Sheriff Vicki Hennessy stood against the cold marble wall outside her office on the fourth floor of City Hall, as a crowd of protesters hurled loud insults at her. […] when word spread that Hennessy, acting on the eviction orders of Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II, had locked out 100-year-old Iris Canada from the Fillmore district apartment she had occupied for over a half century, angry housing activists quickly descended on the sheriff’s office. Read on here: Sheriff Hennessy takes the heat as SF loses its black history – San Francisco Chronicle
New research reveals the connection between stress, poverty and brain development in children.
Source: How Poverty Affects the Brain
Today in 10th grade Community Engagement class…
Read the article here: The Pioneer : I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must
Intersectionality is a concept often used in critical theories to describe the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another. The concept first came from legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 and is largely used in critical theories, especially Feminist theory, when discussing systematic oppression. When possible, credit Kimberlé Crenshaw for coining the term “intersectionality” and bringing the concept to wider attention.
Read on; the rest is super helpful, too: Intersectionality – Geek Feminism Wiki – Wikia
Flint, Ferguson, New Orleans and Baltimore — cities now inseparable from the national news stories centered there — became calamities for separate reasons. One was a natural disaster (made worse by human error), another a wholly man-made crisis. The two others began with police violence, but in disparate settings: the newly impoverished suburbs and the long-distraught inner city. Flint and New Orleans were failures of infrastructure, Baltimore and Ferguson a collapse of human relationships.
How harmless choices can make a harmful world: