What's New

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

News

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

06/17/2014

"Your Human Dignity shouldn’t be truncated because you’re priced out of the commodification of an essential resource." Charity Hicks on water shut-offs

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved comrade and sister Charity Hicks has joined the ancestors.

04/25/2014

The Praxis Project is excited to release, “Transforming the Economy from the Ground Up,” a paper on the solidarity economy authored by the Highlander Research and Education Center.

03/28/2014

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.

 

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Blogs

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.

 

Praxis has been reflecting on policing of late - its basic paradigm of "us vs them"; the deep level of dehumanization that takes place in the way officers are trained and socialized, and in how they are trained to perceive those around them that they are paid to protect and serve. If police were actually trained and deployed as if they were to protect and serve, life would be very different for so many of us. So many more of our children would be alive today. So many more mothers and fathers would never know the horror of losing a child.

President Johnson’s historic State of the Union address 50 years ago declared war on poverty and unemployment thanks largely to a large and vibrant grassroots movement. The focus then was on civil rights and ensuring that every “citizen” had the opportunity to make a living and live their life in civil liberty. Today, even these civil rights are under attack and basic human rights such as food are not guaranteed. In fact, as we reflect on this 50th year anniversary of the “War on Poverty,” it is clear that public policy has devolved into a “War on the Poor.”

This week marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s "War on Poverty."  Today, it seems as if the war is no longer on poverty—public policy has devolved into a war on the poor.  With catastrophic cuts being proposed to SNAP and other food support, it is important to reflect on an era when the eradication of hunger was on the political agenda and poverty was treated with more compassion and less condemnation. Below are some powerful quotes from a diverse set of leaders that remind us that food justice is a critical part of social justice. 

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Events

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

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

07/26/2013 - 11:30am to 07/28/2013 - 2:45pm

08/16/2012 - 8:00pm to 08/17/2012 - 12:00am

Join the Praxis Project @ National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Marriott Kansas City Downtown - Imperial Ballroom

August 16th, 2012, 8pm-until...

Praxis Project Brings the Politics...and the party. 

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