Category: Social Justice

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in modern times. Some people find this hard to believe though because in day-to-day life, the climate concern does not translate into an immediate worry. Put differently, when you consider that so far, no city has been swallowed by water or any of the...

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

A couple of years into the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” in the states engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Two years after the proclamation, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was...

9 Tips Teachers Can Use When Talking About Racism

9 Tips Teachers Can Use When Talking About Racism

As Black Lives Matter protests rage across the world, many of us are motivated to learn more about racism, and talk to our students and children in ways that can facilitate change. Education is a powerful tool for creating change. So, it’s important teachers don’t shy away from difficult conversations in the classroom, even if...

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

Three in every four Australians hold a negative view about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to stark new research this week. As ANU researcher Siddharth Shirodkar explained, these views can lead to widespread racism. This study presents stark evidence of the solid invisible barrier that Indigenous people face in society. But the data...

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost the world an alarming US$1 trillion this year and there is little evidence to the contrary. Lockdowns and various other policies currently being used across the globe to fight and curb the spread of the virus have directly resulted in near-total halt in...

Re-Opening Commerce Prematurely is an Act of Class Warfare

Re-Opening Commerce Prematurely is an Act of Class Warfare

There have been protests across the United States demanding that states “re-open” their non-essential businesses as part of a concerted, conservative push to re-open the American economy. While it’s true that millions are suffering economically and emotionally as we shelter in place, this push brings forth a terrifying, eugenics-laden question of “when is it safe...