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Dear Friend, On March 31, we will celebrate the birthday of Cesar Chavez – a civil rights activist, a co-founder of the United Farmworkers and a hero to many of us in the social justice movement. This year, we will be paying special tribute to … More >

Journalist Bill Moyers features a list of up-and-coming activists who are leading the grassroots movement for economic, social and environmental change. See the New Wave of Progressive Activists that are Changing America   Meet Sarita Gupta Sarita Gupta is the executive director of Jobs With Justice … More >

Fifty years ago, Freeman A. Hrabowski III was in a Sunday church service in Birmingham, Ala. when someone handed his pastor a note containing horrifying news — a sister church, 16th Street Baptist, had just been bombed. The pastor stopped the service and told the … More >

Patricia Schroeder was just one of 14 women in the House in 1973. Before she joined the Up panel, MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki takes a look at her political legacy, including her advocacy for women and families. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news … More >

Melody Barnes revealed some new ideas about the youth unemployment problem at theAspen Ideas Festival. Barnes, who served as President Obama’s former Director of the Domestic Policy Council and board member of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, joined HuffPost to discuss the transformative impact of service … More >

The Canada We Want in 2020 Speaker Series: Confronting the Crisis in Public Health Melody Barnes @ The Canada We Want in 2020: Confronting the crisis in public health from Canada 2020.   One of the panelists was the dynamic and accomplished Melody Barnes, former … More >

Who knows better how to heal a community than those who inhabit it? America Bracho’s Latino Health Access trains local promotoras to teach neighbors and friends how to be healthy. What happens when patients become leaders on the health team? What happens when communities, not … More >

When former White House domestic policy adviser, board member of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, and Chair of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, Melody Barnes stood before 300 community leaders at the 2013 Ready by 21 Conference in Atlanta,  to talk about the Opportunity Youth movement, she … More >