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Organizers in El Paso, Texas: Community Is Important

Organizers in El Paso, Texas: Community Is Important

  Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice News is sharing this video from KCOS-TV, the PBS television station in El Paso, Texas, because it highlights the community building and social justice efforts of local leaders.   That includes Cemelli de Aztlan, who works with grassroots organizations that are part of the El Paso Equal Voice Network, […]

IMAN Director Receives MacArthur Fellowship

IMAN Director Receives MacArthur Fellowship

On Oct. 11, the MacArthur Foundation honored Rami Nashashibi of Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) with a world-renowned fellowship for his social justice work in Chicago and Atlanta. Learn more about him and all the 2017 MacArthur Fellows.   In January, he wrote, “Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community,” for Equal Voice […]

New Orleans Residents Stand Up to Say: 'Show Your Love'

New Orleans Residents Stand Up to Say:

Ubuntu Village is a New Orleans-based community organization that seeks to provide social, economic and transformative justice to youth and families. Its members are encouraging people to show support for someone who might need it. Ernest Johnson, its director and a board member of Equal Voice Action, has written about the idea in this opinion […]

A Look at Hope and Housing on Skid Row in Los Angeles

A Look at Hope and Housing on Skid Row in Los Angeles

To mark National Renter Week of Action in September 2017, Equal Voice News shared this archived video about efforts in the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles to provide places to live for all of its community members.   While Skid Row is known as an area with many homeless residents, it does have single-residency […]

Video: Meet an Alabama Mom Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform

Video: Meet an Alabama Mom Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform

Meet Martha Shearer, a mom and criminal justice reform advocate in Birmingham, Alabama. As a member of Greater Birmingham Ministries, she is one of many people nationwide working to make positive changes to the criminal justice system. She and other community advocates are doing so when the Trump administration is considering a new War on […]

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