Women Of Color

Wage & Overtime Law to Include Home Care Workers

On Tuesday, the Federal Department of Labor announced a rule change that will finally extend minimum wage and overtime protections to most home care workers.  Women and people of color make up a disproportionate segment of the workforce. More than 90 percent of … Continued

With Civil and Human Rights Under Attack, Resistance Mounting

In spite of its checkered past, and current anti-immigrant legislation, the state of Georgia is a hotbed of acts of resistance to the anti-immigrant movement as organizing efforts and grassroots leadership training continues to gain ground.  Recently, some organizations came … Continued

Culture

Run the (White) World Girls

Beyonce has just released her fourth studio album and the cover shows her skin much lighter and hair blonder than what god gave her.  Many critics are calling her out on such a blatant affront to her identity as a … Continued

Immigration

Reproductive Agents: The Right-Wing Vilification of Immigrant Women’s Fertility

The Population and Development Program at Hampshire University released its spring 2011 DifferenTakes journal.  The journal focuses on the anti-immigrant movement and the greening of hate, and includes a piece written by Hampshire College student and Imagine 2050 writer Susana … Continued

Immigration

Social Justice Movements Standing Strong Against Anti-Immigrant Inroads

The Population and Development Program at Hampshire University just released its January DifferenTakes journal.  The journal looks at the anti-immigrant movement and the greening of hate.  It includes a piece written by Imagine 2050 writer, Rebecca Poswolsky, titled, “Social Justice … Continued

Politics

Cross-post: Eleven women were found murdered in the desert in Albuquerque

From the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice Blog (ACRJ). Published on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. By Adriann Barboa Two years ago today, in a story that shook me to my core, a woman walking her dog found a femur in … Continued

Politics

Audio Blog: All sides of abortion debate fail to address needs of women

Press play below to listen: In this edition of Imagine2050′s audio blog we take a look at reproductive justice.  The debate about abortion has effectively masked the utter lack of accessible and quality health care for all women, but especially … Continued

Immigration

Babies of Vulnerable Immigrant Women Taken Away

A recent lawsuit involving state agencies and a baby wrongly taken from an immigrant mother exposes the injustices that occur when power, privilege and immigration collide. The lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on Aug. 12, 2010 alleges … Continued

Anorexia Doesn’t Discriminate

As a teenager I had a close friend with some serious problems: severe depression, violent behavior, anxiety, etc. He was afflicted by stomach aches and it wasn’t uncommon for him to throw up when he was emotionally unstable. He was … Continued

Is there a Woman in the House?

Like many progressive women across the nation I faced a tough decision leading up to the democratic primaries. I began to question my friends about who they would choose and why. One friend told me she voted for Hillary in … Continued