Native American students here address their dismay at seeing racist posters that were placed around their school by pro-lifers claiming to be with 40 Days for Life (although the group denies association).
Those who insult the middle class and the poor are ignorant about gender and the economic lives of women in the United States.
How may we examine how we’ve benefitted from something horrific that we had nothing to do with but that allows for our existence today?
Demand for microloans is increasing among low-income American women, but federal economic policy is not adequately supporting this demand.
The Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice blog carnival asked us to reflect on “Soy poderosa porque…” (“I’m powerful because…”).
Sadly, the label of being a troublemaker is often given to me for merely speaking up and pointing out that women are left out of an equation. Or Latinas. Or just questioning the equation itself.
¡Soy Poderosa!/ I am Powerful! is a civic engagement campaign created to engage, organize, and lift the voices of the Latina community, regardless of immigration status and ability to vote.
We’re taking up a collection at my office, here at the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia, PA, for some of our radio producers and campaigners.
An under-the-radar provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, demonstrates the economic justice potential of health reform.
The definition of criminal offenses, the selective implementation of the law, and the resulting stereotypes generate a self-enforcing loop of discrimination and exclusion to the detriment of all. The exclusion of so many legitimate voices from this year’s AIDS conference is just one example.