How to Help

If you're like us, your digital life is one big, fast news feed. Some of this news is messed up. How to Help works in the news cycle to connect you with ways to do something about the day's big stories.

How to Help: The Last Sip, Episode Four, May 6

How to Help: The Last Sip, Episode Four, May 6

On today's episode of The Last Sip, host Imara Jones hits the road to talk with key leaders in the work for justice. Find out more about her guests and their work here.

Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA

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For decades, Amnesty International has worked to draw attention to international human rights violations.

Margaret Huang, the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, has applied Amnesty's focus to what's happening a little closer to home, in the United States:  racial discrimination, mass incarceration, police violence, and the rights of women, LGBTQ people and immigrants. 

Imara and Margaret discuss Amnesty International USA's coverage of the human right to water in Flint, the protests against police brutality in Baltimore and Ferguson, and both the Democratic and Republican political conventions.

Learn more about Amnesty International USA's work here and connect with Margaret Huang on Twitter.

 

Rashad Robinson, Color of Change

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Rashad Robinson leads Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization.

Imara and Rashad discuss Color of Change's view of power, and the difference between power and the presence.  Power, according to Rashad, is the ability to change the rules.  Color of Change's works to remedy injustice by making decision-makers nervous enough to change unjust rules.

Rashad also describes how Color of Change's refusal to accept donations from corporations has enabled it to focus attention on corporate bad behavior.

Join Color of Change's work here and connect with Rashad Robinson on Twitter.

 

Meredith Talusan, Condé Nast's them

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Meredith Talusan is the Executive Editor of Condé Nast's them.  The publication works to celebrate new LGBTQ voices and break down gender-typical images.

Meredith describes them's approach to presenting queer people: specifically, avoiding the respectability game by working to change society rather than forcing people to change themselves to fit society's images of them.

Read some really great writing at them and connect with Meredith Talusan on Twitter.

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