Social Justice

  • COVID-19 and the Fight for Social Justice Dr. Faith Mitchell, Intermittent Institute Fellow, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Health Policy Center

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight for social justice have dominated the public debate in 2020, but these two stories are not independent of each other. From healthcare, to education, food security, and housing, the pandemic threatens to worsen the inequities in American society, especially for children of color. Faith Mitchell describes the links between these issues and the solutions available to Congress and the president, if they are willing … Read More

  • Tackling Social Inequality in American Education with Eve Ewing

    Air dates: September 14-20, 2020 The artist’s role in society is to challenge us, to shine a mirror on our strengths and to expose our weaknesses.  Through a remarkable body of work—poetry, visual arts, rigorous scholarship on race and society, as well as ground breaking work in comic books, Eve Ewing does just that. Ewing is an Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.  She … Read More

  • Julie Marron on Story in the Public Square

    Julie Marron Brings us Social Justice Documentaries with a Twist

    Air Dates: September 1-3, 2018 “Four games in Fall” lingers in the sports’-fan’s ear like a claxon in the night.  It was the punishment Tom Brady served for his role in “deflate-gate.” Julie Marron argues, however, that Brady, despite his iconic status, was not treated fairly or justly—and the reasons why matter to all of us. Marron is the writer and director of Lemon Martini Productions. Prior to her filmmaking career, … Read More