Just two months before Ferguson, MO exploded into protest against police violence, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The Case for Reparations” appeared in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic. Almost exactly one year after this groundbreaking essay insists America maturate through the payment of reparations to African Americans, the City of Chicago created a reparations program for the survivors and victims of systematic police torture from the 1970s to the early 1990s--a program that could serve as a model for communities seeking justice, both in the future and for the past.
Almost one year ago in Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown and left him lying in the street. Since then, the list of names of unarmed Black people whose lives have been taken by the police keeps growing.
Praxis is excited to be a part of a new national learning community, Transformative Schools Network (TSN)!
This learning community is a collaboration with Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ), the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY), Alliance for a Just Society & The Praxis Project. Our members are comprised over 40 organizations representing 44 states working together to develop and pass comprehensive school health and wellness policies that will transform schools to keep up with students’ needs in the 21st Century.
The Praxis Project board of directors announced today that Makani Themba will transition from her role as founding executive director by the end of this year. The transition signals a new phase in Praxis’ evolution as a leading grassroots movement institution in support of organizing and change work on the local, regional and national level.
Like many of you, we at Praxis were saddened but not surprised by the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Walker for the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Brown family and to all who feel the tremendous grief and suffering of a loved one lost - and so senselessly.
During this election season, many of our partner organizations have been working hard to make sure that people of color, immigrants, and low income folks know about their right to vote and are registered in time. With confusing and misleading language on many of the important ballot initiatives around the country, community organizations have put together voter guides to show how each initiative impacts communities of color.
Join Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food Day, The Praxis Project and dozens of other organizations and individuals to celebrate Food Day on Friday, October 24th at the The First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St NW,
"Your Human Dignity shouldn’t be truncated because you’re priced out of the commodification of an essential resource." Charity Hicks on water shut-offs
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved comrade and sister Charity Hicks has joined the ancestors.