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Wisconsin state representative of the 11th Assembly District, Mandela Barnes serves as the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Corrections and will also serve on the Assembly Committees on Education, Small Business Development, and Jobs and the Economy. He is the chair of the Legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus. Barnes graduated from John Marshall High School and attended Alabama A&M University, before returning to Milwaukee in 2009. Here he delivers an impassioned presentation on morality in America. 

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Racial Justice and the Climate Crisis

BY BILL GALLEGOS
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

With over three decades of organizing experience with unions, students, and grassroots organizations, activist-in-residence at Havens Center for Social Justice, Bill Gallegos discusses the complexities of climate change's affect on racial justice. He shares his some of his experiences in achieving environmental programs that ensure low-income communities and communities of color receive the health, environmental, and economic benefits of sound environmental policy.

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Schools of Equality

BY GULIKA REDDY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Gulika Reddy presents a talk about the 'Schools of Equality' initiative... How it came to be? Why it is required? And how can this help?

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Criminal Justice -OR- Sustainability?

BY JOSHUA BYRD
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Joshua Byrd has been on a criminal justice journey his whole life. Quite a bit of it was spent on one side of that journey: US Marines, Dept. of Defense, Georgia Sheriff Deputy, Superior Court of Fulton County (GA), North Carolina Dept. of Justice, United States EPA... The man knows what he talks about when he says there is a better way to approach crime in our country and in our cities. Listen in as Joshua talks "4-D" involvement and sustainability as a road to better criminal justice pratices. 

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The Things I’m Taking With Me

BY LANA WOOD
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 30, 2017

Iliana (Lana) Wood tells the story of how a city girl discovered community in Dubuque, Iowa--despite her hang ups with small town living--through food, physical injury and the pursuit of social justice. She shares lessons learned on the eve of her departure. 

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Free2Be

BY JAMES ROBINSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

James Robinson tells us about the path that led him to start Free2Be, a nonprofit LGBTQ resource center that works to end violence while advocating for the Human & Civil Rights of Sexual & Gender Minorities.

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Community Shares of Wisconsin's Role in Shaping the Community

BY CHERI DUBIEL
IN MADISON, WI

Community Shares of Wisconsin, founded in Madison in 1971, is the oldest social action fund in the country. Learn more about the history of the organization and how it will shape it's future.

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Listening to the Minds of Children: An Act of Social Justice

BY MARLA MCLEAN
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Stories from the work of Marla McLean as an Atelierista in a Reggio Emilia Inspired DC Public School. The Atelier (or Art Studio) with the Atelierista as a facilitator, disrupts and expands possibilities within a school. The 100 Languages, (access to and practice with diverse materials, media, making) offer children ages 3-6 the opportunity to make their ideas, wonders, and questions visible. Through carefully thought out projects and provocations, conditions are created for children to develop empathy, altruism, and interconnectedness with the world around them, creating ripples of hope in an unjust world.

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Emotional Labor

BY MICKEY IRIZARRY
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Emotional labor is a term often used today. In this presentation, Mickey Irizarry breaks down emotional and mental labor as it pertains to women. She discusses both the definition as well as examples. Learn more about emotional labor and how to begin to address imbalances with this presentation.

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Climate Change and Social Change

BY SAMUEL GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 10, 2019

Samuel Gutierrez addresses the complexities of the relationship between climate change and social justice.