Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Rally + Rise

Q&A: ‘Rally + Rise’ Founder On The New Activism

New York-based activist group Rally + Rise stands out in a city crowded with like-minded organizations for its bare bones approach to community organizing. Instead of pummeling would-be volunteers with lengthy call sheets and time-consuming meetings, the group asks New [...]

April 5, 2017 Upstanders
Rikers Debate Project

Rikers Debate Project Earns Celebrity Interest

The Rikers Debate Project (RDP), an initiative teaching inmates of Rikers Island the skill of competitive debate, welcomed TBS star Samantha Bee on Tuesday, March 21 to watch their second public contest, segments of which will be broadcast on an upcoming episode [...]

March 24, 2017 Upstanders

The Filipino Activist Taking The Fight To Trump In Queens

What would you do if you were a 38-year-old single parent who was financially responsible for your sister and your parents—but you were in a dead-end job with no opportunities on the horizon?  Seriously – what would you do? If [...]

March 20, 2017 Immigration, Upstanders
HOPE Volunteers

New York Volunteers Bring HOPE To Homeless Population

You see them every day. At the corner of the block. On the subway. Camped out in the park. New York City is host to many, many homeless people, over 62,000 in December 2016 – the most since the Great [...]

March 13, 2017 Upstanders

Why I Protested Against the Dakota Access Pipeline At the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

As someone who was traveling in Asia during the election results, you can say that it was hard to have fun abroad knowing the madness that was going on at home. Most of the Americans travelling beside me claimed they didn’t [...]

December 5, 2016 Upstanders