Bridging the Gap brought together people from universities, labor organizations, environmental organizations and entrepreneurs, as well as grassroots organizers nd policy advocates to develop an action agenda to reframe the green economy in terms of justice and equity.
NAACP Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice, Jacqueline Patterson, was the main speaker at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Monday, to kick off their week-long of events to celebrate Earth Day.
For the first time in history, students at Wilcox County High School are preparing for their first integrated prom. The high school became national news for hosting segregated proms dating back nearly 3 decades. Students’ efforts to repeal this antiquated act were a success. After months of petitioning and fund-raising, Wilcox County High School students will have the option to celebrate high school’s biggest night with friends, irrespective of their skin color, on Saturday, April 27th.
Today NAACP Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, Hilary O. Shelton sent out the following email to over 500 NAACP activists who shared emotionally gripping gun violence stories:
To combat disparities and expand the possibilities for work, ownership, well-being, and justice, we must advance economic models that value and enhance democratic participation, individual and community assets, and shared wealth creation.
On April 11 NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous was honored with the ACLU National Capital Chapter Henry W. Edgerton Award for his civil liberties work, specifically in the area of marriage equality. Below are his prepared remarks.
Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program, delivered a presentation at the Region I Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute. Ms. Patterson discussed how landfills in urban areas effect he health of communities of color and other environmental justice issues.
Shamar Bibbins, Director of National Partnerships at Green For All, discusses why it's important for people of color to get connected to the Green Economy.
Redemption & Second Chances: Eliminating Employment Barriers for Previously Incarcerated Individuals
Every year over 700,000 people return home from prison and jail, looking for an opportunity to rebuild their lives and put the past behind. Providing opportunities for successful reentry of previously incarcerated people is no longer a problem this country can ignore.
The Green Economy has proven to be tremendously successful in creating new procurement, investment, entrepreneurial, and job opportunities. It has already created millions of jobs and generated trillions of dollars across the globe.