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Pamplin Projects

Gabby Urenda

26 May 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Portland Public Schools contracted with the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) to provide culturally and linguistically specific social support services to Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian students an...

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Oscar Perry Abello

18 May 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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“UNDSCVRD SF," funded by the SOMA Community Stabilization Fund and produced by the nonprofit Kultivate Labs, is a night market held once a month from July to November that features a range of Filipino vendors. There ...

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Zeb Larson

4 February 2021

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

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The Mahoning Valley Historical Society reached a broader local audience "by asking tough questions and reshaping itself for the 21st century," bucking the traditional historical-society model of focusing only on white...

Reader's Digest Canada

Erica Ngao

19 January 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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By establishing online platforms to make anonymous reports of anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic, two Canadian organizations elicited hundreds of stories that help victims to process their experiences. The fir...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

2 October 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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This article explores a myriad of ways on how to change anti-Semitic stereotypes and beliefs about Jewish people. Anti-bias training,integratingg holocaust education into the classroom, and holding difficult conversat...

The Boston Globe

Deanna Pan

21 September 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Teachers across Massachusetts are finding ways to incorporate antiracist practices into their curriculum. An English teacher at Newton High School is replacing required reading materials produced by white male authors...

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Oscar Perry Abello

28 April 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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A nonprofit called Common Future is acting quickly to support business owners during the coronavirus crisis. Their board allocated a set amount of money specifically to keep on hand as a rapid response fund, and by ea...

The New York Times

Audra Burch

21 January 2020

Newnan, Georgia, United States

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The small Southern city of Newnan, GA considered themselves to be a fairly open and accepting place. This attitude was shattered when 17 huge portraits of ordinary people who make up Newnan were hung across the city a...

Carolina Public Press

Imari Scarbrough

14 October 2019

Wake County, North Carolina, United States

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Teachers in North Carolina are struggling to find the best way to get students to talk about the intersections of diversity and identity. When a lesson at Heritage High School in Wake County was canceled due to parent...

The National

Priti Salian

21 September 2019

Berlin, Germany

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A German organization called Uber den Tellerrand brings together refugees and locals for a meal handmade by those who migrated from Syria and Iraq. The meal brings people together over a delicious meal, offers authent...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

15 August 2019

United States

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California is one of three states developing ethnic studies curricula for K-12 students. In the process, the state is grappling with which questions about groups and histories should be represented and whether teacher...

The Colorado Sun

Nancy Lofholm

18 April 2019

Fruita, Colorado, United States

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A small city in Colorado turned an act of bigotry — someone publicly flying a Nazi flag — into an opportunity for growth for the city. Fruita considers itself a welcoming, inclusive community, so they seized upon this...

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...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Zaidee Stavely

12 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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An ethnic studies teacher at an Oakland high school with a large immigrant population asks each student to spend a bit of the class time teaching their home language to the class. Acacia WoodsChan has noted increasing...

International Examiner

Amy Zimmer

Chetanya Robinson

11 November 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Grassroots organizations, like the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, seek to preserve Chinatown’s heritage and fight the displacement of old-time residents by gentrification. The organizations bought an historic hotel t...

Pacific Standard

Francie Diep

1 September 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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Ethnically-specific disaster relief services are especially prudent in the city of Houston where more than one in five residents report speaking English less than "very well." An organization called Boat People SOS (f...

Truthout

Jean Trounstine

30 May 2017

United States

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Across the country, young people are taking an active stand in criminal justice reform. Organizations like Assata’s Daughters and Teens Leading the Way have invested in young voices to shift make changes in things lik...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

22 March 2017

United States

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Ban-the-box legislation can help people with criminal records receive fair consideration as job applicants. However, the employment prospects of other applicants, particularly African American women and young workers,...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jill Tucker

13 January 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Stanford University researchers found that at-risk students who enrolled in a ninth-grade ethnic studies class saw significant improvements in performance and attendance compared to their peers who were not enrolled. ...

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