People Power

And the Winner for Best Political Moment Is ... the Oscars
by Mark Rahner
If you’ve got a conscience and you’ve got a few seconds in front of a billion people, how could you not speak out against injustice?
How Master Propagandists Linked Immigrants to the Florida School Shooting
by Jack C. Doppelt
No, Nikolas Cruz is not an immigrant. But his name has helped people like Ann Coulter stir the xenophobic melting pot.
High School Students Demanding Gun Reform Join Rich History of Teen Resistance
by Lornet Turnbull
As activists, youth have not always been visible. But past social justice movements show how effective they can be.
A Digital Map Leads to Reparations for Black and Indigenous Farmers
by Jean Willoughby
The map’s creators envision equitable distribution of land and resources through “people-to-people” reparations.
Climate Refugees in Florida Could Change the Politics There for Generations
by Adam Lynch
In Puerto Rico, residents could only watch as Trump rolled back environmental protections while their island boiled. But living in the U.S. mainland, they can vote.
Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It’s Moral—and Practical
by Sylvia Chi
Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal.
As Congress Argues Over DACA, I Carry on With the Life I’ve Built and Wait
by José-Manuel Carrillo
Living in this country as an undocumented immigrant means pursuing your plans and dreams despite the very real fear of being deported.
4 Things I’m Not Saying When I Say “Rape Culture”
by Maisha Z. Johnson
I don’t blame you for feeling defensive at the phrase. But maybe you’ve been dismissing rape culture because you’ve misunderstood what it means.
I Know Why Black Women Are Wary of Reproductive Activism
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
I’m burdened with the responsibility of informing the world around me that my body is mine. Historically, it belongs to everyone else.
A Feminist’s Guide to Rom-Coms and How to Watch Them
by Ayu Sutriasa
You can acknowledge their problems and still enjoy them (probably not Woody Allen’s, though).
Why White Men May Be the Biggest Winners When a City Snags Amazon’s HQ2
by Amy Bhatt, Dillon Mahmoudi
A close look at how a new headquarters would affect local quality of life and who would fill the jobs.
His Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You
by Zenobia Jeffries
After nearly 30 years of collecting rare artifacts, this Detroit teacher launched a mobile museum that travels the country educating people on African American history all year round.
First U.S. City to Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap for Others
by Kevon Paynter
Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.
How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism
by Adrienne Maree Brown
The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being.
One College’s Shift to Training Social Justice Activists
by Lornet Turnbull
At a time when many young Americans are seeking avenues for change in their communities, more schools are offering degrees in social justice.