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Pro and con arguments, articles, and background information about current social issues. Full text.
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Statista provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on 150 countries and over 600 industries.
American Association of People with Disabilities
A national cross-disability rights organization that advocates for full civil rights for Americans with disabilities.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
American Council of the Blind
Strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
American Foundation for the Blind
Mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Professional organization supporting disability resource professionals, student affairs personnel, ADA coordinators, diversity officers, AT/IT staff, faculty and other instructional personnel, and colleagues who are invested in creating welcoming higher education experiences for people with disabilities.
Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA, advancing disability rights and leadership globally.
National Arts and Disability Center
Promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.
National Association of the Deaf
Nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
National Council on Disability
An independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
National Federation of the Blind
Oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans coordinates many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of blind Americans, provides information and support to blind children and adults, and builds a community that creates a future full of opportunities.
National Organization on Disability
A private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Focused on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.
Society for Disability Studies
An international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disability in social, cultural, and political contexts.
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering
This National Science Foundation report provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment.
World Institute of Disability
A nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into the communities around them via research, policy, and consulting efforts.
Civil Eats is a daily nonprofit news organization and news source for critical thought about the American food system.
Fair Food Program
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program is a unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms. It harnesses the power of consumer demand to give farmworkers a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, and to eliminate the longstanding abuses that have plagued agriculture for generations. The Program has been called “the best workplace-monitoring program” in the US in the New York Times, and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day” in the Washington Post, and has won widespread recognition for its unique effectiveness from a broad spectrum of human rights observers, from the United Nations to the White House.
Food Alliance works at the juncture of science, business and values to define and promote sustainability in agriculture and the food industry, and to ensure safe and fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals, and careful stewardship of ecosystems.
Food Justice Certified
Food Justice Certified is a label based on high-bar social justice standards for farms, processors, and retailers, including every link in the food chain from seed to table. Our approach is holistic; we ensure fair treatment of workers, fair pricing for farmers, and fair business practices. FJC is designed for all agricultural production systems, fiber and cosmetics as well as food.
Your “foodprint” is the result of everything it takes to get your food from the farm to your plate. Many of those processes are invisible to consumers. Industrial food production — including animal products like beef, pork, chicken and eggs and also crops — takes a tremendous toll on our soil, air and water, as well as on the workers and the surrounding communities. Learn more about what a foodprint is and why you should care about yours.
National Center for Farmworker Health
A private, not-for-profit corporation located in Buda, Texas dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families. We provide information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers nationwide, as well as organizations, universities, researchers and individuals involved in farmworker health.
Slow Food International
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.
American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
The Death Penalty Representation Project is the Association’s expert on issues related to the defense effort in death penalty cases. Since 1986 its singular focus has been to improve the quality and availability of legal representation for persons facing possible death sentences.
American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project
The Capital Punishment Project works toward the repeal of the death penalty in the United States through strategic litigation, advocacy, public education, and training programs for capital defense teams.
"Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world."
Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) to End the Use of the Death Penalty
The Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) proclaims the Church’s pro-life teaching and prepares Catholics for informed involvement in the public debate to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.
Death Penalty Information Center
The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. Founded in 1990, the Center promotes informed discussion of the death penalty by preparing in-depth reports, conducting briefings for journalists, and serving as a resource to those working on this issue.
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
45 Sustainability Resources You Need to Know
Noteworthy sources on sustainability organized by the following categories: Green Living, Climate Change & Environmental Protection News, Energy and Technology, Sustainability in Business and Government, Sustainability Careers, Sustainability and the Arts, and Ecotourism.
Carbon Footprint Calculator
A carbon footprint is a calculation of the carbon emissions each person is responsible for, either directly because of transportation and energy consumption or indirectly through the manufacture and eventual breakdown of products he or she uses. This interactive site also includes tips for reducing your carbon emissions.
Climate Change Statements from World Religions
Compiled by The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
Chartered in 1957 as a joint action agency of the state, Energy Northwest is a consortium of utilities from across Washington state.
Northwest Energy Coalition
Leads an alliance of Northwest energy interests in "designing, promoting, and implementing clean, affordable, and equitable energy policy grounded in analytical expertise."
Oregon Global Warming Commission
Tracks trends in greenhouse gas emissions, recommends ways to coordinate state and local efforts to reduce emissions, and works to prepare communities for the effects of climate change.
Pew Center - Global Warming Basics
The Pew Center is a nonprofit organization that informs the public about issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. This section of the PC website includes an introduction to global warming, facts and figures, FAQs, fact sheets and science briefs, and a glossary of relevant terms.
Focuses on: forests, farms, and ranches; clean energy; green markets; and water throughout the Greater Northwest.
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists is a leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment. Their website features information on the science of climate change as well as its impacts at both basic and in-depth levels.
World Bank's Climate Change Knowledge Portal
The Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) Beta is a central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. Here you can query, map, compare, chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information.
Center for Diversity and the Environment
"Harness[es] the power of racial & ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances."
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Train and supports local activists across the country and builds local, state and national initiatives that win on issues from Superfund to climate change.
Energy Democracy for All
From Race Forward, pinpoints communities across America that are developing community-scale renewable energy projects.
Energy Justice Map
Maps existing, proposed, closed and defeated dirty energy and waste facilities in the United States.
Environmental Justice Atlas
Global atlas of social conflict around environmental issues.
Fridays for Future USA
Climate protesters gather in person and online for Fridays for Future, a movement created by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
Goldman Environmental Prize
The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from roughly the world’s six inhabited continental regions:
"Watchdogs for inequality In the environmental sector."
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
"Greenaction mobilizes community power to win victories that change
government and industry policies and practices to protect health and
promote environmental, social, economic, racial, and climate justice."
The Greenlining Institute works toward a future when communities of color can build wealth, live in healthy places filled with economic opportunity, and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change.
A climate justice community and resource hub centering BIPOC and historically under-amplified voices in the environmental space.
Environmental Justice stories at the National Resource Defense Council
"NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends."
Advancing Health Equity
Funds program evaluations in 33 health care organizations across the country. They evaluate a variety of intervention strategies in different health care settings to find out what works—and what does not—to improve care.
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (2013)
This report analyzes current healthcare inequalities in the U.S. across a range of social characteristics, diseases, and other demographics.
Health Equity and Social Justice Initiatives in the National Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCHO's Health Equity and Social Justice initiatives explore why certain populations bear a disproportionate burden of disease and mortality and what health departments can do to better address the causes of these inequities.
Healthy People 2030 assesses health disparities in the U.S. population by tracking rates of illness, death, chronic conditions, behaviors, and other types of outcomes in relation to demographic factors including Race and ethnicity, Gender, Sexual identity and orientation. Disability status or special health care needs, and Geographic location (rural and urban)/
Kaiser Family Foundation: Disparities Policy Documents & Statistics
A source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public to inform young people to improve their health or the general public to understand the health reform law.
Medline Plus: Health Disparities
Provides links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies as well as health information from non-government websites.
National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports
Tools for measuring health care quality, including the National Healthcare Disparities and Quality Reports, AHRQ Quality Indicators, and ambulatory clinical performance measures.
Special Issue of Health Services Research journal: Experiences of Discrimination in America: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality (2019)
This Special Issue of Health Services Research reports on the extent of discrimination in the lives of Americans, from the perspectives of six under-represented groups in public opinion research on discrimination: nationally representative samples of blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) adults.
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the American Association of Colleges & Universities
AAC&U’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success (DESS) accelerates institutional transformation by advancing equity and student success efforts in service to diverse populations, academic excellence, and social justice.
The Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teachers Network Improvement Community at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The Black and Hispanic/Latino Network Improvement Community "brought together 10 AACTE member institutions to use improvement science to address the shortage crisis of Black and Hispanic/Latino learner-ready male teachers."
American Association of University Professors: Racial Justice
This page highlights relevant AAUP statements, policy and legal work, and publications related to racism, antidiscrimination, and affirmative action.
Center for Black Educator Development
Launched in June 2019, the Center for Black Educator Development is "revolutionizing education by dramatically increasing the number of Black educators so that low-income Black and other disenfranchised students can reap the full benefits of a quality public education."
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
A source of "critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education."
National Alliance of Black School Educators
A non-profit organization "devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children – particularly children of African descent."
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
"On-demand access to mentoring, tools, and support you need to be successful in the Academy."
CDC's Resource Page on Food Deserts
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a resource web site on food deserts, covering everything from what a food desert is to how to locate them.
Civil Eats is a daily nonprofit news organization and news source for critical thought about the American food system.
Food Access Research Atlas
Presents an overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility.
Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance
The Native America Food Sovereignty Alliance is an organization dedicated to restoring food systems that support indigenous self-determination, wellness, cultures, values, communities, economies, languages and families while rebuilding relationships with the land, water, plans and animals that sustain us.
The Nutrition Source: Sustainability | Harvard School of Public Health
This educational guide provides information about food sustainability, related key terms for understanding sustainable food systems, and references for further reading.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
This site is run by advocates for the Brady Bill. It includes links to laws and legislation at the state and federal level, briefs on the issue, and various special reports. Included are frequently asked questions, fact sheets, issue briefs, research, state reports cards, and special reports.
Giffords: Americans For Responsible Solutions
An advocacy organization that provides facts on gun violence and proposes compromise solutions for gun control legislature while protecting responsible gun ownership. The site includes a newsfeed for following current gun legislation, proposed solutions to gun control issues, and links to more resources.
Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Part of the Harvard School of Public Health, this organization's website contains research highlights, survey findings, and a list of recommended readings on the topic of firearms.
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
The Center examines the public health effects of guns in society and serves as an objective resource for policy makers, the media, advocacy groups, and the general public.
National Gun Violence Research Center
Aims to provide "accurate, timely and nonpartisan information on gun violence and about strategies and policies designed to reduce it.
National Rifle Association
A major firearms education organization and champion of US Second Amendment rights.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
"NSSF leads the way in advocating for the industry and its business and jobs, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, encouraging enjoyment of recreational shooting and hunting and helping people better understand the industry’s lawful products."
Second Amendment Foundation
The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to "promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms."
The Sportsmen’s Alliance works to protect and advance the outdoor heritage of hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting in all 50 state legislatures, in the courts, in Congress and at the ballot box.
Violence Policy Center
The Violence Policy Center (VPC) works to stop gun death and injury through research, education, advocacy, and collaboration. Its approach is to view the issues through a public health perspective.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.
Physicians for a National Health Program
The mission of PNHP is to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program, equitably accessible to all residents of the United States.
WHO Universal Health Coverage Data Portal
This UHC data portal to tracks progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) around the world. It provides current data on access to health services and equity in access globally and in individual countries. Also available as a free mobile app.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)
The voice of black workers within the trade union movement, challenging organized labor to be more relevant to the needs and aspirations of Black and poor workers.
Coalition of Labor Union Women
The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women. Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization within the union movement.
Economic Policy Institute
Research on jobs and unemployment focuses on understanding the intricacies and impact of the slow recovery in the U.S. labor market, including our persistent high unemployment, near-record long-term unemployment, mass underemployment, and weak labor force participation.
Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field.
National Work Rights Institute
The institute’s goal is to improve the legal protection of human rights in the workplace and to see that employment laws are adequately enforced and strengthened.
The blog for the Working Class Studies Association.
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