Blog Profiles: Social Justice Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Due to current events, we’re dedicating this week’s roundup to social justice blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
As many Americans are making a concerted effort to educate themselves on the economic and social issues currently impacting society, we wanted to recognize a few unique blogs that offer helpful resources.
1. Impact Fund
The Impact Fund provides grants, co-counsel, and training to lawyers to help maintain legal support to marginalized communities.
Started as an attempt to provide funding to smaller legal firms, its reach has expanded to cover everything from LGBTQ+ issues and prison reform to inciting serious environmental reform.
Great reads: Civil Rights Class Action Challenges Broken Criminal Justice System in Louisiana; and Impact Fund Joins Fight Against Transgender Discrimination at Starbucks.
Follow @impactfund on Twitter.
2. UC Social Justice
This blog is run by University of Cincinnati Law’s Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice, with a team made up of professors and recent graduates.
The blog aims to prepare law students to tackle social justice issues and serves as a communication bridge between communities by providing insightful articles.
Posts I found interesting: Whiteness and The Benefit of the Doubt; and Judge Nathaniel R. Jones: A Life of Wisdom, Courage, and Moderation.
Follow @CRGSJ on Facebook.
3. Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health
The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health was launched in 2017 and is one of the research units funded by UCLA. Its research focuses on the “health implications of racism for diverse populations.”
According to the site, “the Center encourages the translation of research findings for use by public health professionals, community organizations and policymakers in their ongoing health equity efforts.”
Posts I encourage you to read: Coronavirus Disease Discriminates. Our Health Care Doesn’t Have To | Opinion; and Racism is Global: Time to Wake Up!
Follow @RacialHealthEq on Twitter.
4. Peace & Justice Center
The Peace & Justice Center is a leading nonprofit in Vermont dedicated to providing support on a multitude of economic and social issues including, but not limited to, LGBTQ+, racial, and gender discrimination in America.
The group spreads awareness through community-building and education, which is achieved through several educational programs. The Center also has compiled a list of resources to aid its mission to educate. These resources include books, films, and other forms of media that can be found here.
Posts I found insightful: Cross Country in a Pandemic: A Privileged Trip; and How has COVID-19 affected BIPOC and Mental Health?
Follow @PJCVermont on Twitter.
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