• Live! With ExtraOrdinary Districts – A Discussion on District Improvement November 18, 2019
    To kick off Season 2 of ExtraOrdinary Districts, we brought together an all-star panel to discuss school district improvement. Janice Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Harvard University’s Ronald F. Ferguson, and University of Michigan’s Nell Duke. The panel, moderated...
  • 5 Things That Policymakers Can Do to Improve Early Childhood Education (ECE) November 14, 2019
    Historically, early childhood educators have often been women of color who have had a wide range of educational backgrounds, and as a whole have been more racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse than K-12 educators. This rich diversity has strengthened the...
  • Central Texas Interfaith Launches with 320 Institutionally Embedded Delegates November 12, 2019
    Building on a successful 32-year history of broad-based organizing, Austin Interfaith officially renamed and re-founded itself as Central Texas Interfaith (CTI) with over 320 leaders from Bastrop, Comal, Hays, Travis, McLennan (Waco) and Williamson counties.  Emerging leaders told impactful stories that...
  • CCHD Awards PCI Organizer Ana Chavarin the 2019 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award November 12, 2019
    At a US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) General Assembly reception in Baltimore, Pima County Interfaith (PCI) organizer Ana Chavarin was awarded the Cardinal Joseph Bernadin New Leadership Award.  Each year, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) honors individuals, like Ana,...
  • Huey P. Newton Gun Club – Alpha Company: Self-Defense and Community Organizing November 10, 2019
    On today’s show, Breht talks with Yafeuh Balogun and Steven from the Huey P Newton Gun Club – Alpha Company about their organizing, armed self-defense, police brutality, the theory of intercommunalism, anti-fascism, survivalism, and much more!  Check out, learn about,...
  • When They #SeeUsSTL: We All Win When We Come Together November 8, 2019
    The congregations of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) gained important agreements from St. Louis City and St. Louis County officials at their public meeting on Sunday, November 3 at Vashon High School. Both St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell and St....
  • Students, Parents Lead in School Construction Justice Action November 8, 2019
    For over two years, AIM leaders across the county have worked to secure funding to renovate two long-neglected elementary schools: Burnt Mills and South Lake Elementary Schools. This year, Superintendent Smith made these two schools (the two highest poverty schools...
  • It’s Time for Congress to Act on Higher Education Reform November 8, 2019
    Fifty-four years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, creating the framework for the system of higher education that students, programs, colleges, and universities operate within today. In his remarks that day,...
  • Unity & Struggle (Pt.1): Race & Capitalism, Unitary Theory, and Frantz Fanon November 6, 2019
    This is the first installment of our new and ongoing collaboration with Unity and Struggle. This Rev Left mini-series will trace and engage with the development of Unity and Struggle’s deep study of race through the lens of Marxist historical...
  • Paperless Music for Advent IV: Love November 6, 2019
    Advent IV: Love Girl with Hands Lifted (New Orleans, LA); photograph by Paul Vasile   While We Are Waiting, Come – Claire Cloninger and Don Cason (Matthew 1:18-25) This meditative song by Claire Cloninger and Don Cason can be taught through...
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