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Heather Heyer Is Remembered, Following Charlottesville & Aug. 12

Heather Heyer Is Remembered, Following Charlottesville & Aug. 12

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in downtown Charlottesville to remember a woman killed during a violent weekend rally were able to mourn her death Wednesday quietly without the presence of neo-Nazis who had threatened to attend the service for Heather Heyer. Heyer’s grandfather said his 32-year-old granddaughter always wanted […]

Show Your Love: On New Orleans, Justice and Connecting Dots

Show Your Love: On New Orleans, Justice and Connecting Dots

In June, my community organization in New Orleans, Ubuntu Village, co-sponsored a screening of “Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital.” The film details the post-Katrina closure of Charity Hospital, New Orleans’ primary health care source for poor and working class residents and the subsequent lack of health care options for people battling physical […]

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 […]

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