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What We're Reading: October Equity & Social Justice Edition

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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

Alice Hom and Daniel Lau

We are in a month of multiple seasons—fall, voting and election, and wildfire. With these article selections, we are hoping to drive continued discussion around how we are affected. How does the ongoing health pandemic impact us differently in material ways? What does community safety mean? What stories can we highlight to share policy effects? 

1. What happens if a trans person has an ID that does not correctly reflect their name and gender?

The long history of trans voters’ disenfranchisement, explained | by Katelyn Burns, Vox

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2. Are we still a sanctuary state if the CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation has a close working relationship with ICE?

He fought wildfires while imprisoned. California reported him to Ice for deportation | by Sam Levin, The Guardian

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3. During the pandemic, farmworkers became even more disposable than they already were.

Unsheltered in Place | by Maddie Oatman, Mother Jones 

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4. There are risks to be Black in the outdoors.

Out There, Nobody Can Hear You Scream | by Latria Graham, Outside Online

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5. Let’s take a deep breath to look at what we can control.

How Nonprofits Can Stop Trump’s Effort to Roll Back Diversity Training | by Tim Delaney and David L. Thompson, Nonprofit Quarterly 

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Bonus: Guide for safety and key questions about labels

We Keep Each Other Safe: A Guide By and For Black, Indigenous, Latinx, POC and LGBTQ Communities Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'POC'?

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