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Black History Month | James Baldwin

Black History Month | James Baldwin

American novelist, playwright, social critic.August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987“We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.”“I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.”“To be African American is to be African without any memory and American without any privilege.”“I’m not interested in anyone’s guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn’t do it, and I didn’t do it either, but I am responsible for it because I am a man and...

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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History month serves as a time to fill in the gaps, of which there are many. The more we’ve personally dove into further understanding of race and justice, the more we feel compelled to use our platform to raise awareness. Join us this month as we take the opportunity to shine a light on freedom fighters from the past as well as to pass the mic to modern day black women that are leading the way and inviting us in to listen and do the work necessary to evoke change. Be sure to sign up for our newsletters and...

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AAUW | A New Day for Women

AAUW | A New Day for Women

From the AAUW: The year has barely begun, and women are already shattering records and making history. When the new Congress convened in January, nearly a quarter of its voting membership was comprised of women — the highest percentage ever. And women now hold roughly 28 percent of state executive positions. While women remain underrepresented in business, government and nonprofits — and even more progress is needed among the ranks of elected officials — this achievement is worth celebrating. After all, just 10 years ago, the percentage of women in Congress hovered around 16 percent. Having diverse new voices in...

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MLK Jr

MLK Jr

Surely, and rightfully so, there will be a lot of Martin Luther Kind Jr. quotes shared today. For the second or third year in a row, what calls to us more than anything is his letter from Birmingham jail. Specifically, where he calls out the silence and complacency of white moderates;An excerpt: I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Surely, and rightfully so, there will be a lot of Martin Luther King Jr. quotes shared today. For the second or third year in a row, what calls to us more than anything is his letter from Birmingham jail. Specifically, where he calls out the silence and complacency of white moderates:An excerpt: I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which...

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Two Minute Activist, via the AAUW

Two Minute Activist, via the AAUW

From the AAUW: Take action on issues impacting women and girls by joining AAUW’s Action Network. As a Two-Minute Activist, you will receive urgent email notices when your advocacy is needed most. We’ll provide all the tools you need to call or send messages to your members of Congress, write letters to the editor for your local newspapers, contact your state legislators about pressing issues, and more. Click here to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, Title X, Civil Rights, and more.   

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