Denise Miller’s stunning artwork is featured on the home page of Praxis Center’s website. Here, she shares three poems from her forthcoming book, Ligatures for Black Bodies, with Rattle Press in November. For Denise, poetry tells the stories of individuals in order to give the entire society its full voice. In Audre Lorde’s words: “our labor has become more important than our silence.” (more…)
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By Grace Lee Grace Lee Boggs died Monday at the age of 100. She captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations of people from all walks of life. “We have to change ourselves in order to change the world,” Grace said, … Continue reading
By Darrell Cannon Editor’s note: Darrell Cannon was tortured by Chicago police detectives under the command of former Police Commander Jon Burge. He was a leading voice in the struggle for reparations and continues to be an advocate for justice. … Continue reading
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Repost from NPR . “In the last decade, Russia has found itself contending with new strains of TB that are resistant to many drugs and hard to cure. For years, prisons were considered to be one of the most dangerous … Continue reading
Repost from the Lancet . “Among the many worrisome facets of global health is the lack of adequate treatment, vaccination, and diagnostic tools for diseases predominantly afflicting the poor. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), drug-resistant tuberculosis and malaria, and other lesser-known … Continue reading
Repost from The New York Times. The Justice Department adjusts its own policies and programs, bringing advances for gay couples and American justice. Read more at The New York Times.
Repost from NPR. Greensburg Mayor, Bob Dixson, defies presumed party lines and fights to make Greensburg, Kansas a more sustainable city. Read and listen more at NPR.
Repost from NPR. This article celebrates the 40th anniversary of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks’ Western spoof that satirizes racism. It focuses on the friendship between Gene Wilder and Cleavon Litttle’s characters, Jim and Black Bart, “Bart and Jim are never pitted … Continue reading
Repost from NPR. This is a transcript from an interview conducted by Michel Martin with The Detroit News health care writer, Karen Bouffard, and social worker, Paris Rutledge. The interview centers on a recent report by The Detroit News, which states that Detroit … Continue reading
Repost from the New York Times. Part of a series entitled “India Ink,” Rachira Gupta covers her travels with Gloria Steinem throughout India where they are talking about their new book, As If Women Matter. In this particular article, Gupta and … Continue reading
This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies … Continue reading