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The Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference

The Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference will explore the possibility of making Jackson, Mississippi a center and example of economic democracy by building strong cooperatives and other forms of worker owned enterprises and financial institutions that will create jobs with dignity, stability, living wages, and quality benefits. Check out the conference's site for more information.

 

Save The Date: Roots and Remedies 2014

This year, Motor City! “Roots & Remedies 3: Connect. Plot. Build. A National Gathering” is set for July 18-20, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. If you’ve been to a Roots gathering, you know it’s not to be missed. This outside-the-box, interactive convening of committed, big picture thinkers is an action space where we build, plot and connect the dots between issues, movements and each other.

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba

He was known as "America's most revolutionary mayor." Chokwe Lumumba, who died this week at the age of 66, was elected to lead the city of Jackson, Miss. in 2013 with 86 percent of the vote. And in his eight-month tenure, Lumumba earned a reputation for being both practical and visionary, an effective politician who never abandoned his principles of "revolutionary transformation."

Breathe DC Offers Mini- Grant Opportunities for DC Public Housing Residents

Breathe DC is leading the effort for healthy home environments across Washington, DC, by conducting the Healthy Public Housing – Smoke Free Project through a grant from the Department of Health. Because the rates of smoking and chronic disease are highest in low income communities, the organization is inviting interested public housing residents of DC to apply for mini-grants up to $2,500.

Tobacco: Historian Says the Value of the Historic Surgeon General Report Went Beyond Tobacco By Saving Lives… It Influenced Other Public Health Issues

An analysis by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), estimates that 8 million Americans avoided premature death as a result of the “1964 Report on Smoking and Health,” and the tobacco control efforts launched as a result of the report.  Since then, each of those 8 million people spared a premature death because they never smoked, quit smoking early, or gained, on average, almost 20 years of life.

Federal School Discipline Guidelines: How to Stop Racial Discrimination In the Classroom

This morning the Departments of Education and Justice issued new guidelines which lay out for educators their legal obligations to refrain from racially discriminating agaisnt students with their school discipline policies and explain how they can do their jobs without engaging in discriminatory practices.

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