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Leah Hunt-Hendrix
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Leah Hunt-Hendrix has her doctorate from Princeton University in Religion, Ethics and Politics. Born and raised in New York City, she has spent the past decade at the intersection of theory and practice, combining a study of moral philosophy and democratic theory with research around the world in grassroots organizing and social movements. She has lived and worked in Egypt, Syria, and Palestine, where she focused her research on the effects of international aid and development, and the history of popular protest. She is the co-founder of Solidaire, an organization that provides support for social movements.

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So You Want to Be a "Radical" Philanthropist?

(15) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 10:55 AM

"You have $8 billion," a recent article by Dylan Matthews of Vox supposes. "You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do?" Matthews recommends the approach taken by Open Philanthropy, a project of the charitable organization GiveWell, and Good Ventures, the foundation belonging to...

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The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

(33) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:16 AM

Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment, "Protesters Out to Reclaim King's Legacy, but in Era That Defies Comparison," by Tanzina Vega, dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does...

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Occupy, the Brand

(6) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 10:25 AM

2011 was a year of global uprising, a year that seems to already be fading from memory. From the Arab Spring, to the protests that raged across Europe, to Occupy Wall Street, people all over the world took to the streets to express grievances and demand change. But these days,...

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Grassroots Internationalism: Global Social Movements on the Rise

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 8:10 PM

The motley, courageous, committed crews occupying Wall Street and city spaces around the country are making it clear that it's time to get serious about the direction of our country and our global economic system. It's an exciting moment, as the protests are gaining momentum, and demonstrations are...

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When the Exception Proves the Rule

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 3:23 PM

Even in New York, a city that claims the utmost diversity, the lines are drawn. A forceful inertia keeps people in their neighborhoods, which form a tapestry of blocks of colors, many of which have quite clear boundaries. There are few Manhattanites who cross the streets that demarcate, say, the...

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An Historic Day for Women, and Well Worth a Ditty

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2009 | 12:02 PM

"Donors are people...People with children..." New York philanthropist Barbara Dobkin crooned a take-off from the 1974 "Free to Be You and Me" album as members of the press began convening in her family office. May 14 was the final day of the Women Moving Millions campaign, which had tracked $176...

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