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Lessons From Defund the Police
Jun02

Lessons From Defund the Police

Making Contact · Lessons From Defund the Police   It’s been a year since the call to “Defund the Police” rang out through the George Floyd Protests. The idea isn’t new – redistributing police funds into community projects that better support healthy communities -but, it’s never been as popular and forceful. Cities across the country have pledged to invest in mental health services, restorative...

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The Response: Fighting Misinformation in the Aftermath of the Mexico City Earthquake
Dec10

The Response: Fighting Misinformation in the Aftermath of the Mexico City Earthquake

Misinformation in the Aftermath of the Mexico City Earthquake The Response travels to Mexico City and puts the focus on the 2017 Puebla Earthquake — a magnitude 7.1 quake that toppled over forty buildings and killed over 350 people. In the aftermath of a disaster, information can mean the difference between life and death. After the earthquake hit in Mexico City, it wasn’t just buildings that collapsed, the normal lines...

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The Response: Restoring Power in Puerto Rico
Nov07

The Response: Restoring Power in Puerto Rico

Defend Puerto Rico This week, we shine a spotlight on Puerto Rico— an island that’s struggled through political storms under colonizing forces, and storms that were quite literal and just as devastating. In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico causing thousands of deaths and knocking out power for nearly a year. Many consider it to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Further, the devastation...

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