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Speaking Out

Israel's War on Gaza: American Jews Must Speak Out

Bob Herbst | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Bob Herbst

We know in our hearts that these largely ineffectual weapons do not justify bombing and shelling cafes, beaches, mosques, schools, shelters and homes containing large families, knowing that thousands of innocent civilians will be killed and wounded.

Mental Health in the Black Community

Krystal Reddick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
Krystal Reddick

There is stigma in every racial and ethnic community around mental health, but especially so in the black community. But there is nothing more important than self-care. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. We were not meant to soldier on alone. We are part of communities for a reason.

Speaking Out Against Sexual Assault at Colgate

Amanda Golden | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

Let us take a hard look at the social environment we create that permits -- consciously or subconsciously -- assaults like the one on my campus last week to occur.

From America to Morocco: Never Be Afraid to Talk to Anyone!

Sam Vaghar | Posted 12.04.2013 | Impact
Sam Vaghar

Twenty minutes into the conversation, I asked him, "How do you survive?" Looking up at the passerby, he replied, "I'm not afraid to talk to anyone. I'm not afraid to look up at those above me and ask for help. Never be afraid to talk to anyone." Never be afraid to talk to anyone. This advice changed my life.

If I Lean In, Will I Still Get Checked Out?

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 06.02.2013 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Men's opinions of what is sexy and confident evolves as our culture's opinions of what is sexy and confident evolves. If we decide we all need to speak up more and be more aggressive in our career-driven daily lives, we can redefine what is attractive to a man.

V-Day

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

V-Day, founded by Eve Ensler, is a global day of recognition and protest, as millions demand a stop to violence against women and girls.

Do You Speak Your Mind?

Karen Luniw | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Luniw

Wouldn't it be great if everyone could speak up for what they wanted? That was the point when my whole life turned around and I started to have more of what I wanted in my life. It was necessary to get to where I am today.

Do Girls Matter? Sexism and Sexual Abuse

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robin Sax

by Vicki Polin Over the last ten years there's been so much emphasis and media attention on cases of clergy sexual abuse - with the perpetrators bein...