the politics of feminism, race and a new progressive movement.
Race, Feminism, Our Future- From the Editors
Visionary ideas are needed to move forward on social justice and equality. •Art by Taryn Wells and Faith Ringgold
Women of Color Push Reproductive Justice - by Natalie Bell
EXCLUSIVE: Gathering in D.C., SisterSong turns to site-specific activism. •Video
Taking on Postracialism - by Rinku Sen
Racial justice demands aiming higher and farther. •Art by Taryn Wells
To Stop Gender Violence, Start Changing the Tune - by Andrea Smith
Cops aren’t ending violence against women – why not something new? •Art by Natalie Frank
Beginning with the Children: To Teach Peace - by Eleanor J. Bader
Youth learn to stand up to bullies, ‘isms’ and social ills. •Art by Gwyneth Leech
Birthers and Birchers: Hiding Behind Stars and Stripes - by Loretta J. Ross
‘Coded’ language embeds reactionary views. •Art by Helene Ruiz and Gloria Holwerda-Williams
The Art Perspective- Curated by Linda Stein
Featuring the Art of Faith Ringgold, "How the People Became Color Blind and We Came to America."
Mujeres Take Back the Culture With Old Photos - by Graciela Sanchez
A San Antonio arts program lights up activism and reaches across barriers.
The Poet's Eye - From Poetry Co-Editor Clare Coss
Poets Marian Cannon Dornell and Cheryl Clarke stride through history. •Art by Emma Amos
The First of All Liberties: Making Health Care Meet All Women’s Needs - by Eesha Pandit
A reality-based “plan” requires reproductive justice. •Art by Helene Ruiz
Natural Disasters, Climate Change Uproot Women of Color - by Jacqui Patterson
Firing up voices on environmental impact puts global warming in focus. •Art by Emma Amos
The ‘New’ Population Control Craze: Retro, Racist, Wrong Way to Go- by Betsy Hartmann
Shifting world problems to women’s bellies is a tattered trick. •Art by Janet Goldner
Stimulating Social Change, Then and Now- by Suzanne Pharr
Jobs rebuilding communities would tap feminist ideals. •Art by Emma Amos
From the On The Issues Print Archive
Bum Raps, “Bubbas," and Affirmative Action
On The Issues Magazine
Radio commentator and writer Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D. hosted a lively exchange with attorney Barbara A. Arnwine and National Urban Coalition head Ramona Edelin, Ph.D. Among topics discussed: the image of African American women in Congressional debates and rap music:
As On The Issues Magazine takes up the feminism, race and a new progressive movement in today’s world in this edition, readers can check out articles related to the topic from our print archives.
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Florynce Kennedy and Irene Duvall, activists in both the civil rights and women's movements, joined On the Issues Magazine as contributing editors in 1985, and were interviewed by Merle shortly thereafter. Talking about women and power, Flo, who died in Dec. 21, 2000 at the age of 84, said, with trademark feistiness:
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The Love of Strangers by Merle Hoffman
"She Had a Heartbeat Too" The Tragic Death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish Hospital by Ann Rossiter
First Irish Abortion Clinic Opens Amid Controversy, Threats and Confusion by Caelainn Hogan
Forty Years After Roe V Wade, Getting an Abortion is Still a Major Challenge by Eleanor J. Bader
It's Up to Us to Defend Abortion Rights by Mary Lou Greenberg
Back and Forth by Judith Arcana
The Poet's Eye: Curated by Judith Arcana
Suggested Reading by Anna Platt and the Feminist Press
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