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Meet Lateefah Simon: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Lateefah Simon is a 25-year veteran organizer and nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and social justice. She is also an elected member of the Bay Area Rapid Transit board of directors and the President of MeadowFund. Simon also previously worked as the executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Simon is also [...]

2023-08-16T17:21:16-04:00August 16th, 2023|Art, Events, Interviews|0 Comments

Meet Phillip Agnew: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Phillip Agnew, a native of Chicago, Ill., and co-founder of the Dream Defenders. He found his voice as one of today’s most prolific community activists while a student at FAMU. In addition to serving as student body president from 2006-2007, a student member of the Board of Trustees, and the co-chair of the University’s Vote Coalition, he was recognized as a [...]

2023-08-16T15:03:48-04:00August 16th, 2023|Art, Events, Interviews|0 Comments

Meet Angela Davis: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Angela Davis is a political activist, author, and professor. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1944. Angela experienced racism at a very young age. Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the country. Her neighborhood was nicknamed “Dynamite Hill” because of how often the Klu Klux Klan targeted the homes. Angela believed that capitalism and racism were dangerous [...]

2023-08-16T14:52:38-04:00August 16th, 2023|Art, Events, Interviews|0 Comments

Meet Dorsey Nunn: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Dorsey is a leading expert with over 40 years of professional experience in criminal justice reform. He is the first formerly incarcerated director of a public interest law office in California. Dorsey was sentenced to life in the California Department of Corrections when he was 19 years old. He paroled in 1981 and discharged from parole in 1984. Under his leadership [...]

2023-08-16T14:40:18-04:00August 16th, 2023|Art, Events, Interviews|0 Comments

Meet Aida Mariam Davis: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Born to an Ethiopian family in Baltimore, Aida Mariam Davis lived between multiple worlds. She is a descendant of anti-colonial fighters who kept Ethiopia free from colonialism when virtually all of Africa was carved out and divided among European powers. She was raised in Apple Valley, CA where her father was a member of the Mojave Desert Sierra Club and instilled [...]

2023-08-16T14:22:54-04:00August 16th, 2023|Art, Events, Interviews|0 Comments

Voting Rights Advocates File Legal Challenge to Michigan’s Restrictions on Transporting Voters to the Polls 

Contact: Aneesa McMillan amcmillan@priorities.org Cell: (334) 505-0330‬ August 11, 2023 Voting Rights Advocates File Legal Challenge to Michigan’s Restrictions on Transporting Voters to the Polls  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Detroit Disability Power, Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans, Michigan Clergy Connects, Priorities USA and an individual voter filed a new legal challenge to Michigan’s voter transportation ban, which makes it a misdemeanor to hire [...]

2023-08-15T13:21:26-04:00August 15th, 2023|News, Voting|0 Comments

 Live Free OKC is on a mission to prevent gun violence

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Live Free OKC is on a mission to prevent gun violence and they believe they have an alternative solution, launching Oklahoma’s first community intervention program. “What we know is that less than 1% of a city’s population is usually responsible for almost 60% of the gun related shootings and homicides,” said Pastor Mike McBride, Executive Director of [...]

2023-08-04T15:19:04-04:00August 4th, 2023|Community Violence Intervention, News|0 Comments

Break the Cycle of Violence Act

Today LIVE FREE USA has issued the following statement in response to the re-introduction of the "Break the Cycle of Violence Act" proposed in the House of Representatives yesterday, July 28, 2023: “LIVE FREE USA and our nation-wide Affiliates commend Congressman Steven Horsford’s re-introduction of the “Break the Cycle of Violence Act,” which represents a much-needed step towards addressing the deadly [...]

2023-07-28T13:48:17-04:00July 28th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Firearm Mortality by State

Firearm mortality statistics in the United States reveal significant concerns regarding the impact of firearms on public health and safety. As of 2019, firearms were involved in approximately 37% of all homicides, making them a prominent factor in violent deaths. Additionally, around 51% of suicides were carried out using firearms, highlighting the urgent need to address the association between firearm availability [...]

2023-07-25T12:52:03-04:00July 25th, 2023|Events, Gun Violence, News, Reports|0 Comments

Meet Mistah F.A.B. : Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, community organizer and activist. F.A.B.'s community activism and philanthropic efforts have been highly visible throughout the years. Most notably, he hosts and organizes annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaways, backpack and school supply drives, holiday toys events and various charitable events benefiting Cancer and Domestic Violence.    Mistah F.A.B. will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Kehinde Wiley: [...]

2023-07-19T11:33:38-04:00July 19th, 2023|Art, Events, Interviews|0 Comments
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