Category Archives: Human Rights

Urge PA Legislators to Support the PA Fairness Act in 2016

From Equality PA (http://equalitypa.org/): As 2016 gets underway, many of us are thinking about how we can exercise more, eat less or make other New Year’s resolutions stick. At the Pennsylvania Competes office, our campaign only has one resolution: Pass … Continue reading

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Coming Home: The Journey of Returning Citizens—October 22, Bloomsburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Location: Bloomsburg University, Kehr Union Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM (Breakfast and Lunch provided) Click here to register Home is the foundation. In fact, our communities are safer when people leaving … Continue reading

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The Global Refugee Crisis is a Moral Test for All of Us (Commentary)

David Gushee  | September 16, 2015 (RNS) Western claims to stand for human dignity and human rights usually look pretty hollow whenever a major refugee crisis hits. That is what is happening now, as millions of refugees seek asylum in Europe — … Continue reading

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Feeding Their Spirit, Mind and Body—October 22, State College

“Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn’t.”—Jeff Bridges Please join YMCA of Centre County and YMCA of the USA for an Anti-Hunger Conference. Learn what Ys and other organizations are doing, what resources are available to … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Take a Stand Against Human Trafficking

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): According to the Reuters news agency, the Obama administration is planning to upgrade Malaysia’s status in a forthcoming human rights report in order to ease its entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). If accurate, … 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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Human Trafficking Awareness Day—January 11, National

Just a reminder that Sunday, January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide.  It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking … 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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Sign Petition to End Employment and Housing Discrimination in PA

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): We don’t need to remind you of the multiple examples of discrimination that have made the news in Pennsylvania in the last few weeks. However, the majority of the discrimination that goes on in the state … Continue reading

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What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/what-white-people-can-do-_b_5675759.html?utm_hp_ref=tw By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Executive Religion Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 08/13/2014 4:18 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago ‘Can we switch for just one day?’ my friend Sean jokingly asked me as we were working out at the gym. … Continue reading

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