At the turn of the twentieth century, American Jewish women were consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day, including suffrage, birth control, and peace. The activism of American Jewish women was grounded in their gender, religious, cultural, and ethnic identities.
From the very beginning, the members of Chicago hip hop group BBU have been passionate activists: both in community organizing and in their music. Combining danceable beats with social commentary, the group has been generating buzz in underground circles and dance clubs alike.
Today, Worldview spends the hour revisiting stories from the Global Activism series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the Global Press Institute, explains why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists.
As disenchanted citizens across the world gather in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, Chicagoans prove to be a particularly formidable force in the movement.According to the Chicago Tribune, 2,000 individuals joined the protests last Saturday, meeting at LaSalle and Jackson to march defia
Today we meet Ani Choying Drolma, a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. Ani is the founder of the Nuns Welfare Foundation of Nepal, an organization that supports the education and well-being of Buddhist nuns, as well as the Ani Foundation, a U.S.
Grace Lee Boggs has been an activist for over half a century so she knows a thing or two about picking your battles. Boggs has worked on a variety of social issues: civil rights, labor, and environmental justice.