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Praxis News and Notes goes beyond the headlines to provide in depth reporting from the frontlines.  Check out this issue’s offerings  including an investigation into Politics of Aid in Haiti, national efforts to change transportation policy, and a look at organizing for water rights in New Mexico.

Mainstreaming in the UK: Lessons for the US? From multiculturalism to structural racism and now, mainstreaming.   Efforts to advance equity and equality in the United Kingdom have been shifting dramatically in the face of hard economic times and new political realities.  Still, many of these policies provide powerful models for social justice advocates in the US. 

Tool of the Month

Fair Game: A Strategy Guide for Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era


The latest goings on at Praxis plus our roundup of the good, bad and the ugly on the issues that shape our work.

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.

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.

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.



Check out our blog, The Praxis Chronicles, an irreverent look at news and views as only Praxis and our extended family can break it down.

In 2014, Detroit hosted The Praxis Project’s annual gathering, Roots & Remedies, just three weeks after Grace Lee Boggs turned 99 years old. Our agenda for the three day gathering was inspired by Ms. Grace’s urgent question she asked throughout her life as a speaker, writer, philosopher, organizer and visionary: “What time is it on the clock of the world?”

On July 10-12, 2015, close to 300 freedom fighters from across the nation convened on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, the first historically black institution of higher education in the South. We deepened our shared analysis of root causes and elevated practices and policies – remedies – to inform how we're using this momentum to Build a Better Movement!




Upcoming events calendar for Praxis and our partners. Sign up to be notified of upcoming events via email

11/14/2015 - 6:30pm

Reflect on The Praxis Project’s founding as we honor outgoing Executive Director Makani Themba’s visionary work to build healthy communities and celebrate with us as we blast off into the future with the next generation of Praxis leadership!


Saturday, November 14th, 2015, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

03/05/2015 - 9:30am to 03/08/2015 - 5:30pm

Thursday March 5 - Sunday, March 8
Praxis Project staff will march among the thousands of foot soldiers commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery and the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

08/22/2013 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

“Freedom, Jobs, Peace & Social Justice”

(The Praxis Project will engage mainly with these two activities) .


Thursday, August 22, 2013


Celebrating the Legacy of Youth in the Movement

10th Annual Black Youth Vote! National Civic Leadership & Organizing Training Conference

Highlights: Unity Breakfast, Tribute to Jamal Rose, Issue Organizing Breakouts, Regional/State-Based Organizing Strategy Sessions

9:00 am – 9:00 pm