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Who is an American?

Who is an American?

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Jun 19, 2013 05:05 PM |

Kelley weighs in on the impact the Supreme Court's decision on the Voting Rights Act could have on who is deemed an American.

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OCCUPY: Movement or Moment?

OCCUPY: Movement or Moment?

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Nov 08, 2011 11:00 AM |

In Portland, Occupy is moving into its second month of demanding attention to the broken systems that are worsening the inequalities that exist. Occupy reminds us that movements are not a flow chart of demands but organic and messy processes that will make us question and debate and take a lot of time.

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Reflections on Facing Race

Reflections on Facing Race

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Sep 28, 2010 09:07 PM |

Kelley Weigel reflects on the Applied Research Center's Facing Race conference and the politics of hope.

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An Artist's Response to a Call for Vision

An Artist's Response to a Call for Vision

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Aug 01, 2010 02:50 PM |

How do we not just fight the right but create a vision for the world we are striving for? Some ideas about person to person organizing and breaking out of ideological segregation.

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A Valentine for Being in the Moment, and the Moment

A Valentine for Being in the Moment, and the Moment

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Feb 22, 2010 12:10 PM |

We did not solve the world’s economic crisis, but we shared our ideas about how to create common ground as the extremist right tries to push the dialogue further and further away from community and into isolation.

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TRENDZ Youth invited to White House

TRENDZ Youth invited to White House

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Dec 04, 2009 10:35 AM |

TRENDZ interns participate in national strategy meeting December 4th to counter the rise of HIV among youth, particularly African American young people. Trendz co-founder and Center board member Kenya Pierce shares an update.

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Ready (or not) here comes the Census!

Ready (or not) here comes the Census!

Posted by Kelley Weigel at Jul 21, 2009 02:50 PM |

If our organizations aren’t thinking about how we make sure those we work with are counted in the upcoming census, it’s highly unlikely anyone else is thinking about them either and that means fewer federal dollars and less political representation.

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