Archive for May, 2016

Advancing Social Justice Work

Posted on: May 21st, 2016

By Dr. Kathleen Maas Weigert

Is there such a thing as “social justice”? How do people define it? Is it important, and if so, why and to whom? Can we talk about ‘advancing’ social justice? These questions have puzzled and preoccupied me for as long as I can remember. I look around the world — the ‘glocal’ (the global and the local combined) world as someone suggested — and see how interdependent we all are. What happens in Chile, China and Congo affects me in one way or another, as do events right here in my home city of Chicago.

Englewood to Flint mission to provide supplies is rousing success

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

“Englewood is plagued with many challenges, such as crime, poverty and joblessness, but although we face these issues, we are […]

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.”

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

Daron Babcock moved into the neighborhood to address the issues of the food desert. He built a garden, and invited […]

Brown: City promises housing for homeless living in tent camps

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

“Patterned after a “housing first” model that has shown promise in other cities, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is aiming to […]

Woman who defied 300 neo-Nazis at Swedish rally speaks of anger

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

“It was an impulse. I was so angry, I just went out into the street,” Asplund told the Guardian. “I […]