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Entries from March 2016

Founder of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

March 21st, 2016 · Comments

Katie Cantrell, the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Executive Director, was inspired by the book Eating Animals to do something about the factory farming epidemic. She put together a power point presentation and began sharing her message with anyone who would listen. Today, she has a successful coalition that is built around the model of meeting people where they are--figuratively and allowing them to make bite-sized changes that align with their belief system.

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Patricia McGregor

March 21st, 2016 · Comments

Patricia McGregor is a writer and play director based in Harlem, New York. I spoke with her during the Berkeley tour of The House that Will Not Stand, she shared her thoughts on theater as an intimate form of activism and called on people from all groups to stand in alliance with one another.

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The Legacy of Catalina Torres-As recalled by her cousin

March 19th, 2016 · Comments

In 2008, Catalina Torres, who had been a survivor of domestic violence and a longtime advocate and activist engaged in the movement to end domestic violence, was killed by the estranged husband of another woman who was dealing with domestic violence. Catalina's cousin recalls her story and shares the lessons he learned from losing his cousin in this tragic way.

Today, women in the United States are more likely to be killed by their intimate partner than in any other way. An average of 3 women per day are killed in this way. Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten by her partner. 

If you see or suspect something, gently voice your concerns and offer to be there for the person when/if she/he needs someone to talk to or someone to assist with getting help.  

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Building Community in Times of Crisis

March 16th, 2016 · Comments

Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Founder of #FergusonSyllabus, offered the keynote address at the 2016 Wo/men's Conference at Saint Mary's College. Listen in for some of her insight!

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