One way to approach reproductive health inequality is the Sojourner Syndrome: an intersectional approach that examines how racism, classism and gender operate in the lives of Black women produce increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant mortality. Here is one woman's story and how we can approach this issue to make real change.
This lesson plan is an introduction to "civic health" and its connection to "great citizenship." It helps students learn about how ordinary citizens participate in the public arena by volunteering, voting, donating, working with neighbors and public officials, learning about and engaging on issues, attending public events and hearings, etc.
We all live with multiple identities that shape our experience of the world and how we are perceived. In my case, oppression and privilege intersect. It's not always easy to examine our privilege, but I have seen firsthand the danger of failing to recognize complex intersecting identities.
What is civic engagement? People solving problems and making the country work better. According to author Brian Aull, effective engagement is built on service, learning, and community. Here are three real-world examples of civic engagement that demonstrate these virtues.