Tag Archives: Social Justice

Youth Social Enterprise: SOUL Line

“It is our duty to fight It is our duty to win We must love and protect each other We have nothing to lose but our chains” Assata Shakur This is the second in a series of three blog posts highlighting S.O.U.L. Sisters’ work. To read the first post, please click here Every SOUL Sisters gathering, […]

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“I’m Living in a Sacrifice Zone” – Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Each year, New York City plays host to top change-makers who come to town for the United Nations General Assembly and related gatherings. It’s a heady time for setting agendas. At the Church Center of the United Nations on September 29, The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) presented a four-hour symposium entitled, Women […]

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Girl Be Heard: Staging the Revolution via Theater

Girl Be Heard (originally known as the Project Girl Performance Collective) is a not-for-profit theater group that is the brainchild of Ashley Marinaccio, Artistic Director, and Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director. They have melded their talents and backgrounds to create “social justice theater.” The new name reflects a rebranding, as the organization moves beyond its New York City roots to take on worldwide issues.

Part of the arts and activism movement that has been embraced by Culture Project and Eve Ensler, among others, Girl Be Heard has gained traction as part of the Manhattan theater scene—no easy task. With a strong Board of Directors and high profile supporters that include Gloria Steinem and Peggy Kerry, they already have a string of performances under their belt, from presentations at the White House to the United Nations.

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Dorothy Height’s Legacy

By Adam Zimmerman of AAUW If you’re looking for someone to provide proper perspective on and due justice to the life of Dorothy Height, who died this morning at age 98, please accept my apology in advance. What can a 28-year-old, white, middle-class male from New York possibly have to say about the woman President […]

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