New York’s Extreme School Segregation:
Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future
Gary Orfield, Co-Dir., Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
In a report released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project its Co-Director said “in the 30 years I have been researching schools, New York State has consistently been one of the most segregated states in the nation -- no Southern state comes close to N.Y. Decades of reforms ignoring this issue have not produced strategies that have succeeded in making segregated schools equal. It is time to adopt creative school choice strategies to give more New York children an opportunity to prepare to live and work effectively in a highly multiracial state.”
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New York’s Extreme School Segregation:
Reverend William Barber III, President of the North Carolina NAACP, and leader of Moral Mondays Movement
Reverend Barber’s effectiveness of organization has lifted him into the ranks of national civil rights leadership. He is helping transform the political landscape of North Carolina and sparking progressive activism in other states as well. He provides the rationale and inspiration for calling this nation to justice, equality and compassion through his extraordinary coalition building skills.
You’ll find that his is one of the voices we’ve been waiting to hear for a long time - Rev. Dr. William Barber on Palm Sunday from the historic Riverside Church in NYC
Fast Food Wages? Bad Fruit!
Rev. William J. Barber, III
As fast food workers rallied, marched and struck all over the country recently, NAACP President William Barbar III, joined workers in Raleigh NC to help communicate the message that their low wages, the fruit of their own labor, is bad fruit
Demand Fairness and Equality
Immigrants and social justice supporters demonstrated in the streets of New York City, as they did in cities across the country in a nationwide mobilization which demonstrating the power of the immigrant’s rights movement and demanding lawmakers at the city, state and federal level enact policies that promote immigrant rights, provide a pathway to citizenship and end deportations.
Fighting for Immigrant Rights at the Frontlines
Isabel Garcia is co-chair of the Coalición de Derechos Humanos, a Tucson-based organization, and a legal defender of Pima County, Arizona
Report on the thousands demonstrating and organizing for immigrant rights in this border state They protest not only the immigration laws, but the harsh local, state and federal law enforcement, harassment and detention of Arizona’s immigrants, as they demand that stalled legislative reforms in Congress proceed and Obama act to halt deportations.
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Vanishing Pearls: Generations-Old African American Fishermen Fight for Existence
Nailah Jefferson, filmmaker Vanishing Pearls
Following the worst environmental disaster in American history, the 2010 Deepwater oil spill, Nailhah Jefferson’s Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf Coast and the fight of this community of African American fishermen for justice, accountability and their way of life.
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