Justice For All
Mar 01, 2016
- Dig deep to identify and explain how you personally can treat people more justly. Describe what treating people fairly and humanely looks like to you. How might your actions make a difference where you live (school and community)? In greater society?
The Untold History of Female Friendship
by Rachel Vorona CoteMar 01, 2016
- To get an honest picture of female friendship, we must look beyond the familiar whitewashed stories in Western history and literature.
This Syrian Band Played Its First European Gig in a Refugee Camp. Now It’s Going on Tour
by Rebecca CollardFeb 29, 2016
- When the members of Khebez Dawle fled Syria, they never expected they’d soon be playing sold out shows across Europe.
24 States Put Juvenile Offenders in Solitary, But Advocates Are Trying to Change That
by Marcus Harrison GreenFeb 29, 2016
- Studies show kids held in solitary confinement experience long-lasting psychological damage. Activists hope a wave of local and national policy changes means widespread reform is on the way.
How A Small Town Won an Unlikely Victory Against Big Oil
by Fran KortenFeb 26, 2016
- A port commission vote against a proposed $1.2 billion oil refinery in a Washington town proves that the people still have a voice.
Hollywood Whitewashing: How Is This Still a Thing?
by YES! StaffFeb 26, 2016
- This hilarious (and depressing) video explains why we can’t talk about #OscarsSoWhite without talking about Hollywood whitewashing.
The End of Night: Why We Need Darkness In the Age of Artificial Light
by Emmett FitzGeraldFeb 25, 2016
- Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
How to Pick a President Without Being Sexist
by Jeremy Adam SmithFeb 25, 2016
- The presidential race is basically an expensive hiring process with 319 million stakeholders. If businesses and government agencies go to such great lengths to eliminate gender bias in their hiring, shouldn’t we do the same for our elections?
Berkeley Votes to Boost Co-op Economy In the Face of Gentrification
by Araz HachadourianFeb 24, 2016
- A growing number of cities are investing in co-ops to keep money local and neighborhoods affordable.
Infographic: The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day
by Peter KalmusFeb 24, 2016
- Less than half the oil we consume is used for gasoline. Petroleum also goes into a bunch of everyday products. Some useful, and many we could live without.
What Legalizing Street Vending Could Do for L.A.’s Local Economy
by Daniel RossFeb 23, 2016
- Los Angeles is one of few U.S. cities where street trade isn’t widely permitted. But for immigrants and low-income people, it’s often the only way to earn a living.
The Role of an Activist Attorney in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
by Nyasha LaingFeb 23, 2016
- For civil rights lawyers, litigating isn't enough. They need to engage with the struggle of black Americans firsthand.
100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years
by Richard HeinbergFeb 22, 2016
- It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it. And the first step is to start with the easy stuff.
We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Teaching It—Why More Classes Are Heading Outside
by Kate StringerFeb 22, 2016
- In response to climate change, a growing number of schools are taking kids outside to show them how a warming planet affects their local environment.
Without Scalia, a New Chance for Climate Justice
by Patrick ParenteauFeb 21, 2016
- Justice Scalia was a thorn in the side of the environmental movement. Now that his seat is up for grabs, the Supreme Court could be in position to make serious gains for the climate.