Category Archives: civil rights

Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

Published on Monday, April 06, 2015 by Education Week By Tyrone Howard Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, and New York City have ignited a series of debates about the lives of black males in the United States and how … Continue reading

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Respecting Faith: The Exploitation of Religion for Politics and Power—April 29, Harrisburg

The women of the Ahmadiyya Community in Islam invite the women of different faiths and communities to a discussion on Respecting Faith: The Exploitation of Religion for Politics and Power. My Faith’s Perspective. Please join us to discuss, reflect and … Continue reading

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Staying on the March—Right Now

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Protect Voting Rights

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) has said that he believes that the Voting Rights Act as it currently stands – after the Supreme Court gutted it – provides … Continue reading

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Unicorn in Captivity: Poetry and Perspectives on Race in Harrisburg—February 11, Harrisburg

In honor of Black History Month, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg is pleased to present – “Unicorn in Captivity”: Poetry & Perspectives on Race in Harrisburg. The event will be held at the YWCA, 1101 Market St., Harrisburg, on Tuesday, February … Continue reading

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Urge EPA to Protect Farmworkers

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): 20 years is a long time. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since EPA first created the only rules protecting the country’s 2 million farmworkers from on-the-job exposure to harmful pesticides. … Continue reading

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California Proposition Says Yes to Redemption, Yes to Second Chance

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): In an historic move that will have repercussions throughout the country, Californians passed Proposition 47! California is the first state in the nation to end felony sentencing for non-serious and nonviolent crimes such as … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Act to Help Immigrants

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action Now: Send a letter to President Obama urging him to take immediate action to help aspiring Americans who are suffering under our failed immigration system at http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/president-obama.html. In … Continue reading

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Major Civil Rights Organizations Come Together to Demand Closing of Public School Opportunity Gaps

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/major-civil-rights-organizations-come-together-to-demand-closing-of-public-school-opportunity-gaps/ Eleven of our nation’s most prominent national civil rights organizations released a strong statement on Tuesday to support new investments in the public schools, the institution these groups call “the backbone of our democracy.”  The statement is … Continue reading

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Americans in Struggle Film Series

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): Celebrating the struggles of the American people that have made us the nation we are today. Tuesdays at 6 PM Community College of Philadelphia, Winnet Student Life Building, 17th below Spring Garden, Room S … Continue reading

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