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”

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”

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”

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”

Weekly Resource Round Up: Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights

By Liz Hensler 8/21/2020 Above photo from Native Land mapping project (Native-land.ca) by Victor Temprano. 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 about Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights. Read: Indigenous Peoples’ collectiveContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights”

How Everything Intersects: Healthcare Outcomes and Policy Decisions

By Anjana Sreedhar 8/18/2020 As a recent graduate from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, I have developed a newfound appreciation for how interconnected public service and quality of life are. If we as a society can improve healthcare access and coverage, public education access and quality, and urban transit, we can improve people’s qualityContinue reading “How Everything Intersects: Healthcare Outcomes and Policy Decisions”

On Being Female in Tech

By Melissa Gartland 8/11/2020 Gender bias in the world of technology. Hardly a shocking new insight, but it blatantly exists and is often shrugged off with “why should I care?” At this stage, few are surprised by the cold, hard statistics that time and time again support that men have an advantage when it comesContinue reading “On Being Female in Tech”

Weekly Resource Round Up: Human Trafficking

By Liz Hensler 8/13/2020 Above infographic from the Polaris Project 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, differentiation between conspiracy theories, sex work, and trafficking, and ways to fight human trafficking.Continue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: Human Trafficking”

Stop Saying We Are Experiencing the Same Pandemic

By Wayne Carino 8/11/2020 It is no secret that many people and recent college graduates are laid off and desperately searching for a job due to COVID-19. What many people don’t understand is that the pandemic experience differs across socio-economic groups.  Many may be relaxing at home leisurely applying for jobs at the comfort ofContinue reading “Stop Saying We Are Experiencing the Same Pandemic”