This Week in Social Justice: Jan. 8, 2018

This Week in Social Justice: Jan. 8, 2018

Jan 08, 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: Women win big at this year’s Golden Globes and Oprah gives epic acceptance speech for Cecil B. DeMille Award (and get’s presidential buzz) as the entertainment industry addresses gender inequality, sexual harassment, assault and more.


NEWS


Oprah Winfrey Receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award - Golden Globes 2018 via Golden Globes

SEE ALSO: Oprah Winfrey to powerful, terrible men: “Time is up” via Vox
SEE ALSO: Oprah at the Golden Globes: Is she running for president? She should, they say via LA Times
SEE ALSO: Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97 via The New York Times

Two-Day Anti-Racism Workshop Comes to Connecticut via NCCJ

U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Intact Mississippi Law Curbing Gay Rights via Bloomberg Politics

Couple Ordered To Pay Enslaved Nanny $121,000 After 2 Years Of Work via Huffington Post


ENDING RACISM


I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway via The Atlantic

Daniel Kaluuya Isn’t Waiting for Your Approval via The New York Times

‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Amara La Negra Shuts Down Trolls Saying She’s In Blackface via Huffington Post

Hanged, Burned, Shot, Drowned, Beaten via The Atlantic
In a region where symbols of the Confederacy are ubiquitous, an unprecedented memorial takes shape.


GENDER EQUALITY


Golden Globes 2018: Why did stars wear black? Ceremony tackled political, social issues via Palm Beach Post

Natalie Portman calls out 'all male nominees' for best director via CNN

All the Mentions of Sexual Harassment During the Golden Globes via Vulture

How Men Supported the Time's Up Initiative at the Golden Globes via ET

NASA, American Girl Create Aspiring Astronaut Doll via PC Mag

Confidential deals can obscure sexual misconduct allegations against doctors as Cleveland Clinic case shows via USA Today

The link between the gender wage gap and sexual harassment via CNN

Iceland is trying to close the gender pay gap by publicly shaming companies via The Washington Post

To overcome gender bias, objective performance metrics are not enough via LSE Business Review

LGBTQ For a New Generation of Queer Youth, the Closet Is No Longer Mandatory via Slate via Slate

Mississippi’s anti-LGBTQ laws lead to cancellation of home baseball series for university via Think Progress


ENTERTAINMENT


'The Penumbra' Is The Queer Audio Drama You Didn’t Know You Needed via The Huffington Post ​

'Three Billboards' and 'Big Little Lies' are the top winners of a very different kind of Golden Globes awards via LA Times ​
SEE ALSO: Golden Globes: Female-Led Films Dominate as 'Three Billboards' and 'Lady Bird' Win Top Prizes via Hollywood Reporter


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS


Millennials And Gen Z Are Perfectionists, Resulting In Depression via Immortal News
SEE ALSO: Perfectionism May Undermine Mental Health of Youth via Psych Central

How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring via KQED News

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life via The Atlantic


ENVIROVMENTAL JUSTICE, SCIENCE & TECH


Silicon Valley’s biggest lobbying group says it will help sue the FCC over net neutrality via The Washington Post

New measurement confirms: The ozone is coming back via Ars Technica


INSPIRATION


Carnegie Hall and Social Justice: Who Knew? via Huffington Post

NCCJ Welcomes New President And CEO Cynthia L. Martin via NCCJ

Many High-Profile Actresses Are Bringing Activists to the Golden Globes via TV Guide

These 18 States Just Raised the Minimum Wage via Esquire

A mom took this viral photo of her son with autism and the barber who went the extra mile. via Upworthy

Universal Basic Income Will Reduce Our Fear of Failure via Futurism


RESOURCES


Unlearning: Breaking Bias. Building Community. via CPTV

An Introductory Guide to Disability Language and Empowerment via Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center

Anti-Bullying Resources via NCCJ

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice via Cult of Pedagogy

Bulletin: Cissexism via NCCJ

 


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