Rethinking the Way We Communicate for Social Justice Change

Framing social justice discourse can be challenging. As a communicator, it is necessary to create smart and deliberate messages that do not disparage targeted audiences. That’s why Advancement Project has partnered with The Opportunity Agenda to create The Social Justice Phrase Guide, a new toolkit that helps communicators craft inclusive messages.


When Arts Activism Meets Criminal Justice Reform: October 2015 Partner News

Criminal Justice is at the forefront of our Creative Change alumni’s advocacy and artistic work this month, with projects drawing attention to the profound harms of solitary confinement and a compelling panel discussion on media, hip-hop, and the prison-industrial complex.


Detaining families, failing at values

Just before Pope Francis arrived in the United States in late September, President Obama remarked about undocumented immigrant children: “when I hear folks talking as if somehow these kids are different from my kids, or less worthy in the eyes of God, that somehow they are less worthy of our respect and consideration and care—I think that’s un-American.”


“Artivism” Gets a 21st-Century Makeover

 

When Viola Davis took the stage earlier this month to accept an historic Emmy Award for Best Leading Actress in a Drama, she declared that “the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.


Partner News: Speaking Out Against Solitary Confinement, Interactive Theatre, Climate Change, and More!

In addition to focusing on the Pope’ visit and his messaging on social justice issues, our partners and allies in the field have been keeping busy with long-term projects (and artistic expression) that keep pushing the narrative forward on criminal justice, racial justice, climate change, and economic opportunity.


Pope Francis in the U.S.: Imprisonment and Forgiveness

Dr. Obery Hendricks, Senior Fellow on Faith and Opportunity for The Opportunity Agenda shares his perspective on why Pope Francis is progressive on criminal justice reform. Read more about how social justice advocates can leverage Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. here.


Pope Francis in the U.S.: On Immigration

Dr. Obery Hendricks, Senior Fellow on Faith and Opportunity for The Opportunity Agenda shares his perspective on why Pope Francis is progressive on criminal justice reform. Read more about how social justice advocates can leverage Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. here.


Pope Francis' Call for Environmental Responsibility

Dr. Obery Hendricks, Senior Fellow on Faith and Opportunity for The Opportunity Agenda, shares what the Bible teaches us about environmental responsibility and how it guides Pope Francis' call to end man-made climate change. Learn more about how social advocates can leverage the Pope's visit to America here.


Obery Hendricks Q&A on the Pope’s visit

We sat down with Dr. Obery Hendricks, The Opportunity Agenda’s Senior Fellow on Faith and Opportunity, to talk about the Pope’s historical visit to the United States and what social justice advocates can take away from his messages on many of the issues—such as poverty, immigration, criminal justice, climate change—that we work on each day.

The Pope in the U.S.: Economics, Injustice & Greed

Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr., Senior Fellow on Faith and Opportunity for The Opportunity Agenda speaks to how Pope Francis views the economy and economic inequality. Read more about how social justice advocates can leverage Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. here.


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