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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More