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A New Disabled South

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a year old, I have lived with a disability my entire life. But that’s not what compelled me to become an activist. What politicized me around disability was watching America’s healthcare system fail my mother. She was diagnosed with cancer when I was a teenager.…

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Ending gender-based violence in South Africa, one march at a time

By Nicky Le Roux South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for gender-based violence. But thanks to the fearless women behind #TheTotalShutdown marches and their groundbreaking work with the government, the tide is finally starting to turn.     Mandisa Khanyile spent the afternoon of…

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How two leaders reimagine reproductive justice in a post-Roe world

“When the decision came down, I stopped everything,” said Njoku of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which overturned Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of legal precedent. “I closed my computer and silenced my phone. Then I meditated for an hour.…

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Ten NYC Youth-Led Organizations Selected for Inaugural Youth Organizing and Culture Change Fund Cohort

Pioneering Philanthropic Investment in Young Leaders Using Arts and Culture, and Organizing Strategies to Build Community Power and Advance Transformational Societal Change NEW YORK, NY - The Youth Organizing and Culture Change Fund (YOCCF) today announced its inaugural cohort of ten New York City-based youth-led and youth-serving organizations that will…

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Justice by the numbers

What happens when a public interest technologist joins forces with an organization like the ACLU of Massachusetts? The single largest dismissal of wrongful convictions in U.S. history. In 2012, Annie Dookhan, a Massachusetts state chemist, was arrested for falsifying results, and forging lab documents while testing drugs. During her tenure,…

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Three lessons on what leaders need today to fight inequality

Adria D. Goodson, Director, Global Fellowship Program 19 OCTOBER 2021 The pandemic has created a moment of rupture and has created possibilities for leaders to disrupt existing power structures and envision an equitable future.Adriana Barbosa, Ford Global Fellow In the early months of 2020, we were getting ready to launch a…

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