Spring 2016: Julie M. Elman's Response to "What We Fear" Essay Winners
by Julie M. ElmanMay 08, 2016
- Julie M. Elman responds to the winners of our Spring 2016 Student Writing Competition.
Why You Should Watch an Uplifting Movie Tonight
by Sophie H. JanickeMay 06, 2016
- Research shows meaningful films, in particular those that depict values of love, kindness, and connectedness, go a long way toward changing your worldview.
Why Give Breaks to Huge Corporations When We Could Invest Public Money Down the Street?
by Kasia TarczynskaMay 06, 2016
- Cities and states fork over an estimated $70 billion each year to large companies that don’t need public assistance to thrive. We could spend that money on our own neighborhoods.
The Next Libyan Revolution Will Be Led by Women Wielding Words—Not Guns
by Alaa MurabitMay 05, 2016
- “Soft power” gives communities words and tools to fight against violence, fear, and corruption and offers youth weapons of peace against an enemy that wants to drag them into war.
After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise
by Leah PennimanMay 05, 2016
- These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.
What Does a Feminist Mortician Look Like?
by Jennifer LuxtonMay 04, 2016
- Historically, when a man takes care of a corpse, he is a professional. When a woman takes care of a corpse, it’s a domestic task. How can we close the gender gap in the death care industry?
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
by David KortenMay 04, 2016
- “How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.
Immigration Is Not Just a Latino Thing. Here’s Why We Need Black Leaders
by Anshantia OsoMay 03, 2016
- For years, the immigrant rights movement has been largely led by Latinos. Today, Black leadership is playing an increasingly important role in the grassroots fight to change U.S. immigration policy.
How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader In Wind Energy
by Kim EckartMay 02, 2016
- Even though Iowa is typically associated with red state politics, everyone there seems to agree that wind power makes economic sense for one of the windiest states in the country.
The Tiny House Village Holding a Family Together
by Viola GaskellMay 02, 2016
- A tiny house complex in Seattle shows what it can do for homeless families by helping one couple raise their baby together under one (very small) roof.
The Little-Known Farmworkers Who Sparked the Biggest Labor Movement In U.S. History
by Alexa StrabukMay 01, 2016
- There would be no Cesar Chavez without the Filipino manongs of Delano, California, whose decision to strike set off the most significant labor movement the United States has ever seen.
Portland Fast Food Workers Don’t Just Want a Raise—They Want a Union Too
by Tamara KneeseApr 29, 2016
- Employees at Burgerville, a Pacific Northwest restaurant chain, are unionizing and demanding benefits. Even without their employer’s recognition, their union offers an alternative model for organizing low-wage workers.
How Can Southern States Increase Voter Access for Black Residents After DMV Closures?
by YES! StaffApr 29, 2016
- When DMV closures threatened Black voter access in Alabama, the government launched a traveling ID service. But is it enough?
What’s a Carbon Farmer? How California Ranchers Use Dirt to Tackle Climate Change
by Sally NeasApr 29, 2016
- Scientists believe that simple land management techniques can increase the rate at which carbon is absorbed from the atmosphere and stored in soils.
Beyond the NFL: A New Plan to Treat Brain Injuries For Women Escaping Abuse
by Reagan JacksonApr 28, 2016
- Unlike players in the NFL, women who struggle with lifelong effects of concussions from abuse are rarely diagnosed. In Phoenix, scientists and advocates are working to change that.