PHOENIX - GOP legislators are trying again to ban diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at state-funded institutions, saying it "divides communities and dehumanizes human beings." Democrats argued just the opposite, saying DEI promotes inclusion and can be an asset,
WASHNGTON - Supreme Court justices grappled Wednesday to decide when testimony from an expert crosses the line into evidence that a defendant should have the right to challenge in court, a question that arose in a Yuma County drug case from 2019.
‘We are survivors:’ National, Arizona projects aim to uncover, preserve histories of Native American boarding schools
PHOENIX – The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative launched an oral history project documenting the traumatic experiences of Indigenous children in the federal boarding school system. Local preservation efforts have already delved into Arizona’s history of boarding schools and resulting generational trauma.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – AIDS Healthcare Foundation works to provide treatment for people living in the Dominican Republic. But for Haitian migrants, access to care can be difficult.
SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Adaptive Watersports helps people with disabilities get out on the water and do activities like water skiing and wakeboarding.
One·n·ten organization serves LGBTQ+ youth by providing mental, emotional and physical well-being resources
PHOENIX – One·n·ten, a nonprofit Phoenix organization, serves LGBTQ+ youth by providing resources for mental, emotional and physical well-being. Members share their personal stories and talk about the importance of having safe, inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.
WASHINGTON - More than 100 Indigenous leaders gathered this week for the Biden administration's third Tribal Nations Summit, where President Joe Biden vowed to strengthen relationships with tribes and signed an executive order to improve their access to capital.
A November event in Inglewood, California, celebrated resilience and new beginnings with a powerful dance, music and spoken-word performance. Director and choreographer Debbie Allen created a kaleidoscope of swirling monarch butterflies, echoing Amal’s migration journey. Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child that has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees.
PHOENIX – Raíces del Sur and Esperanza en la Frontera assist Mexican parents who have adult children in the U.S. in obtaining visas to visit their families, regardless of the children’s immigration status.
Phoenix successfully clears its largest homeless encampment by deadline, shifts focus to long-term solutions
PHOENIX – Phoenix cleared its largest homeless encampment, The Zone, by Nov. 4, addressing the urgent need to relocate nearly 1,000 unhoused individuals. Now, the city focuses on implementing lasting solutions for its homeless population.
SCOTTSDALE – Over half of sex trafficking survivors have a branding mark on their skin that affects their mental health and impedes their self-healing and reintegration into society. A Scottsdale tattoo artist has established a network of volunteers in the U.S. to remove trauma’s marks.
ALBUQUERQUE – At the unveiling of a mural to prevent gun violence and after the renewal of a public health order on guns, conversations around how to stop gun violence continue in New Mexico.