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The Ford Foundation is now fighting inequality — and what that means for us

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

This past Thursday, the Ford Foundation, the United States’ second largest philanthropy, announced an overhaul of its grantmaking programs to focus on inequality and to double the amount of general support grants it distributes. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

This past Thursday, the Ford Foundation, the United States’ second largest philanthropy, announced an overhaul of its grantmaking programs to focus on inequality and to double the ...

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LGBTQ immigrant activists block road outside trans detention center

Several badass LGBTQ and immigrant rights leaders blocked the intersection in front of a detention center in Santa Ana today. They’re demanding an end to our abusive detention and deportation system, starting with the release of undocumented transgender women held within the facility.

Several badass LGBTQ and immigrant rights leaders blocked the intersection in front of a detention center in Santa Ana today. They’re demanding an end to our abusive detention

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The #ToyLikeMe campaign calls for toys with disabilities

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have been sharing photos showing the creative lengths they’d gone to making over their kids’ toys. 

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have ...

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Climate justice is intersectional feminism in action

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On a rainy Friday morning in mid-April, a group of Harvard University dining hall workers brought a petition about workplace conditions to the office of University President Drew Gilipin Faust. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

On a rainy Friday morning in mid-April, a group of Harvard University dining hall workers brought a petition about workplace conditions to the office of University ...

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Activists put up “No Catcall Zone” street signs in NYC and Philly

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the recipient of hundreds of instances of gender-based street harassment — ranging from verbal to physical — I have often wondered why we don’t have street signs telling people not to harass.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

As the recipient of hundreds of instances of gender-based street harassment — ranging from verbal to physical — I have often wondered why we don’t ...

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