On Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
July 18, 2016By john a. powellThe past two weeks have ripped at the heart of America.We have had to witness senseless killings and we’ve had to witness far too many of them.The nation witnessed with outrage and grief the killings of Alton Sterling...
Can We Tell a Different Story?
The past two weeks have ripped at the heart of America. We have had to witness senseless killings and we’ve had to witness far too many of them. The nation witnessed with outrage and grief the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, their...
Echoes of the Past: Police Violence and Civil Disorder
The shocking deaths of Alston Sterling and Philando Castile this week, accompanied by wrenchingly painful video, are tragic reminders that all the protests, national attention on race and policing, and calls for reform have failed to abate, let alone...
A Bridge from Brexit
A few days ago, we woke up to a new world. Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Some were pleased, many were deeply concerned. What is likely is that many will be affected. Some wonder if the EU will survive.
Reimagining “Success” in the Latinx Community & Ourselves
By: Stephanie Llanes This past fall, I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the University of Georgia’s (UNG) Great Latino Debate. The planning committee asked me to speak about “my success as a Latina in America.” At first, I struggled trying to...
GAO Report on Segregation Misses the Bigger Picture
This was originally published on the Economic Policy Institute's blog. Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a misleading report on school segregation, which I discussed with NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill...
Perspectives in Belonging: Jonathan Simon
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration. Jonathan Simon is an Adrian Kragen Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and a member of the Haas Institute’s...
Perspectives in Belonging: Syyen Hong
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration. Syyen Hong is a currently incarcerated individual held at San Quentin Prison in California. He was...
Perspectives in Belonging: Madiha Khan
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration.Madiha Khan is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Philosophy. Madiha shares her personal perspective as an...
Perspectives in Belonging: Janetta Johnson
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration. Janetta Johnson is the executive director of Transgender, Gendervariant, Intersex Justice Project (TGI...
Perspectives in Belonging: Marlon Peterson
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration. Marlon Peterson is the founder of Precedential Group Social Enterprises, a social justice organizational...
Perspectives in Belonging: Aparna Shah
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration.Aparna Shah is the Executive Director of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV), a statewide, multi-ethnic...
Perspectives in Belonging: Talila Lewis
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration. Talila Lewis is an attorney-activist who is working to increase access to the legal system for deaf and...
Perspectives in Belonging: Aurora Garcia
This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration.Aurora Garcia is an organizer with California Partnership, a project of the Center for Community Change...
Perspectives in Belonging: Raha Jorjani
May 19, 2016 By Raha Jorjani This piece was originally published in our We Too Belong report and is part of our work in inclusive practices in immigration & incarceration. Raha Jorjani is the director of the Immigration Representation Unit with the...

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