Thousands Across the U.S. Join the March for Black Women

Thousands Across the U.S. Join the March for Black Women

NESRI joined with Black Women's Blueprint, DC Rape Crisis Center, and Marsha P. Johnson Center in sponsoring the March for Black Women in New York City, Washington, D.C., and several other cities. The marches called for a New Social Contract to address the multiple issues that disproportionately harm black women and girls’ lives, including sexual violence, policing, a broken immigration system and the epidemic of homicides against black transgender women.

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Complaint Filed Against Auditing Company for Ignoring Fatal Flaws in Garment Factory

Complaint Filed Against Auditing Company for Ignoring Fatal Flaws in Garment Factory

September 12, 2018, marked the six-year anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan, which killed nearly 300 workers. This was this the single deadliest factory fire in the history of modern garment production and the deadliest industrial accident in Pakistan’s history.

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Watch: A New Social Contract for Black and Latinx Women

Watch: A New Social Contract for Black and Latinx Women

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September 21st, 2018
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On Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30pm at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, National Economic and Social RIghts Initiative and Black Women's Blueprint collaborated for an event exploring what a New Social Contract means for Black and Latinx women.

The speakers were Cathy Albisa, NESRI; Farah Tanis, Black Women’s Blueprint; Akiba Solomon, Colorlines; Jacqueline Ebanks, NYC Commission on Gender Equity; and Genesis Aquino, activist and 51st Assembly District Leader candidate. The event opened with remarks by Kadiatou Tubman of The Schomburg Center.

Our prior social contract is unraveling and political instability threatens to engulf our country. How can we turn this volatile collapse of business as usual into an opportunity to create a better world for all? Although resistance is crucial, we cannot nurture justice and human rights by merely saying no. We must have a clear vision of a better world and challenge the architecture of injustice that targets Black and Latinx women with particular harshness. Black and Latinx women know well the meaning of struggle. We are the most likely to suffer violence, poor jobs, ill health, losing their children, and more. But we also know how to build community and movement-driven solutions.

Watch the video of this conversation with some of our leading voices discussing what a New Social Contract grounded in universal but equitable systems, deep democracy driven by community control, and human rights values means for Black and Latinx women.

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Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing on Workplace Sexual Harassment Spotlights Fair Food Program

Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing on Workplace Sexual Harassment Spotlights Fair Food Program

On the one-year anniversary of the of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment allegations, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment entitled “#MeToo, What’s Next? Turning a Movement into Action.”

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PUT PEOPLE FIRST! PA STATEWIDE WEEK OF ACTION

PUT PEOPLE FIRST! PA STATEWIDE WEEK OF ACTION

Healthcare Profiteers Put On Notice

Actions across the state September 10-17

At every level of our healthcare system, profiteering entities like Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), insurance companies, nursing care facilities and prison healthcare providers are preventing people from getting quality, dignified and necessary care. From the 10th to the 17th of September, Put People First! PA, a statewide organization with members in 17 counties, will be drawing attention to this important issue.

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Victory in Baltimore: 20 Million Dollars for Permanently Affordable Housing

Victory in Baltimore: 20 Million Dollars for Permanently Affordable Housing

Baltimore will spend $20 million dollars a year on an affordable housing trust, with funding coming from two excise taxes on real estate transactions over one million dollars and other allocations. The trust will be used to create, rehabilitate and preserve more than 4,100 units of affordable housing in the next decade.

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Proscribing Prescriptions or Promoting Public Health? Opioid Treatment in Workers’ Comp

Proscribing Prescriptions or Promoting Public Health? Opioid Treatment in Workers’ Comp

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August 10, 2018

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Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative arrives in Hazleton

Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative arrives in Hazleton

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Open Democracy Article Highlights Advantages of Worker-Driven Social Responsibility

Open Democracy Article Highlights Advantages of Worker-Driven Social Responsibility

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NESRI

An excellent new article in Open Democracy discusses the importance of Worker-driven Social Responsibility:

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Dismissing Water as a Human Right is a Dangerous Path

Dismissing Water as a Human Right is a Dangerous Path

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NESRI

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