We Are All Dreamers

We Are All Dreamers

06 Sep 2017 |

Turning our backs on young Americans who arrived in this country with family or other adults seeking a better life is morally reprehensible. The Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program places over 800,000 young people | Read more >

RESIST Trump’s Disastrous Budget!

RESIST Trump’s Disastrous Budget!

17 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

The preliminary budget released from the White House yesterday is a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation --- poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, working people, those living in rural areas, | Read more >

Free Our Dreams: California's Youth Gather for Advocacy Day

Free Our Dreams: California's Youth Gather for Advocacy Day

08 Aug 2016 |

 

Across California, young people of color are courageously leading the charge to protect basic dignity, justice, and fundamental rights for themselves, their families, and their communities. From the Black Lives Matter to the Dreamer movement, from school board meetings to | Read more >

Justice in Policing

Justice in Policing

15 Jul 2016 |

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems. They are making it clear that it is time for policies to first and foremost | Read more >

Two More Black Deaths

07 Jul 2016 |
Philando Castile of Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
 
Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
 
Two more names in two more cities—two more Black men shot to death by local policemen.  Their senseless killings leave two more groups of loved ones, families, and friends | Read more >
School Climate Matters!  Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Members Redefine School Success and Accountability

School Climate Matters! Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Members Redefine School Success and Accountability

31 May 2016 | By Luis Sanchez, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Education Policy Workgroup, Chairman

 

When California’s new accountability system takes effect in the fall of 2017, parents and students will be able to see how their school or district is preparing students academically but also whether it is creating a fair and conducive learning environment for all its students. | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: The Moment

Summit Snapshot: The Moment

04 Jan 2016 | Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation

A reflection on the PolicyLink Equity Summit, which took place in Los Angeles, Oct. 2015.

As I sit here among 3,000 people, I cannot help but think this is the moment. I look out and see the faces, young and old, new and familiar. I cannot help but think this is the moment.

The | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: A Student’s Perspective on the Black Lives Matter Forum

Summit Snapshot: A Student’s Perspective on the Black Lives Matter Forum

30 Nov 2015 | Malcolm Davis, student, Berea Community High School, Berea, Kentucky

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

Malcolm Davis, student, | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Transportation Equity as a 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

Summit Snapshot: Transportation Equity as a 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

17 Nov 2015 | Jennifer West, GreenTRIP Policy Analyst, TransForm – Oakland, California

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Jennifer West, | Read more >

Incorporating Arts and Culture into Community Development Work

Incorporating Arts and Culture into Community Development Work

31 Aug 2015 | PolicyLink

Arts and culture are essential for building community, supporting development, nurturing health and well-being, and contributing to economic opportunity. As such, they are critical to achieving communities of opportunity driven by equity:  just and fair inclusion where all can | Read more >