Peace and Justice

Yes, Social Media Can Be Used For Positive Change
by Alaina Leary
Hashtag movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter have lasting impacts. Here’s how.
Why Food Waste Is Not a Solution to Hunger
by Andy Fisher
If the food industry is addicted to overproduction, then the food bank system is its enabler.
“I Am Hawaiian First”
by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.
This Newsletter is Helping Inmates Prepare for Reintegration
by Shaima Shamdeen
A former inmate’s resource guide is now helping others released from jail find their way back into society.
What You Learn from a Life Surrounded By Troublemaking, Kickass Women
by Lornet Turnbull
Why Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards believes that now, more than ever, women are the most important political force in America.
8 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Has Just Given Birth
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Why you shouldn’t ask about sleep, weight loss, or breastfeeding. But especially sleep.
This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On
by Chelsey Luger
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.
Why Black Stories Matter: They Build Empathy and Heal Trauma
by Isabelle Morrison
In New York state, a writing and performance program helps people of color share their stories as a pathway to empathy and healing.
How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
by Terri Hansen
“Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it."
How Compassion Lowers Health Risks for Pregnant Women With Trauma
by Sheri Madigan, Nicole Racine, Suzanne Tough
Mothers who experience toxic stress in childhood are more likely to have gestational diabetes and hypertension. But they can benefit from the right supports.
A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies
by Michael J. Dax
Where local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations have increased more than 75 percent. New Mexico shows a different way.
Waiting Tables or Harvesting Food, Why Fair Labor Is Still About Civil Rights
by Saru Jayaraman, Devan Shea
For too many women, deciding whether to stand up to harassment at work is a choice between earning enough tips to put food on their tables or not.
5 Places to View Pre-Colonial America
by Chelsey Luger
The ancient history of this country is often overlooked. Here are landmarks significant to Indigenous people that were renamed by white settlers.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Taking MLK’s Message Global
by David Korten
The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve.