Sunday, September 26, 2021

Remembering the Radical Roots of Mother’s Day

Before the flowers, before the jewelry, before the cards and candy Mothers’ Day was a day of activism. In 1858 Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis organized the women in her area into Mothers Day Work...

“Food Bank” for Education

“Every child deserves the best opportunity to be their best self,” is the guiding principle behind Canada’s first “education bank” as envisioned by Theresa Pastore. As the executive director of Parents Engaged in Education...

Marking Time

Founded in 1971 as a non-profit center for contemporary art, New York City’s MoMA PS1 is the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit space for experimental art and community engagement. Through April 4th MoMA PS1...

Alex Trebek’s Wardrobe Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Start

When Jeopardy host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last year, he left behind not only legions of grieving fans but 300 neckties, 58 dress shirts, 25 polo shirts, 15 belts, 14 suits and...

Movies to End Mass Incarceration

Film is a powerful medium for bringing issues to light and inspiring change. As part of "Locked in Solidarity," the Christian Community Development Association's awareness and action week on mass incarceration, the organization has...

American Quilts and Social Change

The Toledo Museum of Art is hosting a unique collection of quilts, both historic and contemporary, for an exhibit it's calling "Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change." While quilts have always held a...

Harriet Tubman’s Former Church Receives Grant

Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal church in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada is the oldest Black congregation in Ontario. Originally founded in 1814, it also has the distinction of being the congregation that Harriet Tubman...