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Trauma Victims Trained as Healers

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Newall describes the Healers, the nine young black men completing “a [nine week] Drexel University . . . program that teaches young black men, all victims of trauma, to work through their own experience and to…

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Fit the Description: Conversations between Black Men, Civilians and Officers, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 6:30PM Join the special screening of Fit the Description with the filmmakers on Wednesday, November 1st at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.   Videos from the film series will be shown, with activities and group discussions exploring identity. Fit the Description events are…

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A ‘Stand Your Ground’ Expansion That Expands Inequality

Caroline Light addresses the inequity inherent in the  recently passed bill in the Florida Senate to expand “Stand Your Ground” by noting that “The American legal system’s handling of violent self-defense has long favored white, property-owning men.”  She refers to…

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More Men Are Taking ‘Women’s’ Jobs, Usually Disadvantaged Men

Claire Cain Miller reports on a study at Rutgers found that black, Hispanic, less educated, poor and immigrant men are moving into the lower-status jobs that women mostly did.

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“All the Difference:” Film and Discussion. October 26, 2016

The struggles of young African-American men are examined through the story of two high school students from Chicago’s South Side. The film documents five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty as the two young men pursue their goals…

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