All throughout the New York City, across the country and around the world, community organizers are building personal relationships and holding interventions to keep their neighborhoods safe. They are part of a public health initiative called Cure Violence that is changing the way governments and community organizations are dealing with gun violence.
Native American women participated in the Women’s March on Jan. 21, wrapping blue silk scarves around their shoulders. Their attendance was a moment of resiliency, but more than that, it was a show of expertise in the ways of resistance.
While updating identity documents is an arduous and expensive legal process, many non-binary (those who don’t identify as a man or woman) and transgender people have been motivated by November’s election results and are undertaking the process of updating their names, gender markers or both.
A mural in Brooklyn shows a woman with deep-set eyes standing poised between coffee groves and New York City’s tall buildings. Featuring domestic violence survivor Leticia Reyes Garcia, the mural is part of a larger effort to address domestic violence affecting Mexican immigrant women in New York.
A group, comprised of members of the Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church of New York, gathered in November to discuss a seldom-talked about issue in the Ethiopian American community—mental health.
Athletes with disabilities are competing in mainstream running events thanks to individuals like Peter Kline and nonprofit organizations like Achilles International and Athletes Serving Athletes. Their participation is part of a trend towards including disabled athletes in sporting events once restricted to able-bodied athletes.
One in three Native American women report being the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and most go unpublished. Communities are debating potential solutions with police.