nationalist, economically populist platform, wooing voters in depressed regions of the country, and […]

Marguerite Casey Foundation Honors Chavez Day Heroes for 2017

Marguerite Casey Foundation Honors Chavez Day Heroes for 2017

Anza Becnel – A NOLA Organizer Helps People Gain ‘Their Lives Back’ Cesar Chavez Day Heroes 2017 Hero’s name: Anza Becnel Home city: New Orleans Organization affiliation: Stand With Dignity at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “Anza Becnel […]

2016: Trumping Politics, Voters Unite Around Bread & Butter Issues

2016: Trumping Politics, Voters Unite Around Bread & Butter Issues

Who knew preschool could bring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supporters together? That’s what happened in Dayton, Ohio, where Trump and Clinton supporters came together around the unlikely issue of preschool expansion. X Enjoy that story? Weigh in on the issues you care about by endorsing the Equal Voice National Family Platform. The presidential election […]

A Miss. College Student on Social Justice: A Q&A With Curtis Hill

A Miss. College Student on Social Justice: A Q&A With Curtis Hill

Students throughout the United States are returning to classrooms this month, and they’ll continue to do so into September. They’ll bring their summer vacation experience, as well as years of previous studies. For Curtis Hill, a first-year student at the University of Mississippi, the experience of returning to the classroom also includes years as a […]

Harry Belafonte to Host Social Justice Music Festival in Oct.

Harry Belafonte to Host Social Justice Music Festival in Oct.

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte will launch a racial and social justice festival in October with the inaugural event featuring appearances and performances from actors Chris Rock and Jesse Williams and musicians John Legend and Common. Belafonte announced Thursday that Sankofa.org, his social justice organization, will put on the “Many Rivers to Cross” music and arts […]

How Coalition Building in Arkansas Is Boosting Social Justice

How Coalition Building in Arkansas Is Boosting Social Justice

In 1993, a group of Arkansas grassroots, religious and labor leaders gathered to form a strategy how they could more effectively move positive reforms through our often resistant state Legislature. The leaders were frustrated that big business interests worked together to win favors and block reforms, while community and worker interests were isolated and often defeated. […]

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