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Ayla Gavins – Principal, Mission Hill School- Education Justice Listening Project

Ayla Gavins is the Principal of Mission Hill K-8 School in Boston, MA. From the mission statement of Mission Hill School: The task of public education is to help parents raise youngsters who will maintain and nurture the best habits of a democratic society be smart, caring, strong, resilient, imaginative and thoughtful. It aims at [Read More]

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One Woman’s Journey to “Live YOUR Light!” by Judy M. Ford

MY JOURNEY TO “Live YOUR Light!” – PART 1: In 2007, on the heels of being ‘let go’ from my job of 4 years, I was offered a high-level senior leadership position in one of the nation’s largest national foundations with nearly a $500 million endowment – a career coup for any philanthropy professional; especially [Read More]

Humiliation at School Should be a Thing of the Past – by Linda Stout

  “Dozens of children at a Utah elementary school had their lunch trays snatched away from them before they could take a bite this week. Salt Lake City School District officials say the trays were taken away at Uintah Elementary School Tuesday because some students had negative balances in the accounts used to pay for [Read More]

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Programs like Standing in our Power (SiOP) are needed now more than ever as we prepare for a shift in our nation’s demographics. In July 2012 the Center for American Progress released an issue brief on “The State of Women of Color in the United States.” The issue brief takes an in-depth look at the status of women of color and makes clear that our voices are missing at a time when national demographic trends continue to shift toward women of color becoming the majority among all women. Women of color today are largely underrepresented in the national debate on key issues, including reproductive health care, women’s rights, and the economy—despite the direct impact these issues have on us personally, as well as on our families and communities. SiOP is proactively building the leadership and capacity of women of color across generations who are preparing to take a seat at the tables where our voices have been missing, and to do so in a way that transforms what it means to lead. Take a look at this short excerpt of the SiOP 2013 film and to learn more about this important work. To see more of our organizational videos please visit our videos page.