Gallery: First installment of Moms for Social Justice's Classroom Library Project completed +6 more photos More Info To learn more about the Classroom Library Project, visit momsforsocialjustice.us/the-classroom-library-project/ On Monday morning, Katelyn Dix's ninth-grade students will find an early Christmas present when they go to English class at The Howard School. Awaiting the students, who will spend the week taking midterm exams and benchmark tests, is a cozy new reading nook and classroom library stocked with dozens of books picked out just for them and their peers. Dix's library is the first installment of the Classroom Library Project, a new effort launched by local activist group Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice. The project's goal is to stock Hamilton County classrooms books for students and their teachers. "It's important to focus on things you can make a difference on at a ground level," Natalie Green said. "Something that is actionable." The group of … [Read more...] about First installment of Moms for Social Justice’s Classroom Library Project completed
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Oct. 24, 2018 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — An air of solemnity hangs over Lucy McBath’s bid for Congress. It is present in her campaign stump speech, when she recounts the 2012 murder of her son, Jordan Davis, a black teenager who was shot and killed by a white man at a gas station when the 17-year-old refused to lower the volume of the rap music playing in his car. It is present in her interactions with voters in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, who often greet Ms. McBath with weary eyes and deep condolences before discussing policy issues like health care or asking for the requisite candidate selfie. “What I’m doing today is still mothering his legacy,” Ms. McBath said at a meet-and-greet event in this Atlanta suburb. “I’m extending … [Read more...] about ‘Democrat. Fighter. Mother.’ Lucy McBath Is Redefining Social Justice in Politics.
You may not be familiar with the 1916 case of Tom Mooney, a labor rights activist convicted of a San Francisco parade bombing that by all accounts he did not commit, but who nevertheless spent 22 years in prison for the crime. Though he's far from a household name today, at the time his situation was quite a scandal, and a lightning rod for political progressives from Emma Goldman to L.A.'s own Aline Barnsdall, who campaigned tirelessly for his release. Mooney eventually was pardoned in 1939, and died in 1942. Woody Guthrie wrote a song about it. And perhaps most notably, artist Ben Shahn painted about it.Shahn was an active, respected and outspoken painter and photographer who had immigrated to New York City from Lithuania in 1906, as his family fled repercussions for a combination of their Jewishness and his parents' political activism. Though Shahn studied art, a strong current of political engagement and an unerring sense of social justice fueled his entire career.He was especially … [Read more...] about A Powerful Look at One Artist’s Quest for Social Justice, More Than 80 Years Later
Gallery: Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice to launch Classroom Library Project at Harry Potter-themed kickoff +7 more photos Taylor Lyons couldn't wait until her son, Raine, started reading the Harry Potter book series by author J.K. Rowling. Mari Smith's parents encouraged her to read when she was growing up, and the same books were some of her favorites. Stephanie Dalton grew up in a military family — she says Harry Potter was the only thing that got her through dozens of moves. If you go The Magic of Literacy event is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo at 1400 Market St. The event is free, family friendly and open to the public. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 a ticket. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to donate to the Classroom Library Project. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/momsforsocialjustice. "Books were my escape. They were my best friend," she said. These three … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice host Harry Potter-themed kickoff for Classroom Library Project
Staff and wire reports Updated 11:14 am PDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 Former 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. Three years later, he’s become a voice for social justice not just in the NFL, but around the world. Here’s how he got there. less Former 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. Three years later, he’s become a voice for social justice not just in the NFL, but around the world. ... more Photo: Thearon W. Henderson August 2016 - In the preseason, Kaepernick begins kneeling during national anthem to call attention to racial injustice in the US, particularly in reference to police brutality. This begins a series of similar protests at all levels of play, across sports, across the country. Here, Kaepernick, middle, kneels in September before the team’s preseason … [Read more...] about Kapernick congratulates ‘social justice warrior’ Eric Reid on new contract