How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons
by Amy B. DeanOct 09, 2013
- 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
by Kevin FongOct 03, 2013
- 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
by Liam Barrington-BushSep 25, 2013
- 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
by Alleen BrownSep 11, 2013
- 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
by Sarah van GelderJul 16, 2013
- Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally KohnJun 28, 2013
- 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
by Valerie SchloredtMay 21, 2013
- “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?
by Peter PearsallMay 15, 2013
- 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
by Pramila JayapalMay 01, 2013
- 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
by Chris FrancisApr 09, 2013
- 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
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, Sally Bunner, Lauren ResslerMar 06, 2013
- The students organizing for climate justice on campuses today are drawing connections between the environment and social issues like debt, racism, and immigration.
Rapper Brother Ali on Privilege, Hope, and Other People’s Stories
by Fabien TepperFeb 18, 2013
- In this exclusive interview, hip-hop artist Brother Ali talks to YES! about the personal transformations that have shaped his life and lyrics.
An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms
by Sena ChristianFeb 15, 2013
- In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
The Power of Outrospection
Feb 07, 2013
- Video: Roman Krznaric on the concept of “outrospection” and how it could shape the 21st century—all illustrated with animated cartoons!
Neighborhood Chalkboard Reveals Secrets and Dreams
by Jing FongFeb 01, 2013
- TEDTalk by Candy Chang on connecting communities through art, sharing, and usable public spaces.