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From Bike to Bus and Back Again

November 12, 2013

Paulo Michelini recently obtained his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. He’s currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at AIDS Alabama and plans to attend medical school in the fall.

Who is Birmingham?: Cultivating Cross-Cultural Relationships

November 7, 2013

Noah Schuettge is a recent transplant to Birmingham, AL and is serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Social Justice department at the YWCA Central Alabama.
 
In 1991, the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn broke out into three days of violence.

Trash or Treasure

November 5, 2013

Rose Prince is an AmeriCorps member serving at the YWCA Central Alabama as a court advocate with Domestic Violence Services. She recently moved back to Alabama, her birth-state, from Tennessee where she attended Bryan College, graduating with a B.A. in Psychology this past May.

Monthly Roundup: News Highlights from October

October 31, 2013

Each month, we give you a roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to let the stories spark productive conversations that can help create change.
 

Redskins, Rebels and Lingering Racial Injustice

October 24, 2013

Rebecca Harkless is a second year AmeriCorps member serving in the YWCA Central Alabama’s Social Justice Department. In her service, Rebecca co-facilitates Heritage Panel trainings in area high schools and middle schools. She has also been on staff for Anytown Alabama.
 
Sunday night. Sunday night football. Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Pink & Purple: Creating a New Movement and Conversation

October 17, 2013

For me and so many others this is not just about a race for the cure for both issues. This is about the conversation of breast cancer and domestic violence awareness in the month of October becoming a full conversation that impacts, encourages and educates while eradicating the SILENCE that leaves women vulnerable to both domestic violence and diseases like breast cancer.

Domestic Violence Awareness, An Opportunity to Save Lives

October 15, 2013

Johnny LeeJohnny Lee is the Founder of Peace@Work, an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence, in and through the workplace.  Previously, he was the Workplace Violence Specialist for the State of North Carolina and the Victim Services Coordinator for the Asheville Police Department.  He also provides the ePanicButton, the Threat Assessment Tool and the Rampage Report.

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