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Lessons from the Raleigh Jail

Written by: Ben Barge

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.   As a white kid growing up in Atlanta suburbs and small towns, I first learned about the March in school, through grainy… Read More

Protection Poem – For the baby growing in my womb

Written by: Briana Muñoz

Date: July 05, 2023

  You have been accompanying me  since conception   to ceremony  dancing in my belly     surrounded by fire-keepers  and elders  surrounded by Indigenous song   You have been prayed for  by your momma  and your grandparents  … Read More

Are You Really Funding Birth Justice or Is Your Grantmaking Romanticizing a Crisis Leaving Black Families and Communities Grieving?

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: June 29, 2023

This month, the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete of all time, Allyson Felix, penned this piece in memory of her friend and teammate Tori Bowie. In it, Felix calls on the systems at fault… Read More

Building an Uncompromising Movement for Abortion Access

Written by: Amelia Bonow

Date: June 22, 2023

A year out from the Dobbs decision, journalists and researchers and pundits everywhere are attempting to quantify the damage. Some 14 states have banned abortion, leaving tens of millions of people of reproductive age and capacity… Read More

Q&A: Celebrating Asian immigrant refugee Contributions to Climate Action Series (Part 3) 

Written by: Senowa Mize-Fox

Part 3 of 3: Why Asian Immigrant Refugee Communities are Key to a Just Transition in California APEN’s Christine Cordero explains the important role that Asian immigrant refugee communities can play in making a Just Transition… Read More

Q&A: Celebrating Asian immigrant refugee Contributions to Climate Action Series (Part 2) 

Written by: Senowa Mize-Fox

Part 2 of 3: Centering Asian Immigrant Refugee wisdom is key to a healthier planet  APEN’s Christine Cordero discusses the groups history and climate funders and organizers can create a healthier world by centering the wisdom… Read More


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