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How the Legacy of Chavez Continues Today

Today, in celebration of Chavez and the many other community organizers who demanded a better system for farmworkers, we lift up those in our community who continue to push for a more just and racially equitable society alongside those most marginalized and left-behind by our unjust food system. At CSI, we work alongside these workers and organizers to expose the inequities in our food system and to identify policy strategies to transform this system, from farm to fork, so that everyone, including workers of color, can support themselves and their families and benefit from healthy, accessible food.

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How Policy Creates Racial Health Disparities

On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, CSI’s Simran Noor delivered a presentation at the W.K Kellogg Foundation’s First Food Forum in San Antonio, Texas. This was the Foundation’s second meeting of advocates doing first food work. Attendees shared best practices, challenges, trends and opportunities, along with emerging research, focused on ensuring that more children benefit from breast milk as their first food experience. In her presentation, Simran examined the connections between policy, race and place and how these connections create health disparities across race.

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Maya Wiley Steps Down to Assume New Role in De Blasio Administration

After 12 years of leading the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), Maya Wiley will be stepping down as President to accept a new position as Counsel to New York City [...]

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Living on $2.13 Per Hour

While listening to a national talk show on the radio the other day, I heard a caller argue against the merits of tipping restaurant servers. He demanded, “Why should I tip these workers for just doing their job?” What he and many Americans don’t know is that these workers don’t earn $7.25/hour, the federal minimum wage. The federal minimum wage for tipped employees is only $2.13 with variability from state to state.

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3 Things You Should Also Know About the Farm Bill

American consumers and farmers have been hungering for a new Farm Bill. After much fanfare and three years of partisan fighting, the House and Senate finally passed a comprehensive, bipartisan five-year Farm Bill, which President Obama signed into law last Friday. The Farm Bill is nearly 1000 pages long, so we at CSI picked out three things you may have missed that could have a big impact on communities, particularly communities of color.

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[VIDEO] Our Climate, Our City, Our Future: Queens, NYC

On November 20th, 2013, CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley lead the third and final community discussion on environmental justice, race and rebuilding in New York City one year after Hurricane Sandy.

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Join us: Our Climate, Our City, Our Future

Join us for a series of conversations on environmental justice and rebuilding in New York City one year after Hurricane Sandy.

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[VIDEO] Maya Wiley on Inequality in New York City

On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley was invited by the Roosevelt Institute to discuss income inequality in New York and how the next New York City Mayor should address the disparity.

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The Race to Democracy Blog is the news, analysis, and media center for the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). CSI is a national policy strategy organization that works to transform structural inequity into structural fairness and inclusion. We work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive.

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