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School Shootings: A Nation in Crisis

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Trying to pin mass shootings on the mentally ill is a distraction and a cop-out. The percentage of people with psychiatric disorders who are dangerous to others is very small. Opportunity [including easy access to guns] is a crucial factor when it comes to violent crimes.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Women's Voices For Change
Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, millions of people are taking part in service projects to honor King’s legacy and his message of nonviolence and social justice. Over the years, the women's voices featured on our site have authored powerful essays and articles on civil rights, combating racism, and tributes directly related to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the values he stood for.
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Courage: What the World Needs Now

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Many of us are passive when we spot injustice. Sometimes we feel it is not our place to interfere, or that one person cannot do much of anything. People who act bravely feel it is better to take a stand, even if they may not win.
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The Wednesday Five: Women in Food

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday Five, we share the latest news about women who are making groundbreaking strides in food and drink and working to combat the obstacles of equal pay and visibility.
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My Oakland March

By Dorothy Gilbert
If you are "eternally vigilant"; if you take responsibility for those things that make a decent, meaningful, beautiful life, then maybe you have a chance to make it so, in spite of all the threats, the viciousness, that are bound to occur around you.
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