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Borrower’s ‘Bill of Rights’ protects Californians, promotes financial security and economic justice

In 2016, California enacted AB 2251 The Student Loan Servicing Act. AB 2251 created a regulatory licensing program within the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) and gave the DFPI the authority to oversee companies that service student loans in California. Although AB 2251 created some protections for borrowers, it did not provide the […]

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New Economic Justice Loans Set New Standard for Lending to Minority Businesses

3% fixed interest, no fees, no credit score, decided by peer loan committee WASHINGTON, March 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Former US Comptroller of the Currency and Current President of LISEP Gene Ludwig and CEO of NACA Bruce Marks today announced a groundbreaking loan program for minority-owned businesses. Economic Justice Loans will be a model for […]

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A bold step towards economic justice

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stellantis and the National Business League (NBL) today concluded their National Black Supplier Development Program pilot program, qualifying a group of 13 Black-owned businesses. Stellantis and National Business League Graduate Participants of Nation’s First Black Supplier Development Pilot Program Thirteen companies have been awarded or are under […]

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Youth Day Statement: Women’s Economic Justice Project

Economic Justice for Women Project (EJWP) joins Zimbabwe in commemorating National Youth Day, a day meant to celebrate the efforts of young people to build the country. This year’s theme is “Reducing substance and drug abuse among young people”. Youth in Zimbabwe constitute 67.7% of its 13 million population, with the majority being young women. […]

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Q&A: Economic Justice as Today’s “Extension of the Civil Rights Movement”

Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in Path Finders, an email newsletter from Daily Yonder. Each week, Path Finders features a Q&A with a rural thinker, maker or doer. Do you like what you see here? You can join the mailing list at the bottom of this article and get more conversations like this delivered […]

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Reverend King was a tireless champion of economic justice | Local News

On Monday, January 17, the nation pauses to honor the life of the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The only black American to be honored with a national holiday, many will remember his historic civil rights achievements. But Dr. King also presented himself as a tireless champion of economic justice. His final public speech, […]

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Honor Dr. King by realizing his dream of economic justice

Growing up in northeast Mississippi in the 1960s, I knew next to nothing about Martin Luther King Jr. But in the early 1970s, when I was a student at Mississippi College in Jackson, a professor suggested prescient to a class that we should mark his words: Martin Luther King Jr. would soon be known as […]

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A look back at the Virtual Symposium on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Economic Justice

The program started on October 28, 2021 with a virtual roundtable “The decolonization of development economics” which focused on the first contributions of economists from the countries of the South. You can watch the program here. This was followed by two days of virtual conferences in which economists and political scientists presented articles on race, […]

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Meet the women’s economic justice advocate who empowers Florida domestic workers

Santra Denis returned from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November with a clear reminder of how women around the world are more similar than different. Denis attended COP26 as executive director of the Miami Workers Center (MWC), a Miami-Dade County-based organization that supports low-income communities and low-wage workers, especially black […]

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Remaking the Economy: Information, Media and Economic Justice – Non Profit News

Click here to download the accompanying slides This webinar of NPQit is Redo the economy The series tackles the question of the role of the media in achieving economic justice. Two key elements: 1) community co-creation of content, 2) community accountability. In this webinar, you will learn about the Documenters community program which Municipal office […]

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Washtenaw County District Attorney’s Office Creates New Economic Justice Unit

The Washtenaw County District Attorney’s Office announced a new Economic Justice Unit which will focus on wage theft, employee misclassification, labor trafficking, and consumer scams and fraud. The public rights grant will fund the unit for two years, which means it is not permanent at this time, according to Washtenaw County District Attorney Eli Savit. […]

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St. Louis Development Corporation Seeks Community Voice to Shape Economic Justice Action Plan

The team has launched a survey that allows residents to give their opinion December 2, 2021 | 2 minutes of reading time St. Louis, MO: The St. Louis Development Corporation is seeking feedback from residents, businesses and organizations to help shape the next Economic Justice Action Plan announced in September of this year. Working with […]

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Pandemic is no excuse to undermine economic justice | New York Civil Liberties Union

The pandemic has led to a new appreciation of the workers who make our lives possible. These essential workers include the people who produce the food we eat. But now the pandemic – which should make us more grateful for the work farm workers do – is being used as an excuse to deny these […]

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Redoing the economy: economic justice in an Indian country – nonprofit news

The NPQ kicks off the 2021-22 season of our Redo the economy series in Indian country. In partnership with the First Nations Development Institute (“First Nations”), we bring three Indigenous economic justice leaders to speak about their work and the challenges they face in a discussion format. Our panelists are: Heather Fleming (Navajo) is Executive […]

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Vermont spiritual leaders renew push for social and economic justice

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro is one of more than 70 spiritual communities that are part of Vermont Interfaith Action. Photo by Kevin O’Connor / VTDigger As Executive Director of Vermont Interfaith ActionDebbie Ingram knows that the 15,000 Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim members of her grassroots organizing group outnumber what the last […]

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Virtual Symposium on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Economic Justice

Symposium overview Structural inequalities hurt economies and people around the world, but it is still unclear why systemic injustice persists, who is held back and who benefits. What questions do we as researchers not ask and answer? What can comparisons between countries tell us? And how do we make sure we’re taking action? On the […]

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Why the Evergrande collapse is part of China’s “economic justice” plan

Make no mistake, the fall of Chinese private real estate giant Evergrande aligns with President Xi Jinping’s stated vision for the nation. He ordered domestic companies to reclaim their position as the cornerstone of the Chinese economy at the 19th Party Congress in 2017, calling them “the pillar of the Chinese economy on which the […]

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Labor will be part of ‘climate and economic justice together’ – LabourList

Ed Miliband is expected to tell the conference that Labor will be the party of “climate and economic justice together” as he lays out his plans to help UK manufacturers win “the global race” to decarbonize. Addressing the party’s annual meeting on Sunday afternoon, the first in-person conference since 2019, the Shadow Business Secretary will […]

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Illinois Democrats Push For Racial And Economic Justice With Biden Ticket | New

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) – Democrats in Illinois focused on economic and racial justice for the third day of the virtual Democratic National Convention. The delegation says the murders of black men and women this year and the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color have rolled back the curtain of injustice in the nation. […]

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Potter County Department Offers Economic Justice Courses to Victims of Domestic Violence | New

COUDERSPORT, Pa .– A Way Out, the Potter County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, offers two free economic justice courses, one starting in October and one starting in November. One form of domestic violence that is often overlooked is economic and financial violence, said Jennifer Rossmann, sexual violence advisor. She said economic and financial […]

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Vanita Gupta Says Antitrust Crackdown Necessary To Ensure “Economic Justice”

Deputy Attorney General Vanita Gupta on Tuesday described the Biden administration’s emphasis on aggressive antitrust enforcement in terms of economic justice, denouncing the consolidation of key sectors of the economy as detrimental to consumers and workers. Gupta, whose portfolio includes overseeing the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice, told a virtual audience at […]

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Economic Justice: Raising New Voices and New Leaders Latinx – Nonprofit News

“Escucha, Thomas This article is the first in a series of articles which NPQ, in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy, will publish in the coming weeks. The series highlights the voices of Latinx leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to share their experiences on a range of economic justice issues that affect Latinx communities. […]

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Government to present renewed commitment to justice and economic rights

The Generation Equality Forum which will begin tomorrow, June 30 in Paris, was organized by the government of France and the United Nations Women (UN Women). Vice-President Dr Philip Mpango will represent President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the forum. Speaking at a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday, French Ambassador to Tanzania Frédéric Clavier […]

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New York City Celebrates June 19 With Block Party, Unveils Economic Justice Plan

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City kicked off its June 19 celebration with a block party Friday at St. Nicholas Park in Harlem. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation making June 19 a federal holiday to be observed on Friday, since the actual date falls on a Saturday. It is now the […]

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Donovon Lynch family launches foundation for social and economic justice

The Donovon Wayne Lynch Foundation for Social and Economic Justice offers scholarships to students who hope to improve communities. NORFOLK, Virginia – Donovon Lynch’s family are pushing for police reform in Virginia Beach and beyond. On Thursday, the Donovon Wayne Lynch Foundation for Social and Economic Justice hosted its inaugural events at Norfolk State University. […]

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Get Inspired by “Democracy In Color”, Australia’s premier racial and economic justice organization

At Urban List, we believe it is important to recognize pioneers who align their values ​​with their actions, which is why we have partnered with Bank Australia share the inspiring stories of Australians who joined the clean money movement and aligned their bank with their values. Taking positive action to help make the world a […]

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New York City Announces June 17 Economic Justice Plan – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that New York City will launch an economic justice plan on June 17. He calls for Universal Baby Bonds to create a scholarship account for each child in a public school. The program would start next year with kindergarten students. READ MORE: New York […]

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MLK’s poor campaign demanded economic justice

They started to arrive by buses loaded on May 12, 1968 demand economic justice. The Poor Campaign, a brainchild of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), has drawn to Washington, DC, a diverse coalition of White, Latino, Native and Black Americans from across the country . They came from […]

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On the Politics of Chamba and the Pursuit of Economic Justice | Malawi Nyassa Times

The inviting words were encapsulated in the Chakwera Super hi5 political campaign plan; “Thrive together. “ These, ladies and gentlemen, are not just words. It was a statement of extreme intent, a holy grail of all campaign promises and the quintessential mantra of the epitome of Tonse’s change agenda. And if I’m not mistaken, that […]

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Delivering economic justice through the Court of Substitutes

In the 21st century, the American dream remains elusive to people of color, immigrants, and low-income families, due to the systemic racism that has prevailed throughout the history of our society – especially within the justice system. Equal protection under the law begins with judicial representation that reflects the communities we serve, ensuring that our […]

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New SLDC Director Seeks to Bring Economic Justice to Saint-Louis | Local News

Neal Richardson assumes new role July 1 Neal Richardson works for economic justice. The new executive director of the St Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) will take over at the end of June and says residents can expect to see more community engagement to strengthen neighborhoods and economically move the whole city forward. SLDC is a […]

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New Director of St. Louis Development Corporation Says Economic Justice is Priority

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones on Thursday appointed Neal Richardson as the new executive director of the St. Louis Development Corporation. Richardson will take up his post at the end of the month, replacing longtime director Otis Williams, who announced his intention to retire last year. American St. LouisNeal Richardson is the new executive director […]

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“Can we say economic justice? Said Malaki Seku Amen.

“Can we say economic justice? Malaki Seku Amen told his partners as they stood on the western steps of the California Capitol last Monday. Malaki Seku Amen is the Executive Director of California Urban Partnership, a Sacramento-based organization that works to create economic opportunity for communities of color. Seku Amen stands in solidarity with the […]

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Community leaders organize rally around equal pay and economic justice

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A rally was held in Philadelphia around equal pay and economic justice. The event happened on Friday in the 5500 block of Germantown Avenue, near Market Square Park and the Uncle Bobbies Bookstore. It’s part of a nationwide bus tour to bridge the racial wealth gap in the United States. This rally […]

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US Rep. Palmer calls for ‘energy justice’, ‘economic justice’ as Democrats push for ‘climate justice’

President Joe Biden has been in office for just over 100 days and he has already had a profound impact on energy policy, especially now that Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House. Part of that impact is a renewed focus on so-called anthropogenic climate change, which U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) […]

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Inslee signs economic justice law to help working families

Story Governor Jay Inslee today signed an economic justice legislative package, including the Working Families Tax Credit and the Capital Gains Excise Tax, which begins the process to make the system taxable Washington reversed more just and more equitable. The governor signed the package at the Tukwila community center surrounded by lawmakers, local elected officials […]

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Workers have been demanding economic justice for decades. This year, our lawmakers have started to listen. | May 5-11, 2021

As the Executive Director of the Statewide Poverty Action Network, I work with many people whose lives could be changed with a little cash help. When people in our listening sessions talk about what they would do with a few hundred dollars, I am always struck by how the needs are on a daily basis. […]

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Governor of Washington: Economic Justice Legislation

Olympia, WA (STL.News) Gouv. Jay inslee today signed an economic justice legislative package, including the Working Families Tax Credit and the Capital Gains Excise Tax, which begins the process to make Washington’s reverse tax system more fair and more equitable. The governor signed the package at the Tukwila community center surrounded by lawmakers, local elected […]

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Inslee signs economic justice law to help working families | by the WA governor’s office | Washington State Governor’s Office

Governor on Tuesday signed working family tax credit and capital gains excise tax in Tukwila Governor Jay Inslee today signed an economic justice legislative package, including the Working Families Tax Credit and the Capital Gains Excise Tax, which begins the process to make the system taxable Washington reversed more just and more equitable. “It’s a […]

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NJCBA ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH NJ ECONOMIC JUSTICE ADVOCACY TO ENSURE MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN NJ’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY

NJCBA ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH NJ ECONOMIC JUSTICE ADVOCACY TO ENSURE MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN NJ’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY Trenton – The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with some of New Jersey’s foremost economic justice advocates to ensure minority representation in the emerging cannabis industry. the state. Alliance partners […]

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A global consensus based on economic justice and shared prosperity

Economist John Williamson, who coined the term “Washington Consensus”, died in April 2021 at the age of 83. Economic debates in post-apartheid South Africa were shaped by the ideas of Williamson. As inequalities continue to increase and as we strive to rebuild better after the pandemic, we can look to South Africa for a new […]

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It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions

Air pollution has serious consequences – the World Health Organization estimates that it kills 7 million people a year. Indeed, recent research suggests that nearly 9 million people died each year from exposure to air pollution caused by fossil fuel combustion from 2012 to 2018. The economic impacts on health and productivity of exposure to […]

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Monday Informant: Rural Economic Justice Program | Local News

The free press Land Stewardship Project Family Farm will sponsor a new program focused on rural economic justice at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. BYOB (Breakfast) is a virtual program offered to highlight the work of the Land Stewardship Project during the 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature, as well as to discuss how to protect farms, […]

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Four ways Biden and Democrats can spur real economic justice

Rampant economic inequality in the United States demands structural solutions centered on racial justice. Income inequality and unequal access to jobs, health care, and benefits disproportionately harm Blacks, Indigenous people and people of color. Racial wage inequality already costs the US economy about $ 2.3 trillion a year. President Biden has said his administration will […]

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Culture Shift: How 2 Nonprofits Are Using Art to Inspire Visionary Economic Justice – Non Profit News

Two organizations dedicated to supporting nonprofits as they shape social justice narratives have teamed up to distribute lesson plans and discussion guides to promote difficult conversations about economic justice in our schools and communities. communities. They follow a long tradition across the world of amplifying voices through striking visual imagery in the hopes of turning […]

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Actor and activist Hill Harper talks about economic justice at MLK Day vigil

After actor and activist Hill Harper published his first book, “Letters to a Younger Brother,” he discovered that juvenile court judges had assigned his work to book reviews. These reports led him to receive letters from incarcerated young black men, including one from a 16-year-old named Bryan. “As you said in your book, a lot […]

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision for Economic Justice: NPR

Mary Louise Kelly of NPR speaks with Michael Tubbs, Stockton, Calif., Former mayor and founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, about Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on the fight for a universal basic income. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Basic universal income is basically money that goes straight into people’s pockets without any strings attached. […]

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Ensure economic justice for all immigrant families in the third stimulus bill

As President-elect Joe BidenJoe Biden White House: United States Donated 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Globally Police recommend charges against four people over Sinema bathroom protest. renewed his call to a third series of stimulus checks Friday to help Americans in difficulty, it would do well to start by correcting the exclusions of the first two […]

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Student loan cancellation “is a matter of racial and economic justice,” says Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) lent her voice to the choir urging the Biden administration to write off student debt, highlighting the impact on black borrowers. “Canceling student loans is a matter of racial and economic justice in our country,” Pressley said at a virtual conference hosted by the Consumer Federation of America. “Black student borrowers […]

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King Boston seeks corporate donors to make Memorial and Economic Justice Center a reality

King Boston has raised nearly $ 9 million in pledges so far, well above the original target of $ 6 million. But Paris Jeffries will not be satisfied until he gets the total up to $ 15 million. The memorial in honor of Martin Luther King, his wife, Coretta Scott King, and the training time […]

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Economic Justice – Nonprofit News

NPQ launched our economic justice program in July 2018. We believe the economy is too big to be left to economists. By doing our job of economic justice, NPQ consciously operates with an intersectional lens, examining the interrelationships between different social structures, including class, gender and race. Our work is guided by our National Advisory […]

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More work needed to implement Ginsburg’s vision for social and economic justice

Supreme Court judge Ruth bader ginsburgRuth Bader GinsburgYankee Doodling the Media: How ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Became a Rallying Cry Against Media Bias Katie Couric: CNN Shouldn’t Have Left Chris Cuomo ‘Yuck That’ With His Brother Andrew During The Pandemic Katie Couric Dismissed The early cover of the book as ‘weird and deliberate misinterpretation’ MORE is […]

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Advancing economic justice: How the Ford Foundation invests in diversity

The renewed focus on racial disparities in America has caused many investment firms to scramble to rewrite their mission statements to be more inclusive, but there is one organization that is committed to social justice. for decades. Diversity, equity and inclusion are in the DNA of the Ford Foundation. Philanthropy began in 1936 with a […]

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Economic justice needed to stop murders of trans women of color

Even after this summer’s series of historic protests and marches led by trans women of color, the murder of black and brunette trans women continues unabated. During this long summer, the number of deaths of transgender women has steadily increased to reach at least 28, which is more than the total number killed in 2019. […]

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Gabriel Bryant on the need for economic justice in Philadelphia

Opinion Gabriel Bryant on the need for the black community to take ownership of all the systems and institutions that affect it. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips delivered to your inbox every Sunday morning – perfect with a coffee! Youth organizer and advocate Gabriel Bryant. Gabriel Bryant, 41, of East Oak […]

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Economic Justice and System Change: How Should Nonprofits Respond? – Non-profit news

Increasingly, economic inequality has become a central issue in American society. Since the 1970s, wealth and income inequalities have grown rapidly, affecting the work of almost all nonprofit organizations. But how should nonprofits conceptualize the economy and solve the many economic problems that affect the people we serve, especially today, when more than 20 million […]

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Social Justice Summit discusses economic justice – JHS Plank

At Sacramento Jesuit High School, it is an annual tradition to spend a week examining a social justice issue such as mental health or criminal justice. At last week’s Social Justice Summit, students heard a variety of discussions about the realities of economic justice or inJustice. Guest speakers explained how social justice includes the dignity […]

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Advancing Economic Justice for Youth Justice Action Month

Through Duy Pham While Youth Justice Action Month (JAMJ) in october, activists raise awareness and encourage action on behalf of young people affected by the criminal justice system. This year, the YJAM challenge is to ACT (Awaken, Confront, Transform) to end racism. However, we cannot tackle structural racism in the criminal justice system without examining […]

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The forgotten legacy of Martin Luther King? His fight for economic justice | Michael K Honey

Fifty years after his assassination in Memphis, how do we remember Martin Luther King Jr? Popular treatments portray him primarily through his magnificent I Have a Dream speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. King called on America to live up to its historic ideals of equal rights in which all people would be […]

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How to mend the broken economic system

The Archbishop of Canterbury made headlines last week saying Britain’s economic model was “broken” and needed fundamental reform (News, September 8). Write in the Financial Time, to coincide with the launch of an interim report from the Commission on Economic Justice, Bishop Welby lamented “a deep state of economic injustice,” and said most people wanted […]

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Definition of economic justice

What is economic justice? Economic justice is a component of social justice and the welfare economy. It is a set of moral and ethical principles for building economic institutions, where the ultimate goal is to create an opportunity for each person to establish a sufficient material basis on which to have a dignified, productive and […]

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Economic justice | Southern Poverty Law Center

They fall victim to predatory lenders who trap them in a cycle of debt and deprive them and their communities of meager resources. They are denied access to the social safety net by politicians who stigmatize low income workers and blame them for the problems in our country. They are exploited and imprisoned by local […]