This Week in Social Justice: Feb. 16, 2018

This Week in Social Justice: Feb. 16, 2018

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. 


NEWS 


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 


ENDING RACISM 


Fighting Racism in the Workplace via NCCJ 

Popovich on importance of Black History Month in NBA: 'We live in a racist country' via CBS Sports

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

Why I teach a course called “White Racism” via Salon 

Supreme Court to have closed-door meeting on DACA via The Hill


GENDER EQUALITY 


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

How 'Black Panther' MVP Danai Gurira Went From Zombie-Slayer to Marvel Superstar via Rolling Stone 


LGBTQ


Elementary School Principal Praised After Coming Out As Transgender via HuffPost

Gay doctor takes a drug to prevent HIV. Then he couldn’t get disability insurance via Tampa Bay Times 

‘Drag Race’ Star To Make History As A Trans Leading Lady On Broadway via HuffPost 

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 


CLASSISM


Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care via The Washington Post 

Virginia is punishing the poor — and perpetuating their poverty via The Washington Post 


INTERSECTIONALITY 


2018 5th Annual Interfaith Film Series via NCCJ 

Intersectionality is essential for the feminist movement via The South High Southerner 

-INSPIRATION-

NCCJ Breaks 10K On Facebook via NCCJ 

Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US via ABC News 


ABLEISM 


Stroker defies ableist limitations via The Miscellany News

-MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS-

BTS Opens Up About Their "Hope" to Spread Mental Health Awareness: "Every Day Is Stressful for Our Generation" via E! News

Indiana mom arrested for feeding her autistic daughter bleach after Facebook group touted it as cure via Chicago Tribune 


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, SCIENCE & TECH 


Transgender Woman Breastfeeds Her Baby After Experimental Treatment via Gizmodo

Cape Town drought declared a 'national disaster’ via BBC News

FCC meets entrepreneurs at the Broadband and Social Justice Summit via Technical.ly 


AGEISM 


Battling Pervasive Ageism via U.S. News 

Ageism, And What We Can Do About It via Wisconsin Public Radio 


RESOURCES 


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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