How do communities have a voice?

Title

Islands of Decency

Author

Horton, Myles

Type

Reading

Overview

Tennessee-native Myles Horton was a social activist who co-founded the Highlander Research and Education Center whose faculty and student community included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely…

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Title

Occupy Chicago Protesters

Author

Paul, Linda

Type

Image

Overview

Linda Paul’s photograph of Occupy Chicago protesters in October of 2011 documents the movement’s presence in Chicago. The image provokes conversation about economic and social justice, civil…

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Title

The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements

Author

Addams, Jane

Type

Reading

Overview

In this sixth chapter of Twenty Years at Hull-House, published in 1892, Jane Addams makes a compelling case for settlement work--that is, for living and working among those in need. She writes…

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Title

Shining a Light on Invisible People

Author

Horvath, Mark

Type

Video

Overview

Mark Horvath, producer of “Shining a Light on Invisible People,” is a former drug addict and survivor of homelessness who now uses social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube,…

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Title

Nickel and Dimed

Author

Ehrenreich, Barbara

Type

Reading

Overview

In her New York Times best-selling book, Nickel and Dimed (2001), journalist and activist Barbara Ehrenrich moves from Florida to Maine to Minnesota to explore “low-wage America,” working…

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