Peace and Justice
School Behind Bars: How College Kids and Incarcerated Youth Benefit From Learning Together
by Nur LaljiAug 12, 2015
- Graduates of an “Inside-Out” program in Oregon say that the experience transformed the way they see the prison system—and themselves.
Can Bernie Sanders Win Over Black Lives Matter? He Seems to Be Trying
by Marcus Harrison GreenAug 07, 2015
- The progressive candidate has been making a sharper distinction between racial and economic issues. If you like his campaign, that’s really good news.
Study Shows Mindful Meditation Helps Reduce Racial Bias
by Jill SuttieAug 06, 2015
- A new study shows that meditation can transform racial bias at any age.
The Weekly Crunch: Zero-Waste Grocery Stores, Black Women's Business Boom, Robocops for Cyber-Bullies
by YES! StaffAug 05, 2015
- Like reading the news while chomping on granola. Here’s what we've been chewing on lately.
The Indigenous Rituals That Heal Us
by Patricia St. OngeAug 03, 2015
- How the Medicine Wheel can guide us to transform communities that have suffered from racial injustice
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables In An Afternoon
by Araz HachadourianJul 31, 2015
- For a few hours in July, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. The country is spending €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
What Native Hawaiian Culture Can Teach Us About Gender Identity
by Jade SnowJul 27, 2015
- As the documentary Kumu Hina reveals, living between both genders is the more powerful “mahu" way.
Rev. Sekou on Today’s Civil Rights Leaders: “I Take My Orders From 23-Year-Old Queer Women”
by Sarah van GelderJul 22, 2015
- A leading activist pastor speaks about the emerging face of civil rights leadership in 21st century America.
In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side
by Kristin MoeJul 20, 2015
- How do you spark a movement in a conservative community? A Q&A with Razia Jan, founder of the Zabuli Education Center.
Dangerous Isolation: Meet the Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse
by Laura Michele DienerJul 15, 2015
- “If you live miles up in the holler and your cellphone doesn’t work up there, and you don’t have a car, and you don’t read and write very well, and you’ve got three kids, how are you going to get help?”
Watch These 12-Year-Olds Talk About Race More Candidly Than Most Adults Do
by Araz HachadourianJul 10, 2015
- These New York City middle-schoolers opened up about their experiences with race and racism in WNYC's "Being 12" series.
Truth and Reconciliation at Work: How These Commissions Help Heal Wounds From Racial Injustice
by Fania DavisJul 10, 2015
- Fania Davis explains how Truth and Reconciliation Commissions can help communities heal from a history of racial violence and oppression.
17 Ways You Can Work For Social Justice
by Nina FloresJul 08, 2015
- Be present, question assumptions, and be loud! Social transformation starts with everyday people working for change.
Why Bree Newsome’s Action Was the “Amazing Grace” I Needed
by Tanya SteeleJun 29, 2015
- She showed us that we liberate ourselves through our actions. She reminded us, in the midst of deep sorrow, that we, who want to see a better America, must keep living, fighting, breathing, doing.
A Rabbi's Plea: We Need Slavery Reparations In Order to Move Forward
by Shmuly YanklowitzJun 29, 2015
- It’s clear that the trauma of slavery continues to impact the contemporary American psyche.