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How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Paul Schmitz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I've told the real Rosa Parks story dozens of times to diverse audiences, and have been amazed how few know it. Understanding the truth beyond the myths can help us organize better against current injustices.

The Rewards of Diversity and Inclusion

Paul Schmitz | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

There is great untapped talent in our communities, and our organizations have to commit to change our policies and practices to make extra efforts to build the diverse leadership we need.

Obama First Invited Me To The White House For LGBT Advocacy 19 Years Ago; Today I Return

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Today's LGBT Pride Reception is poignant for me because while the Obamas won't even know my name, I feel like I'm returning to say hello to old friends, allies in fighting for truly intersectional social justice since we were all young.

Leave No Young Adult Behind

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

We need to provide opportunities for both those coming from our campuses and coming from our communities. There are solutions that cost tens of billions less than inaction.

LGBT Youth: We Need You

Paul Schmitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Schmitz

It has long troubled me when any population is marginalized and we don't benefit from their full, authentic participation and leadership in society. Recent advances in equal rights for our LGBT citizens are only a beginning.

I Am Not Travyon Martin

Paul Schmitz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

When we assume that young people, especially young people of color in poor neighborhoods, are the problem, we are actually missing the solution.

Save Civilian Service -- It Boosts Local Economies & Strengthens Communities

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

Like military service, civilian service boosts pride among those who serve and can help make people feel a profound sense of connection to their country. It also provides countless benefits for communities and their residents.