After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
by Dave ReedOct 17, 2014
- Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
Visual Learning: Heart and Sole
by Jim McGowanOct 17, 2014
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students to think about prisoners—the uniforms prisoners wear and the most effective ways to prepare for their transition back into society.
The Danger of Silence
Oct 17, 2014
- When he was a kid, slam poet and teacher Clint Smith once gave up speaking for Lent. He found that his silence allowed his classmates to be bullied—and that he must use his voice speak up for truth and justice.
SPENT: An Online Game to Understand Poverty
by Jing FongOct 17, 2014
- If you don’t understand the feeling of trying to survive poverty, you will after playing SPENT.
Reflections on Poverty with "Nikki-Rosa" Poem
by Jing FongOct 17, 2014
- Nikki Giovanni's poem, "Nikki-Rosa" reflects on Giovanni's living with poverty—what she had, more than what she lacked. The poem, with accompanying Def Jam video and ReadWriteThink lesson will help students develop their understanding of poverty, explore their childhood experiences, and write about these reflections in a poem.
Getting to Know You: Home Visits Help Teachers and Parents Become Super Partners
by Nick FaberOct 17, 2014
- In Saint Paul, Minnesota, teacher and union leader Nick Faber helped establish a local home visit project because he believes that, when a teacher knows his student's family, together they are the best partners in that child's learning.
#FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri
by Liz Pleasant, Nur LaljiOct 16, 2014
- The weekend brought seekers of racial justice in Missouri to the police station, the university, and the local Wal-Mart—the scene of another recent police shooting of a young black man.
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
by Kayla Schultz, Paul DunnOct 16, 2014
- See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Investing in Renewables Can Relieve Our Planet—While Reviving Our Economy
by Anthony GiancatarinoOct 16, 2014
- Carbon reduction alone cannot solve our climate crisis, because it is continuously fed by our economic crisis. But renewables can be a critical driver in building a healthier economic system, free of the fossil fuel industry.
Day 4 of New Economy Week: Combating Climate Change Without Leaving Anyone Behind
Oct 16, 2014
- How do we transition to an economy powered by renewable energy without leaving the workers employed by fossil fuel companies behind?
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
by Chuck CollinsOct 16, 2014
- If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
How Jamaica Plain Is Building Working-Class Leadership in the New Economy
by Carlos Espinoza-ToroOct 15, 2014
- How can potential leaders from underprivileged backgrounds tackle economic inequality and climate change when they spend most of their time trying to earn a decent living? Here’s what we learned in Massachusetts.
How to Pickle Almost Anything
by Doug Pibel, Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, Kali SwensonOct 15, 2014
- Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive
by Shannon HayesOct 15, 2014
- Rather than feeling guilty for not giving each child everything they deserve, I will feel gratitude for the grace with which they accept my limits.
To Build a New Economy, a New Government Comes First
by Jacob SwensonOct 15, 2014
- National People’s Action Campaign is training the next wave of progressive candidates for 2016. Here’s how they could win.