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Better transit is the path to progress in New Orleans

CSI’s Simran Noor argues in The Times-Picayune for better transit in New Orleans.

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CONVERSATIONS ON RACIAL EQUITY: CSI TALKS TO RACIAL EQUITY FELLOW ERIC WALKER

I recently sat down with CSI Racial Equity Fellow Eric Walker, resident of Buffalo and member of the Environmental Justice Action Group of Western New York, whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income people participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. Eric Walker is also one of the co-founders of PUSH Buffalo, a local membership-based community organization fighting to make affordable housing a reality on Buffalo’s West Side.

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Beyond Fighting Stigma: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

In the past few weeks, we have seen a rise in public conversations about breastfeeding. Last month Facebook lifted their ban on female nipples in breastfeeding photos after the #freethenipple campaign, a campaign fighting against Internet censorship, went viral.These online actions are a step in the right direction to normalize breastfeeding. But normalizing breastfeeding in all communities is only the tip of the iceberg.

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Fifty Years Ago Today

50 years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The Act was a triumph for the Freedom Riders, the organizers and the advocates, and all those struggling to fight against the injustice of segregation, discrimination, and hate. Yet, 50 years later how much further have we gone? Sadly, we are falling behind of the hopes, dreams and goals of our Civil Rights’ pioneers.

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50 years later: Freedom Summer and the Fight against Voter Suppression

Freedom Summer is an inspiration to us all, but it also reminds us how history has a habit of repeating itself. We have certainly come a long way from the days of Jim Crow, yet the strategy of disenfranchising people of color voters is still happening today.

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The Next Generation of Leaders We Really Need in Detroit

CSI’s Racial Equity Fellow Linda Campbell discusses what the next generation of leadership needs to be to help Detroit evolve into a just and fair community.

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Cap and Trade? No, Cap and Invest with EIDs

To fully implement the EPA’s recommendations, we need a cap and invest strategy. We can do that through Energy Investment Districts. Energy Investment Districts (EIDs) is a policy idea at the state, county or municipal level makes geographic areas that have suffered environmental and economic hardships eligible for funding and other financial and technical support for community-scale energy efficiency and renewable generation projects.

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Welcome Glenn Harris as President of CSI

We are very excited to announce the appointment of Glenn Harris as the new President of the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI).

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