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What We're Reading: November Equity and Social Justice Edition

Thursday, November 12, 2020

By Alice Y. Hom and Daniel Lau, Northern California Grantmakers

Alice Hom and Daniel Lau

November kicked off with the end of daylight savings time and an election, both of which signify change in our lives. The articles this month lift up questions of power, self-determination, interdependence, and curiosity. 

1. Kamala Harris is the first Black and South Asian woman to be VP. When someone is labeled first, who is being forgotten? Who never got the chance to try?

The Bind of Being First - Society's Obsession With Firsts | by Kaitlyn Greenidge, Harper's Bazaar 

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2. “I can now be proud of my country again.”

Women and LGBTQ+ voters celebrate Harris’ win | by Chabeli Carrazana, Shefali Luthra, Barbara Rodriguez, and Kate Sosin, The 19th

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3. The 2020 Election turnout is on pace to break decades-old records. Who helped carry Biden to victory?

Why so many young people showed up on Election Day | by Lili Pike, Vox

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4. How do we shift our overly individualistic and self-interested culture?

How to fix our country's empathy problem, starting with the farmworkers who keep us fed | by Ashlie D. Stevens, Salon

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5. “It has affected me in many ways, economically and emotionally.”

'Full-blown depression': Most Latina domestic workers grapple with housing, food insecurity | by Nicole Acevedo, NBC News

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Bonus: This month’s bonus is on food and the cultural history of a dish that we hope you enjoy.

These Crispy Roasted Potatoes Have Deep Roots in Ohlone History

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