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Bridging Divides

Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.

Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
Daniel Beaty: Theater for Social Good Daniel Beaty: Theater for Social Good
“Theater should reflect reality,” says Daniel Beaty, a playwright, singer, and performer who takes on hard social issues like race and class in his one-man shows.
New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors” New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau Underwood
After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
One Billion Rising One Billion Rising
Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy
by Olivia Rosane
A group of immigrant workers in Manhattan won a union for themselves, partly through collaboration with Occupy Wall Street. Their story suggests a collaborative path forward for the movement.
Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit provides an inspiring panorama of triumphs that Occupiers helped achieve in just one short year. She urges us to stay in it for the long haul.
What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students? What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students?
by Polina Marinova
The student-run newspaper serving the University of Georgia, of course. When the board tried to take over editorial control, the student staff walked out in a final effort to make their voices heard.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V” Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline Ostrander
The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners? Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Berg
Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other
by Akaya Windwood
Here’s my invitation to you: Let’s take a month and intentionally notice those we would normally not see. Let’s interrupt old patterns of not looking into the eyes of “those people”—whoever they are to you.
Syria: Lamp in the Storm Syria: Lamp in the Storm
by Michael Nagler
How can we can create the right vision to support indigenous nonviolence and unarmed civilian peacekeeping?
Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican
by Mark Engler
Chastised for sticking up for social justice, a group of nuns is pushing back against the Vatican.
World to Wisconsin: We’re With You World to Wisconsin: We’re With You
Activists around the world sent statements of solidarity to Wisconsin's protesters.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Rowe
Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day” “You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamid
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
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