If you want to understand Americans for Indian Opportunity, a good place to start is its relationship with the pioneering Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the last half century, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) and its founder LaDonna Harris have been … Continue reading "Americans for Indian Opportunity Develops a New Generation of Leaders"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2012 Contact: Kathleen Baca,Director of Communications (206) 273-7381 firstname.lastname@example.org 2012 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Presented to South by Southwest Experiment FRESNO, Calif. ‒ At a time in our country when diverse communities are powerfully raising their voices to shape politics … Continue reading "2012 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Presented to South by Southwest Experiment"
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 … Continue reading "A Message from the President & CEO"
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 … Continue reading "New Wave of Progressive Activists that are Changing America"
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 … Continue reading "Hrabowski Revisits Birmingham Church Bombing Memories"
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 … Continue reading "Pat Schroeder, Trailblazer for Women in Politics"
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 … Continue reading "Melody Barnes, Service Is One Youth Unemployment Solution"
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 … Continue reading "Melody Barnes speaks at The Canada We Want in 2020"
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 … Continue reading "America Bracho at TEDMED 2013"
Watch Birmingham and the Children’s March on PBS. On May 2, 1963, “The Children’s March” began. Students left their classrooms mid-day and gathered in Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. They came out marching and singing, row after row after row of them, some as young … Continue reading "Board Member Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on “The Children’s March” in 1963"