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03/01/2016

We are excited to welcome aboard Xavier Morales to The Praxis Project as our new executive director!

When Xavier joined Praxis’ board of directors almost two years ago, we were thrilled he chose Praxis to apply his lifelong passion for building healthy communities. He also brought his extensive health policy and coalition building experience as executive director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California.

01/20/2016

We hope your 2016 has been filled with reflection, inspiration and opportunities to put theory to action. Praxis kicked off 2016 with a planning retreat at the W. Haywood Burns Institute’s beautiful office in downtown Oakland. While we could not get ourselves in sync to get a proper group photo, we united in our shared passion to develop a robust and exciting Praxis work plan while having many good laughs, of course!

11/30/2015

Scratch beneath the surface of the tension between law enforcement and the Black community and we find The New Jim Crow staring back - the “caste-like system in the U.S that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars” as detailed in Michelle Alexander’s book of the same name. Look at Chicago, where the people are taking over police stations in anger and grief and struggle after the release of the video of the murder of LaQuan McDonald, shot 16 times by a white police officer. Look at Minneapolis. Look at Cleveland. Don't take your eyes away from Ferguson, from Baltimore, from North Charleston.

09/11/2015

Just two months before Ferguson, MO exploded into protest against police violence, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The Case for Reparations” appeared in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic. Almost exactly one year after this groundbreaking essay insists America maturate through the payment of reparations to African Americans, the City of Chicago created a reparations program for the survivors and victims of systematic police torture from the 1970s to the early 1990s--a program that could serve as a model for communities seeking justice, both in the future and for the past.

08/31/2015

A documentary film produced by the Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable

Watch now: https://vimeo.com/137311942
About the film and the Roundtable: www.OrganizersRoundtable.com.

08/10/2015

Almost one year ago in Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown and left him lying in the street. Since then, the list of names of unarmed Black people whose lives have been taken by the police keeps growing.

08/04/2015

Praxis is excited to be a part of a new national learning community, Transformative Schools Network (TSN)!

This learning community is a collaboration with Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ), the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY), Alliance for a Just Society & The Praxis Project. Our members are comprised over 40 organizations representing 44 states working together to develop and pass comprehensive school health and wellness policies that will transform schools to keep up with students’ needs in the 21st Century.

01/21/2015

The Praxis Project board of directors announced today that Makani Themba will transition from her role as founding executive director by the end of this year. The transition signals a new phase in Praxis’ evolution as a leading grassroots movement institution in support of organizing and change work on the local, regional and national level.

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