Go Home Justice

“Charity begins at home and justice begins next door,” Charles Dickens wrote in his 1843 novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. On Tuesday, Trump began to wind down the DACA program (which stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”), expecting Congress to step in with a legal solution by March for the 800,000+ Americans that it protects. The …

Remembering Betty Dukes, Workers’ Rights Hero

Monday July 10, Betty Dukes passed away, leaving her championship of marginalized workers to be carried on by others. She was 67. Engaged from the get-go, she worked as an activist in her community of Pittsburg, California in several causes, lobbying stores to place adult books and videos out of reach of minors, and participating …

A Room of One’s Own … Or Not.

The ACA created a federal mandate requiring employers to provide reasonable break time and space for nursing mothers to express milk, for the first year of their child’s life. The space must be functional, shielded from view, free from intrusion, available as needed  and most specifically, not a bathroom. Yet, some guys are still struggling to get their …

Religious and Secular Activists Unite

An international effort to unite religious and secular social activists in addressing the needs of women and girls worldwide took form as a platform on “Gender Equality and Religion” established at the UN Commission on the Status of Women held in March 2017. A conglomeration of international women’s aid organizations resolved to convene discussions between religious …