BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about promoting a more open and multicultural environment in Poland for integrating refugees, with guests; Dr. Jakub Kościółek, President of the Board at Interkulturalni PL.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on meeting the urgent needs and other forms of support for Ukrainian refugees, with guests; Grzegorz Gruca, Vice President of Polska Akcja Humanitarna (Polish Humanitarian Action).
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought welcome relief, especially since her husband lost his job last year at a bakery company that closed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states debate gun-control legislation.
Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grant makers is seeking to put a total of $20 million into a coalition with organized labor that will steer funds to organizing and advocacy campaigns in the South.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new Florida law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks with some exceptions violates religious freedom rights of Jews in addition to the state constitution’s privacy protections, a synagogue claims in a lawsuit.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the aftermath of mass shootings, with guests;
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director of Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus; Anita Busch, Co-Founder of National Compassion Fund and President of Victim’s First; Scott Richman, Regional Director NY\NJ of Anti-defamation League; & Eric Mace, Leadership Council & Advocate of Victim’s First.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of mental health support and resources for the LGBTQ community, with guests;
Dr. Ann J. Robison, Executive Director of The Montrose Center in Houston, TX Stacie Walls, Chief Executive Officer of LGBT Life Center Rob Wheeler, Executive Director and CEO of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert & Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center at Equality Park.
After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to reassure parents and students.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on food insecurity, with guests;
Calvin A. Moore, President and CEO of Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma; Vincent James, President and CEO of Dare to Care Food Bank; and Kym Dildine, co-Chief Executive Officer of Central California Food Bank.