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CityLab

Michael Friedrich

23 October 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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The city of Stockton police department has embarked on a number of initiatives in the hopes of building trust between them and the communities they work for. With initial funding from the Department of Justice, the de...

Indianapolis Star

Casey Smith

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18 September 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Under new leadership, Indianapolis has seen a drastic decline in fatal police shootings. While the new police chief, Bryan Roach, shares credit with his entire force, many credit his new policies for the decline. Init...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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10 September 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...

WRAL 5

Amanda Lamb

9 August 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Across the United States, 95 percent of law enforcement agencies have started using body cameras. In North Carolina, the majority of departments have started using such technology in the hopes of increasing transparen...

Pioneers Post

Pedro Lira

26 July 2019

Brazil

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Promoting more diverse and inclusive narratives takes a publisher interested more in social purpose than profits. Vira Letra, and independent publisher in Brazil, has employed a cost and profit-sharing business model ...

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Field

24 July 2019

Georgetown, Delaware, United States

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At one high school in Delaware where one third of students are students of color and 90 percent of teachers are white, an "equity team" brings together teachers to discuss what it means to be a culturally responsive e...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

11 July 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, community organizations, public officials, and private funders have come together behind a campaign called “<399” – with the goal of bringing homicides to under 400. This collaboration has taken on a compr...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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12 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Police Liaison Committee serves as an intermediary between the city’s LGBTQ community and police force, creating a safe place for LGBTQ people, many of whom are fearful of police, to report crimes....

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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5 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has been experimenting and iterating on the development of a Juvenile Justice Hub – a program that would transform interactions between the city’s youth and the police. The Hub is in the testi...

NPR

Hannah Allam

Marisa Peñaloza

28 May 2019

Durham, New Hampshire, United States

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In Durham, New Hampshire, police officers have been undergoing training on their state’s hate crime laws and how to prevent such crimes from occurring. The workshops are organized by two advocacy groups, and while the...

The New York Times

Kevin Williams

25 May 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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In Dayton, Ohio, a Ku Klux Klan rally was met with over 500 counterprotesters. While the city is one of the United States’ most segregated, community members including church groups, New Black Panthers, Antifa members...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

21 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The University of Chicago and Eureka College are teaming up to bring together college students from urban and rural Illinois to discuss political differences. As part of Bridging the Divide, community leaders from bot...

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Molly Fosco

20 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishe...

The Guardian

David Crouch

1 May 2019

Kungälv, Sweden

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The city of Kungälv, Sweden, with only 20,000 residents, developed a successful initiative to prevent the spread of neo-Nazis after the murder of a fourteen year-old anti-racist activist in 1995. Armed with the theory...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

29 April 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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At Cambridge Street Upper School, teachers, many of whom are white, meet regularly to discuss their own implicit biases and how they play out in a school in which 60 percent of students identify as black, Latino, or m...

The New York Times

Eliza Shapiro

16 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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When City Hall was slow in addressing the issue of the deeply segregated schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn, parents took the matter in their own hands and drafted a proposal to integrate the students more. High-achiev...

BBC

Emma Jane Kirby

16 April 2019

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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After graffitiing a historic landmark with swastikas and racist phrases, a juvenile prosecutor chose to educate rather than punish the perpetrators. Each teen was given a list of 35 books that covered topics like race...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Felix Tamsut

9 April 2019

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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A highly popular German sports club named Borussia Dortmund is taking advantage of its fanbase and following to promote anti-extremist messages, praise diversity, and celebrate inclusion. They do so in a variety of wa...

Next City

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

1 April 2019

United States

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In this excerpt from Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt’s book, Biased, the author details the role surveillance and apps like Nextdoor play in perpetuating and disrupting discriminatory housing policies, racism, and segregation ...

Yes! Magazine

Terrie Hansen

29 March 2019

Puget Sound, United States

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For many tribal and indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest, the impact of climate changes has already become terrifyingly clear. As communities attempt to plan and adapt to new environmental conditions, the C...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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28 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Formerly incarcerated individuals, community leaders, and members of San Francisco’s District Attorney’s office, have joined forces to create a collaborative advisory board. The board meets to share re-entry challenge...

FastCompany

Jared Lindzon

27 March 2019

United States

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A new app is trying to digitally revolutionize the traditionally analog world of diversity and inclusion training. Companies who use the app can ensure anonymity, encourage remote participation, and analyze survey and...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

27 March 2019

United States

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The stock photo community is taking steps to offer more diverse options with a partnership by Getty Images, Dove, and GirlGaze to produce 5,000 newly available photographs of 179 women from 39 countries. The photos ar...

University of Oregon Catalyst Solutions Reporting

Kelsey Harnisch

Gina Scalpone

Corrin Avchin

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20 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

26 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Police Department did not have the best reputation among the community due to a series of corrupt acts committed by individual officers on the force. Thanks to a series of outreach efforts to marginali...

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