Peace and Justice
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa HellmannSep 22, 2016
- Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
Beyond Hamilton: How Diversity Could Save the Future of Theater
by Celanie PolanickSep 15, 2016
- Many worry audiences are aging out, but the reason isn’t that people of color can’t afford tickets—it’s that they feel excluded.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. LopezSep 15, 2016
- Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
How We Became an Economy Full of Side Jobs
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 13, 2016
- The job growth that led us out of the recession has been in nontraditional jobs, and that's working well for women.
Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre
by LaDonna Brave Bull AllardSep 03, 2016
- We must remember we are part of a larger story. We are still here. We are still fighting for our lives on our own land.
A Tough Choice for Feminist Black Lives Matter Activists
by Marcus Harrison GreenJun 27, 2016
- Protesting a police killing and marching in support of a man convicted of rape can pose a real dilemma when one in five women nationwide has suffered a sexual assault.
Still #FeeltheBern? You’re Not Alone
by Rosemary LaneJun 22, 2016
- Meet six people from the recent People’s Summit in Chicago coming to terms with supporting the senator’s ideas, rather than his campaign for president.
Female Migrant Farmworkers Push Back Against Machismo and Abuse in California’s Wine Country
by Trina Moyles, KJ DakinJun 21, 2016
- In Sonoma County, women are coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers who often work in isolation.
Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But Civil Rights History Shows Us How We Can
by Jake McGrawJun 08, 2016
- To fight discrimination in Mississippi, out-of-state allies should strengthen their ties to the state, not sever them.
Forget Hunger Strikes. What Prisons Fear Most Are Labor Strikes
by Raven RakiaJun 07, 2016
- Prisoners throughout Alabama and Texas reclaim their humanity—and power—by shutting down the economic infrastructure of their prisons.
A Simple Solution to Low Voter Turnout—Knock at the Front Door
by Kate StringerMay 26, 2016
- In communities of color where voter turnout has historically lagged, in-person interaction seems to be the most effective fix.
It’s Not Really About Bathrooms: Why the Trans Fight is About Human Rights
by Eesha PanditMay 13, 2016
- What can counter the hate-filled narratives that are surrounding equal rights ordinance campaigns? The LGBT movement and its allies must amplify and center the voices of Transgender people.
How Can Southern States Increase Voter Access for Black Residents After DMV Closures?
by YES! StaffApr 29, 2016
- When DMV closures threatened Black voter access in Alabama, the government launched a traveling ID service. But is it enough?
Could Sanders’ Social Justice Ideas Really Work? Take a Look at These Places
by Fran KortenApr 08, 2016
- In his new film, “Where to Invade Next,” Michael Moore shows us what free college and health care for all can actually look like.
As the EU Stalls on Refugees, Volunteers Provide a Taste of Home
by Matt HansonApr 07, 2016
- For people in the overcrowded refugee camps of Idomeni, Greece, local volunteers and students work to make life more normal for displaced families.