Posts Tagged social justice

The Feministing Five: Julia Neubauer

Julia Neubauer is the co-founder and CFO of the Ashraya Initiative for Children, an orphanage in Pune, India. Neubauer, who is originally from a small town in Austria, went to high school in India, where she was struck by how many small children she saw begging on the street, some of them orphans, but many of them begging to help support their families. While she was in high school, Neubauer volunteered at a local orphanage and got a taste for social justice work. She left India to go to college, but not long after she matriculated at Princeton, she got a call from one of her high school classmates, Elizabeth Sholtys. Sholtys had also volunteered in India on ...

Julia Neubauer is the co-founder and CFO of the Ashraya Initiative for Children, an orphanage in Pune, India. Neubauer, who is originally from a small town in Austria, went to high school in India, where she ...

Access to safe and clean water is a fundamental human right

Today is Change.org’s Blog Action Day. They’ve picked the theme of Water for folks around the world to blog about and bring attention to the importance of access to clean and safe water as a human rights issue.

Access to clean and safe water is something that we often take for granted living in the US. We shouldn’t. Not only is our own public water supply often much less safe than we realize, but access to water around the world is a growing problem. While our consumption may not mirror this, our natural resources are limited. If we keep up with certain patterns of consumption and pollution of our water sources, eventually there will not be enough ...

Today is Change.org’s Blog Action Day. They’ve picked the theme of Water for folks around the world to blog about and bring attention to the importance of access to clean and safe water as ...

Today in Feminist History: Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was introduced on August 26th, 1971 by Bella Abzug. And 90 years ago today, the 19th amendment was ratified and women were given the right to vote — but not all women. Black women weren’t given full voting rights until the Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, not to mention other marginalized women (and men) of color were denied citizenship and voting rights until later dates. In short, a very racist history existed within the suffrage movement — that can’t be forgotten.

And still today, voting restrictions for people who have been convicted of felonies and barriers to access for disabled folks means ...

Women’s Equality Day was introduced on August 26th, 1971 by Bella Abzug. And 90 years ago today, the 19th amendment was ratified and women were given the right to vote —

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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Share This!

I recently had the pleasure of reading internet extraordinaire Deanna Zandt‘s newly released book, Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking. You may have read her Feministing interview recently, but I thought I’d give you a bit of a better idea of what Share This offers its readers, and why you should buy the damn thing.

This book is not an instructional how-to on how to use social networking. It isn’t a step-by-step guide on how to use hashtags. What this book offers is a perspective into how social justice and the internet can be intrinsically connected, how they may conflict against one another, and most importantly, how we ...

I recently had the pleasure of reading internet extraordinaire Deanna Zandt‘s newly released book, Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking. You may have read her

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