For Students, Now Is The Time For Action

    Alex Young -Williams is a sophomore at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He is one of the student leaders for the March For Our Lives MN event next Saturday, March 24, 2018.   Alex grew up in the DC area.  His parents are former diplomats.  He is an International studies major.  Alex is... Continue Reading →


#I believe you

  I recently had the pleasure of meeting two students -- Jessica Bell from Clarkstown South High and Hanson Drysdale from Spring Valley High -- at a 4 day training workshop called Students Advocating to End Dating Abuse (SAEDA). Hanson identifies as an immigrant, having come from Jamaica in 2014.  He said when he came... Continue Reading →

“A world without exploitation”

Lauren Hersh began her legal career as an intern at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), representing women in domestic violence cases.  She later worked at the Brooklyn DA's office prosecuting domestic violence cases, and at that point recognized that her legal calling was in the arena of combating violence against women and girls.... Continue Reading →

From MeToo to NoMore

The vision of the Center for Safety & Change is to help create a society in which all individuals can live with dignity and equality, free from fear, violence and oppression. I asked Amy Siniscalchi, Deputy Executive Director, if the staff had seen any changes in the number or nature of the calls they received at the Center... Continue Reading →

“This is what democracy looks like”

The second annual Women's March took place this past Saturday, January 20th, 2018.  Reports indicate there were 200,000 people in NYC, 300,000 in Chicago, 500,000 in LA, 100,000 in San Francisco, 40,000 in Oakland and 10,000 in Washington, D.C.  International Marches also took place in Rome, Frankfurt, Osaka and Kampala.  Marches are being planned for... Continue Reading →

A Look Back on 2017

This is a look back on the organizations we wrote about in 2017... The founders and visionaries, staff and volunteers of these organizations continue to inspire as they work on important social problems and create positive change in the world. It should come as no surprise that Danielle Butin, founder of AFYA, responded to the... Continue Reading →

Vote for a Gun Sense Candidate

Bob Mokos was the middle child of 7 children.  He grew up in Chicago and went to a Boy's club where he learned how to shoot and compete on a Rifle Team.  According to Bob, at that time, the NRA was a gun safety organization.  Bob grew up to become a pilot for Northwest Airlines and... Continue Reading →

Start The Conversation

  Marit Brock is a mother from Minnesota.  At the time of the Sandy Hook School shooting, her youngest child was in first grade.  She said it was hard for her to understand how sweet innocent children could be murdered in the beautiful world of elementary school.  It pushed her over the edge from thinking... Continue Reading →

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