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What Sesame Street leaves out from its affirmation of kids with incarcerated parents and why this shouldn’t be a problem in the first place.

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Blogging for Human Rights Day
Get ready to blog on the first ever Blogging for Human Rights Day!

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Watch this new documentary on voter suppression for free.

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Middle of Nowhere- Film Review
A new film explores the impact of incarceration on the loved ones of those locked up.

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It Is about Race
How can we start to talk about race in our country, even when we'd rather not see the impacts of race?

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Contrasting the media coverage of two incidents where working class people took action to save a coworker.

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A few years later, my sister told me about a new organization called Bay Area Solidarity Summer. I read the organizations mission statement “Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) is a collective run by diverse volunteers of South Asian descent

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Having the Talk With My Son
Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the Oakland Tribune.  It was for  Hoodies: Why parents of teens of color have the 'survival' talk? in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin. 

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The Eve Ensler Cycle
A new play gives South Asian woman the opportunity to share their stories.

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In 2007, Paul Hawken published Blessed Unrest, which documented a new type of movement. One which has no single leader, but in which many people are leading. There are literally millions of organizations large and small that were -- and still are -- growing a new type of movement.

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