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Karen Schwartz, a teacher at Phoenix School of Discovery in Louisville, attends a March event in support of public education in Frankfort, Kentucky. Copyright photo by Bryan Woolston of The Associated Press

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Philanthropy and Families in 2019: Activists for Justice

December 26, 2019

Marguerite Casey Foundation is nurturing a national family-led movement for justice and equity, focusing on advocacy, activism and education. For families, poverty is not a single issue. Here is a sample of 2019 Equal Voice stories about activism and hope.

March 26, 2019

“Teacher Strikes Draw Attention to School-Family Connection”

In 2019, teacher strikes in school districts nationwide put a spotlight on the need for good pay, smaller class sizes and resources for youth. Some community leaders say more can be done to improve schools so they can better serve families in all parts of the U.S. Learn more by reading the story.

May 29, 2019

“Organizations Urge Everyone to be Counted in 2020 Census”

Ensuring an accurate 2020 Census is crucial for all communities, nationwide. Marguerite Casey Foundation is co-publishing this story, which originally appeared in La Opinión, as part of its ongoing partnership with ImpreMedia, a national media organization. Learn more by reading the story.

June 18, 2019

“Black Immigrants Are Fighting Deportation, Too.”

While some media coverage might only focus on immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is reminding the public that families also have arrived from Liberia, Somalia and Haiti. These families, BAJI says, contribute to the U.S. Learn more by reading the story.

Aug. 14, 2019

“In Birmingham, Activists Work to Protect Families and Environment”

Marguerite Casey Foundation awards Journalism Fellowships and Scholarships to focus on families working for equity – and to challenge how the public thinks about poverty. Katherine Webb-Hehn, a 2018 Fellow, looks at health, pollution and justice. Learn more by reading the story.

Aug. 23, 2019

“Chicago Families Take on Gentrification and Housing”

Gentrification is affecting housing in the U.S. In Chicago, families are organizing for solutions. Marguerite Casey Foundation is co-publishing this story, which first appeared in La Raza, as part of its partnership with ImpreMedia, a national media organization. Learn more by reading the story.

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Equal Voice is Marguerite Casey Foundation’s publication featuring stories of America’s families creating social change. With Equal Voice, we challenge how people think and talk about poverty in America. All original Equal Voice content, including freelance photography, can be reproduced for free, as long as proper credit and a link to our homepage are included. Photographs from The Associated Press are copyright protected.

Philanthropy and Families in 2019: Activists for Justice

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