October 2016

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The opinions and information expressed through News Views posts are solely those of the individual authors and not representative of NCCJ’s overall stance on related issues unless specified. Any information presented as fact could entail inaccuracies or be incomplete. We encourage open discussion through our blog, and welcome respectful responses from everyone.

Unraveling Misconceptions: What is Cultural Appropriation?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:18pm -- [email protected]

What is cultural appropriation, why is it a problem, and how does it affect our students and society? How do we address it in the classroom and what are some resources to help? National Conference for Community and Justice Marketing & E-Communications Specialist Jason Papallo and Youth Programs Director M’Liss DeWald shares the answers to these questions.

Introducing NCCJ’s New Staff

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:47am -- [email protected]

The National Conference for Community and Justice is proud to introduce our two new staff members to our social justice education family, Michael Vidal and Orion Howard. Vidal joins us as NCCJ’s new programs educator and Howard has come aboard as our new youth intern. 

Growing up, Vidal believed that we’re all responsible for each other in some capacity. His welcoming smile and warm body language show the earnestness of that concern. 

Social Media Activism: How a Hashtag Launched a Movement

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:23pm -- [email protected]

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL JUSTICE VOL. 5: Harry Belafonte’s Police Brutality PSA, 21 Typical Racial Microaggressions, Feminist Halloween Costumes

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 2:20pm -- [email protected]

Each week, The National Conference for Community and Justice curates the best in social justice news and current events and brings it to you. Some of the articles and videos are heartbreaking, others are infuriating, some are inspiring. Others are simply enriching for the mind. Leave your thoughts and questions on these relevant issues and stories in our comments section below. What do the times we face mean to you? How can you help make a difference?

U.S. Election 2016: Speaking Up Against Hate Rhetoric

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 9:16am -- [email protected]

At an event in Iowa Wednesday night, Donald Trump asked his Christian supporters to raise their hands. He followed up by asking audience members that didn’t identify as Christian to raise their hands.