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Forming the continuum: New York artist Lehna Huie on the future in her work

February 9, 2016   by Cevan Castle   Lehna Huie is a multidisciplinary fine artist, arts educator, cultural worker and curator, and mom to Simone, her one-year-old daughter. In the fall of 2015, she participated in a five week residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I spoke with her about the transition into … Continue reading

TeachDREAM and the ICE-FREE NYC initiative

TeachDREAM is an initiative of the New York Collective of Radical Educators.  The online guide offers extensive resources for educators, counselors, and families regarding undocumented children in schools, schools as safe zones, ICE-FREE NYC, sanctuary cities, legal services, safety visuals, and more. http://teachdreamnyc.com

GOP: equal pay for women could cause job losses

Republican women senators offer toothless legislation aimed at improving the gender wage gap.  Many of the features of the Paycheck Fairness Act- which was voted down by the GOP 3 times- have been removed, including the mandate for businesses to report gender and wage information back the federal government for monitoring.  The new act, called the … Continue reading

Human Rights Campaign: Maps of State Laws & Policies, by Issue

Where does your state stand on issues of family, equality and civil rights? http://www.hrc.org/state_maps

PBS Newshour Segment: Why Americans are Struggling with- and Defaulting on- Small Debts

One of the things that suddenly came into focus for me, when I became a parent, was the importance of “asset accrual” in stabilizing a small family (previously eschewed by me for reasons of “artistic freedom”). And also, ways to help my child have a better financial footing than I did. This is a great- … Continue reading

DC Childcare Collective – a cooperative childcare model

Started in 2005, the DC Childcare Collective provides volunteer-based care for children, allowing parents to participate in social justice initiatives. http://dcchildcarecollective.org