This Week In Social Justice: Jan. 15, 2018

This Week In Social Justice: Jan. 15, 2018

Jan 15, 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: remembering and celebrating MLK, the possible end of DACA, grants for social justice youth leaders, ending the culture of toxic masculinity and more. 


NEWS


How Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination shaped America's identity 50 years ago and still affects us today via The Washington Post

Aziz Ansari Responds To Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct via Refinery 29
SEE ALSO: We need to talk about the word 'no' following the Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct allegations via Mashable 

Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead' via NPR

Chelsea Manning Confirms U.S. Senate Run via The Wall Street Journal

Institutionally Sanctioned Discriminatory Practices Against Those With Disabilities via NowThis Politics


ENDING RACISM


South Africa to formally protest Trump's 's---hole' comment via The Hill

EVENT: Film Screening & Community Conversation Life On Parole via Hartford Public Library


GENDER EQUALITY


Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Sexual Assault Victims, Explains Public Letter via Variety 

Talent Agency Drops Hollywood Stuntman Joel Kramer After Eliza Dushku’s Molestation Allegation via The Huffington Post 


ENTERTAINMENT


'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Trailer Expands the World of Hulu's Dystopian Drama via The Hollywood Reporter 

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 First Look (Official) via Hulu

Conan O'Brien to tape episode in Haiti after Trump's racist 's--thole' insult via NY Daily News 

Oprah Winfrey on "Time's Up": Where do we go from here? via CBS’ Sunday Morning 


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS


Feds freeze mental health practices registry via CNN

How U.S. mosques are dealing with mental health issues via The Houston Chronicle 

Fifth grader embraces uniqueness with anti-bullying campaign via Kenosha News 


ENVIROVMENTAL JUSTICE, SCIENCE & TECH


MLK’s environmental justice threatened by Trump administration cuts via StateImpact Pennsylvania

1.5 Degrees Warming and the Search for Climate Justice for the Poor via Inside Climate News 

Food Justice Requires Land Justice via Civil Eats 


INSPIRATION


Grant: #1K4GOOD: CALLING NCCJ YAC! via Carrie Firestone 

Rapper IV Montana launches anti-bullying campaign via Gaston Gazette 

EVENT: The Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference: Centering Youth Voice, Experience and Power via Collaborative for Educational Services

Martial arts academy teaches students anti-bullying strategies via Carroll County Times 


RESOURCES


Bulletin: Colorism via NCCJ 

Toxic Masculinity Is Bad For Everyone: Why Teachers Must Disrupt Gender Norms Every Day via Teaching Tolerance 

 


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