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The Viral Hashtag That's Getting People to Clean Up Garbage

CityLab

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Viral social media trends can be harnessed for social and environmental good. A social media#trashtag challenge that spread from Reddit to Instagram draws upon the satisfying nature of a before-and-after meme. People all over the world who participated in #trashtag challenge went out and beautifi...

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Be a sport: games coaches teach boys how to be better men

The Guardian

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Coaches and players around the world are using sports to teach boys about masculinity and the importance of integrity, both on and off the field. From cricket in India to rugby in Fiji, games are used as a foundation for teaching important life lessons and values. As a result, young men participa...

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Baylor officials open up about extensive Title IX reform

Arizona Daily Star

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding, and resources devoted to its Title IX office, including a new website for stude...

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Oregon's unique Title IX reporting policy gives autonomy to students

Arizona Daily Star

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Oregon has reconfigured the way its Title IX programs function. New policies that all...

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Utah routinely implements Title IX changes to ensure student safety

Arizona Daily Star

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Amid the nationwide discussion surrounding gender non-discrimination and sexual misconduct at American universities, the University of Utah has taken a proactive approach to realign its Title IX policies. In addition to reviewing the policies of its Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action...

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Why Every Black Woman Deserves a Doula

New York Magazine

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Birth and pregnancy coaches lessen the disproportionately high risk of death from complications in maternal care suffered by black women in the United States. Women in states that provide consultation with a doula, a trained professional who acts as both health aide and advocate for the patient, ...

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‘We believe that they can come home and be a positive force for change:' How one program helps people transition out of incarceration

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

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In Wisconsin, the Alma Brothers Smart Reentry program works to reduce the rate of recidivism by building relationships with those being released from jail and reentering society. By providing each man in the program with a guide during the last year of his sentence and first year out of prison, t...

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Female Artists Challenge Vietnam's Gender Stereotypes

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Art empowers women by providing a basis for new public discourse. In Vietnam, a group of artists use their exhibitions to introduce discussions on topics such as breastfeeding, menstruation, and sexual rights. In the strictly conservative country, avoiding censorship involves holding alternate ex...

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How New Orleans police went from ‘most corrupt' to model force

The Christian Science Monitor

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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 marginalized communities as well as oversight by a federal monitor, NOPD has been able to...

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Fighting climate gentrification with a radical community garden

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To cope with and combat gentrification, residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood created a community garden called the Femme Fairy Garden, founded by Fempower. Community members come together every Sunday to tend to their plants and connect with their neighbors.

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