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Jane Addams

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.

Help Wanted: Child Welfare Heroes

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine James-Brown

My commencement message was devoted to child welfare practice. Currently, the public child welfare systems and agencies across the country are experiencing a severe workforce crisis.

The End of Identity Politics: A Wake Up Call for Feminists

Judi Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judi Jennings

Ask yourself when and why feminists stopped talking about peace and started talking about being tough enough to go to war, and think about what that means.

Chi-Town Activists? Joke Is On GOP

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

Only someone with a sick sense of humor would deride activists who toil in Chicago's worst neighborhoods, dedicating time and effort to providing poor and disenfranchised citizens with a voice in the political and social process.

76 Years After Her Nobel Prize, A Tollway for Jane Addams

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

The fact that it took decades to celebrate a social justice icon this way will likely be lost eventually in the institutionalization of the place where people commute.