The U.S. Is Failing Those Dealing With Addiction — Here’s What Must Change
"If we want people to make different choices, we have to give them better options" — Here’s how we can rethink our response to people struggling with addiction.
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Building Equity for Black Informal Workers in Chicago
'We're tiny, but when you look at the movement for Black lives, we're many' — Richard Wallace, founder and executive director of Equity and Transformation, has dedicated himself to helping create economic equality for Black informal workers in Chicago
NowWhat: Gender Expression
The beauty of drag & the harm of recent bans.‘It’s making people who don’t understand drag afraid’ — As anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation spreads, these drag performers are speaking out about the art form and what it’s meant to themThis video was made in collaboration with @galaxy_gives and @reform.
The downfall of local news & what we can do about it
‘How many Flint water crises are we missing because there’s no one covering them?’ — Without the resources they once had, local newspapers no longer have the bandwidth to cover stories like they used to, and that has dire consequences (with @penamerica)This video was made in collaboration with Galaxy Gives and REFORM Alliance.
Could These Prisons Be Literally Poisoning Residents?
"They’re treating those people as if they are garbage" — Prisons like this one in Pennsylvania are built in polluted areas, and the toxicity is suspected to be causing major health repercussions, even deaths among the incarcerated population
Giving Birth While Incarcerated
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Why Does the Criminal Legal System Treat Some Kids As Adults?
"Kids really are different in important ways that matter from a jurisprudential standpoint" — Modern science tells us that our brains are still developing up until our mid-20s, so why does our criminal legal system treat kids the same as adults
How Probation and Parole Create Intergenerational Poverty
Probation and parole were historically meant to help individuals involved in the justice system get back on their feet, but they’ve since become barriers that keep people trapped in poverty — here’s what needs to change to truly support those leaving jails and prison
Public Safety: How Do Community-Based Solutions Work?
"It’s now time for us to invest, deeply, in community-based solutions as a complementary strategy to policing" — The Newark Community Street Team involves the community in violence intervention and response, modeling a new path forward
John Legend: How Prop 47 Gives People a Clean Slate
‘How are we safer if 80 million people can’t get a job?’ — John Legend explains how expunging records not only helps formerly incarcerated individuals move forward but, in turn, creates a brighter future for whole communitiesThis video was made in collaboration with Galaxy Gives and REFORM Alliance.