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Friends Transform Vacant Building Into Popular Community Center
by Martha Pskowski
The unique gathering space acts as a counterbalance to decades of government mismanagement and neglect in this sprawling suburb northeast of Mexico City.
Voting Rights Still Need Your Protection
by Adam Eichen, Diana Tomezsko
Even with Trump’s bogus voter fraud panel gone, the fight against voter suppression isn’t over.
The Irma Diaries: Hurricane Irma Survivor Stories Should Be a Climate Change Wake-Up Call
by Lornet Turnbull
The series of deadly hurricanes that churned their way through the Caribbean in September 2017 could be a glimpse into a future of unprecedented weather for the region, a new author writes.
About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing Fong
Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
"Standing Up for Our Neighbors" Student Writing Lesson
We Must March. But We Must Also Organize Locally
by Sarah van Gelder
The next women’s march is in the works. Although big mobilizations are important, they’re just one tactic.
What We Want for 2018: The Biggest Movement Leaders Envision the Changes Ahead
by Beverly Bell
From Alicia Garza to Annie Leonard, nine organizers share their hopes for the new year.
The Platform Co-op Is Coming for Uber
by MJ Kaplan
These co-ops aim to reinvest in their users, employees, and communities, while valuing positive workplace practices in tandem with profitability.
Me Too Creator Tarana Burke Reminds Us This Is About Black and Brown Survivors
by Zenobia Jeffries
There’s another “me too” story, about a movement that began a decade before it was a hashtag.
After Erica Garner’s Death, I Can’t Breathe Through the Tears
by Zenobia Jeffries
Perhaps our grief can spark people to join the movement to end the oppression.
10 Not-So-Feminist Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media
by Shae Collins
It’s not just trolls and men’s rights activists. There are some proud feminists who make problematic comments, too.
7 Acts of Native Resistance They Don’t Teach in School
by Halee Kirkwood
It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.
The Ancient Baby Carrier Making a Comeback
by Chelsey Luger
Native women are once again embracing the cradleboard because it’s both artistic and utilitarian.
Feeling Burned Out? When We Gather, We Get Energized
by Sarah van Gelder
Removing debris after a hurricane or giving blood after a shooting empowers us.
The Fierce Urgency of “How”
by Peter Buffett
When we have reconsidered the lives we have built, how will we live?