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NCAI Releases ‘Proud To Be’ Video, Calls on Washington Football Team to Change its Name

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) released a short video leading up to the Super Bowl to highlight ongoing efforts to change the name of the Washington, D.C. football … Continue reading

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Watch “12 Years a Slave” in Theaters Oct. 18

By Tatyana Walker, a Fall 2013 Intern The movie “12 Years a Slave,” written by Robert Shirley and directed by Steve McQueen, tells the true story of Solomon Northup based on his 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave. The film … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Rally for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court!

On Tuesday, March 26, thousands of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court building to speak out in support of the right for same-sex couples to get married. President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human … Continue reading

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Video: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

By Philomena Ogalo, A Spring 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Jon Stewart recently featured a “Daily Show” segment on the Voting Rights Act,  just a week after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of Section … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Interviews Director of ‘The House I Live In’ and Talks about Devastating Consequences of the ‘War on Drugs’

Director Eugene Jarecki’s new film, The House I Live In, looks at the extreme human and financial costs of the so the called War on Drugs that has ruined millions of lives and led to the mass incarceration of millions of … Continue reading

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‘The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement’ on PBS

By Maddie Peare, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On Thursday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m., PBS will be showing the 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” which tells … Continue reading

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Violence against Women & the ‘Burden of Silence’

By Rachel Barr, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The short film, “Burden of Silence,” sheds light on heartbreaking but hidden stories of sexual abuse and violence against native women in rural Alaska, where one in three native … Continue reading

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