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“Vision”: A Mixed-Media Collage

  A Southern California native, Jason Masino (he/him & they/them) received his BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Davis, in 2010 and MFA in Creative Writing with a Poetry & Creative Nonfiction focus from Regis University in 2022. Their work has been published in Cultural Weekly, Inverted Syntax, Rigorous, Call + Response, Squircle Read More

Mental Health Resources for BIPOC Survivors

  More often than not, your mental health is a reflection of your physical health. Specifically, the financial, emotional, and social stresses of the pandemic are compounded for people of color, who are also navigating the impacts of systemic racism. At Public Allies, we focus on how inclusive leadership builds equity in all forms— including healthcare Read More

Get Involved: Earth Day 2022

  We all have a role to play in addressing the climate crisis.  Keep reading for some ways to celebrate our planet, get involved, and take action within your community:   Organize. Find a group in your community that is dedicated to taking action against the climate crisis. Here’s a resource to get started.   Read More

A Poem Trying to Person: Kwyn Townsend Riley

To Kwyn Townsend Riley (Public Allies Chicago ‘19) and her closest friends and family, it is no surprise that poetry is her calling. For as long as she can remember, Kwyn has felt drawn to the magic of language in art and how she can use it to share her story.    “No one was Read More

The NBA Foundation to Support Public Allies’s Racial Equity Campaign

Focused on the empowerment of Black youth, the grant will support Public Allies’s work to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future for all.   MILWAUKEE, WIS – April 5, 2022 – Public Allies, a national nonprofit whose mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it, Read More

Inclusivity in Health Education: Adelle White

Above all else, Adelle White (Public Allies Milwaukee ‘11) wants to provide a pathway for universities to assist in increasing visibility for educators with shared identities in public grade schools, starting with sex education.  Through her experience as a Health Education Manager at CommunityHealth Chicago, the largest volunteer-based health center in the nation, Adelle has Read More

Public Allies Selects Aria Florant, Alumna Class of 2012 and Co-Founder of Liberation Ventures, to its National Board of Directors

  March 3, 2022, Public Allies, a national nonprofit whose mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it, is honored to announce the appointment of Aria Florant to its national Board of Directors. Ms. Florant is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Liberation Ventures, a new philanthropic Read More

Celebrating Womxn’s History Month

#WomxnsHistoryMonth is here, and we encourage all of you to take a deep dive into the stories of Trans women, women with disabilities, and women of color, and how their activism continues to motivate others now and into the future! To kick off this month-long celebration, check out these inspiring womxn and femmes that have greatly Read More

“Dream”: A Poem

By Alexandra Smith                        – after Gwendolyn Brooks                    We think of lukewarm water, hope to get in it.   sunday morning sun shines through the open window to warm the tile, we bump hips and your Read More

Sankofa: Lessons in Returning to Our Roots

By John Broadway     A couple of months ago, a colleague of mine was about to present her life story. But first, she stopped to thank and acknowledge her ancestors.  When she did this, something in me snapped. Emotions flared, and I instantly teared up. That moment was a reminder that I’ve felt a Read More