In his October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families. “There’s a long history in this country of dealing with problems in the African American community through the criminal justice system,” he says in … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Justice
By Alice Kim Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, Stateville Prison This course explores the freedom dreams of political thinkers, artists, writers, activists and ordinary people in the US and beyond. We will engage with multiple genres (personal narrative, graphic memoir, poetry, speeches) … Continue reading
By Victoria Law | Truthout As the clock struck midnight on January 26, Marissa Alexander was finally able to pull off her ankle monitor. The Florida mother of three was officially done with her two-year sentence of home confinement and electronic monitoring. … Continue reading
By Shayna Plaut, Human Rights Contributing Editor Six summers ago, I made a new friend. She was 7 years old. I was a guest at what I assumed would be a stodgy and staid academic picnic, when the unmistakable sound … Continue reading
By Cheryl Johnson-Odim “Little by little the raindrops swell the river.” (African Proverb) All over this country, and the world, women (and some male allies) marched on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. Each woman who marched was a rain drop in a … Continue reading
By adrienne maree brown In this moment, when the future is so uncertain, Praxis Center turns to poetic offerings by adrienne maree brown. As she wrote on her blog, “i still believe it is the core work of our species – to … Continue reading
By Alice Kim “Greetings, these words travel to you over a great distance of time and space for I write to you all live from planet Stateville, a dark place physically made to mentally break men by oppressing their bodies … Continue reading
This course is for students interested in learning how to create social change through collective action. The dual aims of the course are to enrich our understanding of the mechanics of social change and to critically examine the relationship between … Continue reading
Activists, educators and organizers reflect on the opportunities and challenges when using digital media in struggles for social justice. This project was funded by the Black Youth Project and the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. Videographers Tracye … Continue reading
By William C. Anderson, Contributing Editor, Race, Class, and Immigration The last few years have been rough. President Obama’s last term in the White House has given many of us some of the most polarizing times we have ever experienced. … Continue reading
Repost From C-Span | Book TV Bill Ayers talks about his book Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto, in which he presents his thoughts on contemporary political and social issues.
Dr. Leana Wen is an Emergency Medicine Physician of Patient-Centered Research at George Washington University. In this talk, Dr. Wen warns that the current dystopia of healthcare in China may be the future of healthcare in the United States.
By Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Contributing Editor, Global Health Universal government-funded health insurance goes as far back in history as 1883. Developed countries such as Germany, Sweden, Britain and Norway began providing some form of universal health insurance to citizens as early … Continue reading
By Sarah Duggan The first time Alberto Mendoza-Galina, a journalist and producer of independent video documentaries, became involved in the lives of temporary foreign workers (TFW) working in Canada was when he ran into them, accidently, at the Vancouver airport. … Continue reading
Reposted from Counterpunch In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Senator Rand Paul, Florida State Representative Dennis Baxley (also sponsor of his state’s Stand Your Ground law), along with … Continue reading