This Week in Social Justice: Feb. 16, 2018
Curated by Jason Papallo, NCCJ E-Communications and Marketing Specialist
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?
This week: Endorse your students for Regional NCCJ ANYTOWN, Marvel’s Black Panther and Black History Month, fighting racism in the workplace, the 2018 5th Annual Interfaith Film Series, and another tragic shooting in Florida.
CT and WMASS Educators: Help your students thrive by endorsing them for this year’s regional #NCCJANYTOWN! via NCCJ
SEE ALSO: Interested youth can now apply! Endorse your students (14-18) to celebrate individuality and understanding over six days of learning and fun.
'Black Panther' Tells A Thrilling Superhero Story That Hasn't Been Told via NPR
SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' empowers students of color by highlighting Africa's centuries of greatness via USA Today
SEE ALSO: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on 'Black Panther': All This Fuss Over a Superhero Movie? via Hollywood Reporter
SEE ALSO: How 'Black Panther' Taps Into 500 Years of History via Hollywood Reporter
'A day of mourning': Florida school shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder via The Washington Post
SEE ALSO: Florida shooting suspect trained with white nationalist militia, Anti-Defamation League says via The Los Angeles Times
SEE ALSO: How Gun Violence And Toxic Masculinity Are Linked, In 8 Tweets via HuffPost
SEE ALSO: "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow": "Copycat threats surfacing after school massacre via CBS News
Fighting Racism in the Workplace via NCCJ
Exploring The Real History Of American Indians via On Point
3 Applebee's employees in Missouri fired over racial profiling allegations via Austin American-Statesman
Supreme Court to have closed-door meeting on DACA via The Hill
2018 James Beard semifinalists: Bay Area women dominate Best Chef West list via San Francisco Chronicle
Radio host Patrick Connor fired after Chloe Kim remark via USA TODAY
Is America Growing Less Tolerant on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights? via The New York Times
State College bans LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors via Daily Times
Protests planned after downriver church announces conversion therapy for LGBTQ teens via Detroit Metro Times
Virginia is punishing the poor — and perpetuating their poverty via The Washington Post
Intersectionality is essential for the feminist movement via The South High Southerner
NCCJ Breaks 10K On Facebook via NCCJ
Stroker defies ableist limitations via The Miscellany News
-MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS-
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, SCIENCE & TECH
Cape Town drought declared a 'national disaster’ via BBC News
FCC meets entrepreneurs at the Broadband and Social Justice Summit via Technical.ly
Battling Pervasive Ageism via U.S. News
Ageism, And What We Can Do About It via Wisconsin Public Radio
Bulletin: Environmental Justice via NCCJ
Social Justice Lesson Plans via NASP's Social Justice Task Force
10 Social Justice Activities to Try in Class via Education World
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