Social Justice

15 Dec 2014

Why We Can’t Wait: Lessons from Listening to Girls of Color

Monday, December 15, 2014 -
1:45pm to 5:00pm
If we listened to girls and young women of color, what would they tell us? To find out, African American Policy Forum (AAPF), in partnership with local organizations, is hosting town hall hearings in cities throughout the country allowing community...
31 Oct 2014

Documentaries That Pull Back the Curtain on Big Oil

Friday, October 31, 2014 -
8:45am to 12:00pm
Recent documentary films are conveying incredibly powerful stories and imagery around environmental destruction -- from flaming faucets and endangered species to eviscerated landscapes and communities uniting against polluters.
15 Oct 2014

Busting the Business of Trafficking Women and Children

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am
Human trafficking is often approached as a women and children’s human rights and social justice issue. Rightly so considering the U.S. State Department estimates 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year with...
22 Jul 2014

The Rollback on Reproductive Rights and Justice

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -
8:45am to 11:00am
The opposition to reproductive rights in this country employs many different tactics that target a variety of communities, from the criminalization of pregnant women, to promoting myths like Asian American women are giving birth to more boys than...
17 Jul 2014

Pulitzer Winner Barton Gellman on Philanthropy’s Role in Better Balancing Competing Demands on Civil Liberties and National Security

Thursday, July 17, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
In the wake of 9/11, government actions have led to an ongoing national debate about how to strike the right balance between civil liberties and national security in the U.S. From the swift enactment of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and creation of...
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25 Jun 2014

The Future of Finance: Shifting Power and Wealth from Wall Street to Main Street

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
The financialization of our economy is a driving force behind growing inequality in our country, and precipitated the financial crash of 2007. The financial downturn led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, leaving working families...

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