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On May 17, 1954 the Supreme Court declared in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools are unconstitutional, stating, “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”
Today the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of a crime other than murder. The Court also ruled it’s legal to keep sex offenders in prison “indefinitely.”
A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today against Arizona’s immigration law that mandates racial profiling.
Latoya Peterson on Taqwacore: the birth of punk Islam.
Jacob M. Appel asks: after St. Joseph’s are women safe in Catholic hospitals?
In honor of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia RMJ has a post about Alexis Lusk’s fight against transphobia in her East Texas high school.
The Doula Project, an amazing NYC-based organization that supports pregnant folks across the spectrum of pregnancy, is recruiting!
Scholarships are available to the Omega: Women & Power Conference.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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