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.

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.

Like many of you, we at Praxis were saddened but not surprised by the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Walker for the murder of Michael Brown, Jr.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the Brown family and to all who feel the tremendous grief and suffering of a loved one lost - and so senselessly.

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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.

 

The greatest public health threat and catastrophe of our time is climate change, and the South is at its epicenter. Rising oceans are taking coastal lands, destroying communities, cultures, and whole ways of life, while dramatically altered weather patterns are leaving inland areas in historic droughts.

The South’s rich history of “bottoms-up leadership”, while not covered by mainstream media during the Selma 50th Anniversary Jubilee, was worn on the chests of hundreds of marchers from the Southern Movement Assembly during the “Backwards March.” Hundreds of marchers wore yellow sashes with the words: We are the Peoples Movement, Leadership from the Bottom-up. The march’s purpose is to ‘go back, get it right and go forward with everyone who has been forgotten or left behind,’ according to Rev. Kenneth Glasgow who has been organizing the march since 2007.

Today, thousands of students chanting “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! The PARCC test has got to go!” walked out of New Mexico’s public schools in protest of the controversial standardized test associated with Common Core standards. New Mexico launched the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) this school year. The standardized test links results to school funding, teacher pay and graduation requirements.

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Events

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

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.
http://www.selma50.com/

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

05/01/2012 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Praxis Project Turns 10 this year!
Come by and help us celebrate our tenth anniversary at an Open House Happy Hour. Enjoy live jazz featuring Washington DC's own treasure, The Nasar Abadey Quartet, good food, champagne and more as we say thank you for your love and support. for more information follow along here.

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