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Tag Archives: resistance

Can stories create justice?

  For the past 40 years, the United States has shipped far more of its citizens off to jail than any other country, and the nation is now paying the price with a corrupt and bloated prison system, broken families, … Continue reading

Creating Sovereign Cities and Towns

By Shea Howell | Living for Change, Boggs Center As much of the nation’s attention has been riveted to the devastation of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the Michigan Legislature is quietly continuing its efforts to destroy local democracy. This time the Republican controlled … Continue reading

No Perfect Victims Convening 2017

Between 1977 and 2007, the population of U.S women prisoners grew by 800% with an annual growth rate doubling that of men over many years. The vast majority of incarcerated and criminalized women (trans and non-trans) have previous histories of … Continue reading

On Having a Brown Baby in the Age of Trump

By Patricia Valoy, Science and Social Justice, Contributing Editor These days I spend a lot of time preparing. Most people call the time when parents-to-be spend hours on end cleaning and organizing for a new baby “nesting,” but I’m doing … Continue reading

Food, Race and Justice | Malik Yankini

Explore how the global food system of white supremacy is a barrier to having a food system that ensures justice for all members of society. Malik Yakini is dedicated to working to identify and alleviate the impact of racism and … Continue reading

What to Do When White Supremacists March in Your Town

How people committed to peace and justice can resist alt-right rallies with resilience. By Mia Henry and Sharon Djemal Resilience – To shift from reactivity to a state of resourcefulness in moments of stress and crisis. (Rockwood Leadership Institute) They … Continue reading

The Lit Review: No Justice, No Pride

The Praxis Center is proud to feature The Lit Review’s weekly interviews conducted by hosts Monica Trinidad and Page May. Every week, the hosts of The Lit Review chat with people they love and respect about relevant books on Black … Continue reading

Welcome Home Oscar López Rivera

By Barbara Ransby Last week, hundreds of people welcomed political prisoner Oscar López Rivera home with a march and celebration in Chicago’s Puerto Rican neighborhood, Humboldt Park. Before leaving office, President Barack Obama commuted his 55-year sentence, and Rivera Lopez … Continue reading

Why I Demonstrated on Mother’s Day

By Monica Cosby This past Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, hosted an Incarcerated Mom’s Day Vigil and Toiletry Drive outside Cook County Jail. We’ve been doing this for 3 years running. As an … Continue reading