Reflections on Juneteenth and Slavery’s Long Economic Shadow
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Reflections on Juneteenth and Slavery’s Long Economic Shadow

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War had ended and all slaves were to be set free. This day, known as Juneteenth, was the last official day of slavery in the United States. While slavery ended, its mechanisms of oppression through labor are still prevalent today. Continue reading »

Exploring International Lessons to Help Illinois End Its School-to-Prison Pipeline
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Exploring International Lessons to Help Illinois End Its School-to-Prison Pipeline

As the U.S. prison system continues to be vastly over-represented by youth of color and costs of incarceration continue to skyrocket, The Woods Fund Chicago launches its Right On Justice Initiative in partnership with the Adler School’s Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ), and the Albany Park Neighborhood Council, with an October 22 … Continue reading »