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Month: April 2021

Allies in Action on Earth Day

On this Earth Day, we celebrate our Public Allies AmeriCorps members and partner organizations working daily for sustainability and environmental justice. Aiti Rai and Jayson Hughes (Connecticut) partner with KNOX to build greener, stronger, healthier and more beautiful neighborhoods in Hartford. “I believe that everyone should have access to healthy food,” says Aiti. “My passion Read More

Statement on the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Let’s be clear: Justice would be George Floyd still alive. Justice would be the end of racism. The end of anti-Blackness that permeates every aspect of American life. The end of the police brutality that has become all too commonplace and a piercing testament of white supremacy. We applaud today’s verdict, and we continue to Read More

Practice Consent, Model Consent

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a perfect time to practice and model consent in your everyday actions. What is Consent? An explicit agreement to be physically intimate with someone. What isn’t Consent? An agreement made by someone who is underage, intoxicated, or pressured. What Does Consent Look Like? Asking permission Double-checking Stopping upon request Read More

Hashtags that Changed the World

Some of the biggest and most impactful social justice movements were inspired or amplified by a simple hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter Started in 2013 Movement comprises many people & groups Originated by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, & Opal Tometi Main goal is to end police violence against Black people #NeverAgain Started in 2018 with a march Originated Read More