MFF Grantees in Nairobi: Fomenting Leadership and Fighting for Women’s Rights

At the beginning of 2015, our President, Dr. Anne Mize, visited two Mize Family Foundation grantees based in Nairobi, Kenya. These organizations, Akili Dada and Urgent Action Fund-Africa, work to empower African women by supporting their education and leadership. Akili Dada promotes girls’ and women’s leadership in schools, villages, and...

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From Grist: NRDC’s new president gets serious about diversity

In my end-of-year environmental justice roundup, scholar Robert Bullard said that large-scale environmental organizations need to declare 2015 the “year of diversity.” Some of those organizations are already working toward that, aided by the brain trust of the Green 2.0 working group and the comprehensive research of the University of Michigan’s Dorceta Taylor. One sign that times are...

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From IPCCA: Adivasi, Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities Form Alliance for Food Sovereignty

“The Adivasi (Indigenous Peoples), Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities meet each year to celebrate our movements for Food Sovereignty and build solidarity with one another. This declaration was passed at the 4th Year Annual Food Sovereignty Summit which culminated in the formation of our Alliance for Food Sovereignty.” – Sagari...

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