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Traci O'Neal Ellis hopes her experience on the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board helps her advocate for educational equity and criminal justice reform nationally. Ellis resigned at Monday's board meeting citing opportunities "to take my social justice activism to the national level" arising from a ...
Throughout the day, panelists and other speakers such as opening keynote speaker Peter Neufeld, a civil rights lawyer and the co-founder of the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal organization that seeks to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals, discussed how social justice cuts across different areas ...

On March 27 ground was broken near Downtown for what might be the nation's first “social-justice park.” The park is a project of the First Congregational Church, U.C.C., under the leadership of its senior minister, the Rev. Tim Ahrens, in association with the city, nearby cultural institutions and the Columbus ...
Four USM professors worked together to bring a Social Justice minor to USM. It was just recently approved and will be available for students in the fall. The new program will be housed within the Geography-Anthropology Department. The four professors who created and organized the minor are: Lorrayne ...
A local university is helping us be better with some fun mixed in. UCO's Office of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting hip hop justice and well-being week. Here to tell us more are Stevie Johnson and Jordan Broiles. UCO's Office of Diversity & Inclusion Hip Hop Social Justice & Well-Being Week is April 23-26. It's sponsored by ...
Please join us for the 11th Annual Pope John II Lecture on Social Justice on Thursday, April 26. The evening begins with a cinematic screening of "The Saint and the Sultan" followed by discussion with HRH Prince Adnan El-Hashemite and Brother Kevin Smith. Both of these faculty members have affiliations with the United ...

Starbucks responded quickly, communicating remorse and a commitment to social justice. Ross, the Philadelphia police commissioner, can learn a lot from them, starting with whether bias played a role in how police responded to the complaint. After all, police do have some discretion in these situations.
Over 100 Westchester residents marched through White Plains on Sunday to bring awareness to the issues impacting the county and the nation in hope of fostering solidarity and creating a more just and equal society. Participants of the Westchester Social Forum stepped off at Pace Law School on N.
Multiple social justice organizations continue to distance themselves from a vocal, local activist who drew widespread media attention during protests over the arrests of two Black men at a Starbucks near Rittenhouse Square this week. While standing on the north side of City Hall on Friday, Deandra ...
Join us for a discussion of what our different faith traditions guide us to do in seeking peace, healing and justice in difficult times. Through an understanding of our similarities and our differences, and with a commitment to the common good, we can create an atmosphere of mutual respect and deepened connection as we ...
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce CPT's fifth annual Station Hope event on Saturday, May 5, from 6:30 - 10:00pm on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Station Hope is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland's social justice ...
The program, which aims to nurture young scholars interested in social justice, offers summer research and enrichment opportunities to Durham Public Schools' middle and high school students. Duke's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity named its enrichment program after the Aarons. Cook was ...
As she celebrates her 30th anniversary at the Rashi School in Dedham, Stephanie Rotsky looks back on her career with pride and ahead to the future with excitement. “I've grown so much as a person and an educator,” said the Needham resident, “but I'm doing my best work now.” Rotsky said she learned ...
Fitting then that this year — the centennial of his death — First Congregational will build the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park adjacent to its Gothic cathedral at East Broad Street and Cleveland Avenue. Ground was broken for the park on March 27, kicking off a public fundraising effort. An August ...
White people must work with minority groups to achieve social justice, and starting at the grassroots level with students will ensure success, a keynote speaker told an audience during Thursday's Northern Nevada Diversity Summit at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Gina Garcia, assistant professor of ...
Police accountability is still hard to come by. Error setting up player: Invalid license key. 4:04 min. 0:00. March 7, 2018. Who's not among Hollywood's highest paid actors? Actresses of color. Error setting up player: Invalid license key. 6:16 min. 0:00. March 1, 2018. In February, students at a predominantly ...
They became friends and often found themselves working for the same causes through the Student Government Association. Eighteen years later, they work at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a nonprofit in Durham that protects voting rights, advocates for environmental justice and challenges ...

The former NBA star's production companies are putting out provocative film, television and digital projects aimed at increasing the representation of people of color and women in media. One of his documentaries aired as an ESPN 30 for 30, and others have won accolades. Davis, who was drafted by the ...
The Oscars signaled the end of an anticipated awards season for Hollywood artists. Across the country, the award show season created more than just a buzz around whose favorite movie would reign supreme. In recent years, more and more artists are using their acceptance speech or red carpet ...
HOLYOKE -- Two students from the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School were arrested in the past two days for allegedly posting messages on Snapchat that police said threatened shootings. At 11 a.m. Thursday, police arrested an 18-year-old male student from Hatfield at the 161 Westfield Road ...
The Free Movement Conference will be held March 23-25 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. A workshop on GenX and Wilmington's water supply will be part of a weekend social justice conference in Wilmington. StarNews staff writer Adam Wagner will be one of the speakers at ...
PLATTSBURGH — The new Social Justice Task Force at SUNY Plattsburgh is a “key component” among 10 initiatives the college is tackling to improve the campus atmosphere of diversity. Others include creation of a multi-cultural space and working harder to bring more diverse staff to campus.
In January, the NFL finalized plans to partner with players on social justice issues, announcing a "Let's Listen Together" initiative that will publicize the players' work on social and racial equality. Team owners earmarked $89 million over a seven-year period for the project. A league official told ESPN's Adam ...
As the daughter of Dr. George Alvin Wiley — a trained chemist and respected civil rights leader — Wiley studied the actions of her father who had spent his entire life advocating on behalf of poor Black women, who were fighting to receive more money so that they could raise their children and not be hungry ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Author, social justice advocate, and former NBA player Etan Thomas will give a free public lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in 233A HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Thomas will discuss his latest book, “We Matter: Athletes and Activism,” which includes ...
Joan Baker was an extrovert who loved the stage and felt strongly about social justice. Together with her husband, Nelson, she combined the two interests in a theater company they formed in the 1960s in Hartford called The Open Stage. One of its first productions was “A Hand is On the Gate,” a medley of ...
Social justice advocate and attorney Shannon Sedgwick Davis is in town to speak about her work fighting oppression, genocide, slavery and human trafficking in international communities. The assembly is set for Monday, March 12 at 2:10 p.m. at the Jackson Hole Classical Academy. The event is open to ...
Audra Sergel directs The Quorus, an LGBTQ+ choral ensemble, on Feb. 18 at a rehearsal. Sergel, the artistic director of the chorus, created the choir to provide a space for the LGBT community after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Rayna Sims/Missourian. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print ...
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of students attended a conference to learn how to overcome social justice issues at their schools. Zemor Tevah, one of the educators at the event, told 22News students have a hard time feeling comfortable, “I feel like a lot of times, students are punished for ...
Best Picture and Best Director winner "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro backstage at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Scott Varley/TNS). Scott Varley. ENTER MOVIE-OSCARS 295 MCT. Best Screenplay ...
Named for a respected state representative and educator, the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium started in 2005 when Taylor suggested strategies for bringing resources of the university to address problems faced by underserved populations in the southwest. Manal Hamzeh, associate professor of ...
Named for a respected state representative and educator, the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium started in 2005 when Taylor suggested strategies for bringing resources of the university to address problems faced by underserved populations in the southwest. Manal Hamzeh, associate professor of ...
It's a fascinating experiment in social justice activism and art, made more so by the variety of people testifying. Two of the seven are everywoman composites, while the other five are or concern real people -- renowned 19th century Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau; Philippine labor organizer Larry Itliong; ...
The environmental panel discussed the sustainability aspects of urban planning from a social justice standpoint. Throughout the panel, each presentation had a recurring theme of environmental justice. Environmental justice, according to panelist and CSUN urban studies and planning alumni Yvette ...
Members of the School District 166 Diversity Committee have been planning a “Social Justice Conference” at the school for several months. WTIP has talked to organizers several times about this first-ever event, which involves students, teachers and community members. In recent days, concerns have ...
The MultiCultural Center presented their 24th annual Social Justice Summit at Humboldt State on Saturday. Deema Hindawi is an HSU student and a co-event coordinator of the summit. “The theme for the summit this year is 'Who Am I? [Back to Our Roots],'” Hindawi said. “We want people to look beyond ...
Subject: Social Justice, Environment, Poverty, Civil/Human Rights | Deadline: Apr. 10, 2018 (letters of intent) | Amount: Up to $25,000 . . . Hey! Thanks for being a part of the Youth Today community. Can't see the content you wish to view? Click here to become a subscriber and get access to all our ...
"Social justice and conservation each represent great values of our society," says John Vucetich, professor of ecology at Michigan Technological University, who led the study. "We aimed to examine those values from first principles to better understand how to respond when social justice and conservation ...
U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D) Georgia annually travels to Alabama, to commemorate "Bloody Sunday." The 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama was done by non-violent protesters. The moment was met with heavy resistance from law enforcement as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus ...
Sonoma State University will host its annual Social Justice Week March 5-9, with almost 40 hours of lectures, panels, films and activities, on topics ranging from law enforcement and the community to understanding sexual violence. Keynote speakers include political activist Ralph Nader and the Director of ...
The decision by the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to not file low-level misdemeanor cases promotes public safety and furthers the county's commitment to equity and social justice. There is no evidence that prosecuting individuals for these crimes makes our community safer. Instead, individuals ...
Social Justice Speaker Kimberly Foster will speak at the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center, 716 Langdon St., on Thursday, March 8. Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multiplatform digital community for Black women, which reaches over 2 million visitors a month.
In a collection of works which focused on teaching for social justice, Linda Christensen (2000) wrote that though conflict does occur when one “rises up”, transformative acts such as students “reading the word and the world” also occur and so does engagement and empowerment. In essence, engagement in diverse ideas ...
Students have an essential role to play in creating a dialogue around social justice and pressing for social reforms, civil-rights lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander said during a Feb. 26 campus lecture. “I no longer believe that the current two-party, pay-to-play political system will, as constructed, ...
The Muse has descended on the curriculum developers at Columbia University: they have designed a class entitled Pop and Social Justice Songwriting 101. Which implies that there will be a 102. But it seems unlikely that Columbia students will be able to major in it because the course is being offered to ...
For 23 years, members of Building Bridges, a student-run social justice organization at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, have organized a conference focused on the key issues of the day. Last summer, when organizers met to plan this year's event, two potential topics eventually rose to the surface.
But one day, leaders say, it will be a catalyst for community action on social justice issues. The half-block area at the corner of East Broad Street and Cleveland Avenue in Columbus will undergo a transformation in the next six months to turn it into the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park. The $3.7 ...
Cholak said she knows Cameron, too, and the pair hugs every time they meet. Cholak chairs Social Justice Action, an organization affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse and the Jewish Beth Shalom Congregation, she said. Both Cholak and Social Justice Action work with ...
As Massachusetts prepares the framework for legal marijuana businesses, the state is trying to address a disparity in the way authorities used to apply anti-drug laws. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is acknowledging in its regulations that people of color and residents of poorer ...
During the Lenten Season, our congregation has been journeying through a forty-day Bible Challenge with the book entitled, “The Social Justice Bible Challenge.” It was edited by Marek Zabriskie, pastor of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. It has been a wonderful opportunity to read the Word of God on a ...



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