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Paved With Good Intentions: White Saviorism & The Non-Profit Industrial Complex

On March 28th, 2018 the U.S. Health Justice Collaborative hosted a panel event titled "Paved with Good Intentions: White Saviorism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex." This event explored themes of power, privilege, and financial incentive within the non-profit industry that inhibit the achievement of equity and structural reform in the United States. Panelists spoke to their efforts confronting these challenges in our community.

Panelists:
-Kerry Ellington: Grassroots Community Organizer For People Against Police Brutality and Social Justice/Anti-racist Educator, Youth Worker
-Jordan Flaherty: Critically acclaimed journalist and author of No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality
-Erin Livensparger: Clinical Services Applications Manager, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
-Kica Matos: Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center for Community Change
-Barbara Tinney: Executive Director, New Haven Family Alliance
Learn more about the USHJ Collaborative at http://ushjcollaborative.wixsite.com/ushj. Connect with USHJ Collaborative on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.co...

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

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