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Bridging Divides

Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.

Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone) Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)
by Kristin Moe
"Intersectionality" has evolved from a theory of how oppression works to a notion of how people can fight it.
"Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution "Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution
by Roman Krznaric
Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it.
Video: An In-Depth Look at North Carolina's Progressive "Moral Mondays" Movement Video: An In-Depth Look at North Carolina's Progressive "Moral Mondays" Movement
by YES! online staff
Alarmed by the ultraconservative policies of their state government, North Carolina residents are taking to the streets to say that social justice is the moral way to go.
These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin is not the only NFL player to challenge the league's bigotry and misogyny. These five men stand for a new kind of masculinity.
How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons
by Amy B. Dean
After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.
In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin Fong
When Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men who believed he was a Muslim, he responded by advocating love and compassion.
Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street
by Liam Barrington-Bush
Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen Brown
Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.
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.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally Kohn
Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World
by Valerie Schloredt
“Band of Sisters” shows why a humble group of women fell under Vatican investigation for seeing the causes—not just the symptoms—of injustice.
Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination? Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination?
by Peter Pearsall
As oil and gas get harder to find, the industry is drilling in suburbia—and the neighbors aren’t pleased.
Boston Aftermath Shows a Nation Less—Not More—Afraid of Muslims Boston Aftermath Shows a Nation Less—Not More—Afraid of Muslims
by Pramila Jayapal
Despite the horrific attacks and media slurs that followed the Boston bombing, the behavior of ordinary people and elected representatives shows improved tolerance of muslims and other immigrants.
Why Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Leaders Have High Hopes for Pope Francis Why Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Leaders Have High Hopes for Pope Francis
by Chris Francis
Leaders from many faiths are expecting better relations with the Vatican under Pope Francis. Here YES! speaks to some of them about why that is.
Students for Climate Justice: We’re Not a Single-Issue Movement Students for Climate Justice: We’re Not a Single-Issue Movement
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, Sally Bunner, Lauren Ressler
The students organizing for climate justice on campuses today are drawing connections between the environment and social issues like debt, racism, and immigration.
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