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Oct 16, 2020
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships Offer Opportunities for Scholars to Contribute to Social Justice Initiatives and Increase Civic Understanding
(Yahoo Finance)
American Council of Learned Societies offers a variety fellowships for talented early career and senior PhDs that expand the utility of the humanities PhD in addressing pressing local and global issues.
Oct 16, 2020
Un donante anónimo dio $750,000 para ayudar a trabajadores inmigrantes
(El Diario)
Aproximadamente 3,840 trabajadores de empacadoras de carne en Iowa han dado positivo por COVID-19
Oct 15, 2020
Barbara Diehl
(Dayton Daily News)
DIEHL, Barbara J. Barbara J. Diehl, age 89 of Darrtown, Ohio, passed away November 18, 2019, at Woodland Country Manor, Oxford, Ohio, after a brief battle with cancer.
Oct 14, 2020
SGA faces backlash for boycott and safe protesting event
(The Butler Collegian)
On Oct. 8, Butler University’s Student Government Association hosted an event entitled Boycott and Safe Protesting 101. It aimed to educate students about their right to protest and how to safely do so during a pandemic.
Oct 13, 2020
Opportunities for Police Reform
(American Action Forum)
Those calling to “defund the police” are seeking to transfer funding from police departments to other social services, and while directly cutting police budgets could have negative consequences, there are opportunities to transfer some targeted responsibilities of police to others who are better suited.
Oct 13, 2020
$750,000 donation to help immigrant farmworkers, meatpacking workers struggling with COVID-19 in Iowa
(Des Moines Register)
An anonymous donor has contributed $750,000 to help immigrant farmworkers and meatpacking-plant workers in Iowa who are struggling with lost income, health care costs and other challenges tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 12, 2020
Local Quakers to highlight writings of Barrington Dunbar
(Wilmington News Journal)
WILMINGTON — Quakers more than 50 years ago called upon African American Quaker Barrington Dunbar to interpret the violence associated with the Black Power Movement of the 1960s — many found what they learned to be unsettling.
Oct 12, 2020
Butler University Student Government Hosts Anti-Israel Art Exhibit, Zoom Call
(The Algemeiner)
JNS.org – The student government at Butler University in Indiana this week hosted a two-part BDS event and failed to pass a resolution condemning antisemitism. The Oct. 6-8 event was titled “Boycott & Safe Protesting 101.”
Oct 12, 2020
Butler University Student Government Hosts Anti-Israel Art Exhibit, Zoom Call
(The Algemeiner)
JNS.org – The student government at Butler University in Indiana this week hosted a two-part BDS event and failed to pass a resolution condemning antisemitism. The Oct. 6-8 event was titled “Boycott & Safe Protesting 101.”
Oct 12, 2020
Three law enforcement reforms came before Shelby County Monday. Here's what happened to each.
(Commercial Appeal)
Supporters of three law enforcement reform efforts left the Shelby County Commission disappointed Monday.
Oct 9, 2020
Undocumented immigrants and churches that give them sanctuary face breaking points
(The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In September 2018, a hundred supporters excitedly welcomed Clive and Oneita Thompson into sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, where they would be shielded from deportation while they fought to stay in the United States.
Oct 9, 2020
Quién ganó el Premio Nobel de la Paz el año que naciste
(VERNE EL PAÍS)
El Premio Nobel de la Paz se ha concedido en 100 ocasiones desde 1901. En 2019, lo ganó el primer ministro de Etiopía, Abiy Ahmed Ali. El galardón reconoció su labor en las negociaciones de paz entre su país y Eritrea. Aquí puedes comprobar quién se llevó el Nobel de la Paz el año en que naciste:
Oct 9, 2020
Nobel Peace Prize winners since 1901
(New Straits Times)
The Nobel Prize medal prior the The announcement of the 2020 Peace Prize laureate at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, 09 October 2020
Oct 9, 2020
Obituary: William Barclay Livingstone Palmer
(Press Herald)
BRUNSWICK – William Barclay Livingstone Palmer, known as Barclay, a passionate humanities teacher and administrator, education reformer, and pianist, who served in the British Army and competed in the 1956 Olympics, died peacefully at Avita of Brunswick on Sept. 27, 2020. He was 88.
Oct 9, 2020
World Food Programme awarded 202 Nobel Peace Prize for 'combating hunger'
(Times of India)
NEW DELHI: The World Food Programme was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by the Nobel Prize Committee on Friday.
Oct 8, 2020
The real winners in the Israel-UAE deal? Arms dealers
(972 Mag)
The normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was presented as a peace deal. In reality, it's a license for weapons manufacturers to expand their customer base.
Oct 7, 2020
The Multibillion-Dollar Reason for Police Reform
(The Washington Informer)
The lack of police reform remains problematic when it comes to health and finances
Oct 7, 2020
Demonstrators call for release of those being held at California prisons, ICE facilities
(KGET.com)
SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Immigrant rights advocates such as Pueblo Sin Fronteras and the American Friends Service Committee today targeted 30 different detention centers and/or prisons around California, hanging banners demanding Gov. Gavin Newsom release all inmates and detainees now being held.
Oct 6, 2020
Photos: Today In History, Oct. 6
(Savannah Now)
Spokesmen for a delegation of the American Friends Service Committee report on their meeting with presidential adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger in Washington, Oct. 6, 1969.
Oct 6, 2020
It’s Time We Channel a Bit of Joan Baez’s Activism
(Be Latina)
In 1968, Brooklyn-born Mexican-American girl named Joan Baez, was arrested and jailed for barricading the door at a military induction center. She explained she was protesting America’s practice of drafting men to fight in the Vietnam war.
Oct 5, 2020
ACA Challenge Threatens Loss of Coverage for Thousands in WV
(Public News Service)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As the Supreme Court gets set to hear another challenge to the Affordable Care Act in November, experts say taking away the federal health insurance plan - especially during a pandemic - will hit West Virginians hard.
Oct 5, 2020
US House condemns unnecessary surgeries on immigrants
(American Bazaar Online)
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning the unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures performed on immigrant women without their consent at a private detention center in Ocilla, Georgia.
Oct 4, 2020
Gayle E. Henry
(Lancaster Online)
Gayle E. Henry, a lifelong social justice advocate, passed away on September 1st in Springfield, Oregon, at the age of 80.
Oct 2, 2020
Activists Call on NJPAC to Remove ‘ICE Profiteer’ from Board and Gov. Murphy to #FreeThemAll
(Insider NJ)
Activists Call on NJPAC to Remove ‘ICE Profiteer’ from Board and Gov. Murphy to #FreeThemAll Will Hold “People’s Gala” in Newark on Saturday
Oct 1, 2020
California passes Racial Justice Act, Ash Kalra calls it historic
(Indica News)
California Assemblymember Ash Kalra described as historic Governor Gaven Newsom signing into law Bill 2542, called the California Racial Justice Act, that prohibits the use of race, ethnicity, or national origin in sentencing and convictions in the state.

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