Beauty from Disgrace: How a Mongolian Woman is Combining Storytelling with Activism to End Stigma

By Handaa Enkh-Amgalan11/30/2020 Silence. Shame. Stigma. These are the first three words that come to my mind when I attempt to describe my experience as a former TB patient. Growing up in Mongolia, I knew that TB was a taboo topic that people oftentimes felt uncomfortable talking about, and this social norm still continues toContinue reading “Beauty from Disgrace: How a Mongolian Woman is Combining Storytelling with Activism to End Stigma”

Biden/Harris Won! Let’s Get to Work on the GA Runoffs

Photos by Charlie LedererText by Liz Hensler11/28/2020 Over the past few months (years?), the US elections have dominated news cycles and public consciousness – as folks felt that the fight between Democrats and Republicans personified a fight for the soul of the country and the survival of the democratic system on which the country wasContinue reading “Biden/Harris Won! Let’s Get to Work on the GA Runoffs”

Arguing With the Other Side: 12 Fallacies to Know and How to Fight Them

By Liz Hensler10/22/2020 I’ve been offline for a few weeks, taking some time to unplug from all the vitriol and misinformation floating across (insidiously infecting?) social media. At home, we’ve been talking a lot about the different argument fallacies being put forward as people talk about the election, racial and social justice, health access, etc.Continue reading “Arguing With the Other Side: 12 Fallacies to Know and How to Fight Them”

#StillSayHerName: Justice for Breonna Taylor

Photos by Charlie LedererText by Liz Hensler9/28/2020 Last Wednesday in Louisville, KY, the grand jury decision renewed nationwide protests seeking justice for the murder of Breonna Taylor. With only one of three officers charged, and the charge being “wanton endangerment” due to erratic shooting reaching the neighbor’s home, this feels grossly inadequate in holding theContinue reading “#StillSayHerName: Justice for Breonna Taylor”

Weekly Resource Round Up: US Supreme Court & Politics

By Liz Hensler9/22/2020 With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing this week, please take some time to mourn our country’s profound loss and reflect on her life changing legacy. In her honor, we carry on her work for justice and equity for all. The loss of Justice Ginsburg is not only a massive blow to marginalizedContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: US Supreme Court & Politics”

10 Political Podcasts to Get You Ready for Election Time

By Liz Hensler 9/17/2020 Being stuck at home these last six months, like many of us, I’ve found myself obsessively consuming content about the upcoming US election, issues of social and racial justice, and increasingly tense politics in this country. Specifically, I’ve been endlessly streaming political podcasts (I’ve spent more time with Jon Lovett thanContinue reading “10 Political Podcasts to Get You Ready for Election Time”

Education in India: Making Room for Inclusion

By Theja Pamarthy 9/15/2020 It was my birthday in 2016. I was teaching a bubbly bunch of fourth graders in a public school in Chennai, India, when a child slowly walked into my classroom with an enchanting grin and sparkling eyes. Nina was sent to my class despite being two years older than her new classmates, and ourContinue reading “Education in India: Making Room for Inclusion”

Weekly Resource Round Up: West Coast Wildfires

By Liz Hensler 9/13/2020 Cover Photo: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, published in the Boston Herald Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the causes, concerns, and conversations around the wildfires on the west coastContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: West Coast Wildfires”

7 Key Skills for Non-Profit Staff and Free/Low Cost Opportunities to Grow

Liz Hensler 9/8/2020 The non-profit industry is as subject to inequity in skill development and upward mobility as for-profits. Non-profits notoriously pay staff low wages, while also prioritizing the hiring of people already possessing specific skills and experience. The career advantages then are given to staff who already have the personal financial means to seekContinue reading “7 Key Skills for Non-Profit Staff and Free/Low Cost Opportunities to Grow”

Weekly Resource Round Up: Freedom of the Press

By Liz Hensler 9/2//2020 Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the current conversations, critiques and debates about freedom of the press. Read: Freedom of the Press, Background (History.com) 2020 World Press Freedom IndexContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: Freedom of the Press”