Archive for 2014

A Bold Step Towards Energy Democracy

We applaud Governor Cuomo’s ban on fracking that denied a false solution to climate change from taking root in New York. The decision was based on a concern for the health of New York’s residents, the protection of our water system, and the lack of clear and strong economic opportunities that fracking could provide given the social costs. And it is a lesson we hope resonates across the nation –any supposed solution to climate change that would compromise our health and wellbeing is no solution at all.

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Surviving and Thriving—Examining Government’s Role in Racial Equity in Ferguson

“Black Lives Matter” has been carried on protest signs by thousands—a rallying cry for the immediate need to keep Black folks alive. But, as the creators and organizers of “Black Lives Matter” understand, this movement for transformative change is more than just about communities surviving; it’s also about thriving. This requires a deeper look at the role of government in creating the conditions from which predominantly Black communities like Ferguson emerge.

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Justice for Eric Garner and What We Must Do Together

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dennis Chin Phone: 212-248-2785 x1450; Email: dchin@thecsi.org Justice for Eric Garner and What We Must Do Together “I can’t breathe.” Once again our justice system has failed […]

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Justice for Eric Garner and What We Must Do Together

As NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton applauds the NYPD for instituting body cameras, we now know even when Black men die at the hands of police officers, having recorded proof of action doesn’t guarantee consequences. Incremental change is not enough; we must address the deep structural and institutional racism that is embedded in our society.

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Justice on Trial: The Failure for Justice in Ferguson is a Failure for All

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dennis Chin Phone: 212-248-2785 x1450; Email: dchin@thecsi.org Justice on Trial: The Failure for Justice in Ferguson is a Failure for All We at Center for Social Inclusion […]

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Justice on Trial: The Failure for Justice in Ferguson is a Failure for All

Yesterday, justice was not served. The criminal justice system failed to indict Officer Wilson, while the system succeeded in indicting Mike Brown. For this, we must continue to demand justice and mobilize.

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CSI in Oakland, CA for a workshop on cross-racial organizing. RSVP today.

Racial inequities exist across all indicators for success — education, jobs, housing, neighborhoods, criminal justice, health and more. Unless we are proactively working for racial equity, we will be replicating the status quo. RSVP for our workshop in Oakland, CA, which will feature Glenn Harris, President of the Center for Social Inclusion, and Scot Nakagawa, Partner in ChangeLab. Glenn and Scot will share their latest thinking about the strategies and skills needed to build a movement for racial equity.

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Groups Call for Public Inclusion in Energy Reform Effort in New York State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jessica Azulay, (315) 480-1515 Groups Call for Public Inclusion in Energy Reform Effort in New York State New York, NY – Today, while the New York Public […]

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