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Healing Trauma

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To move forward we must face the past.

Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It
by Rachael Stoeve
At events known as "Stand Downs," which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, vets from all walks of life gather to support one another.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History's Trauma—Together Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History's Trauma—Together
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Responding to past traumas like slavery and acts of terrorism can heal us—and future generations.
Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour
by James Trimarco
The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal 100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal
by Jamilah King
The statement, by the Black Youth Project, conveys profound sorrow along with a commitment to hold on to hope.
Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Sarah van Gelder
Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence? Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
by Frances Moore Lappé
Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals.
Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe
by Kim Simon
After her essay on raising boys to respect women went viral, an incredible outpouring of support gave author Kim Simon the courage to tell the story she really wanted to share: how her own healing from rape came from knowing she wasn’t alone.
Teaching Emotions: A Different Approach to Ending School Violence Teaching Emotions: A Different Approach to Ending School Violence
by Katherine Gustafson
A growing network of programs is teaching kids how to understand and express their emotions. Among their results: decreased aggression and violence.
Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.
Global Day of Dance Connects Women around the Globe Global Day of Dance Connects Women around the Globe
by Katrina Rabeler
Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising brought women into the streets in every country registered with the United Nations, plus a few places that aren’t. At the Seattle event, a dancing little girl seemed to represent the movement’s hopes for women’s lives.
Today, One Billion Rise Today, One Billion Rise
by Christa Hillstrom
Rise, strike, dance! Join the worldwide walkout for the end of violence against women and girls.
The Power of Outrospection The Power of Outrospection
Video: Roman Krznaric on the concept of “outrospection” and how it could shape the 21st century—all illustrated with animated cartoons!
From the Culture of Aloha, a Path Out of Gun Violence From the Culture of Aloha, a Path Out of Gun Violence
by Poka Laenui
Beneath mainstream culture runs a current of domination, individualism, and exclusion that is harming our children. We assume this is normal—but is it really?
Bringing (Human) Diversity to America’s National Parks Bringing (Human) Diversity to America’s National Parks
by YES! Online Staff
Video: Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based church group that strives to bring more people of color to our national parks.
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