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(Left to right) Slain civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman will be posthumously awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During Freedom Summer 1964, they worked to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi.

President to Award Medal of Freedom to Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

Three young men murdered in Neshoba County 50 years ago registering African Americans to vote will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced. Murdered in a plot hatched by the Ku [...]
Nurses protest during Global Awareness Day.

Nurses Strike Kaiser, Rally for Global Ebola Awareness Day

About 18,000 nurses went on strike this week at Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California and rallied at the Ronald V. Dellums federal building in Oakland to demand improved staffing, and that hospitals [...]
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White House Seeks to Expand Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color

The White House Council on Women and Girls released a report this week entitled “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity.” This report highlights work the administration has done over the last [...]
Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement with The San Francisco Foundation. Photo courtesy of SFF.

Francesca Vietor of The San Francisco Foundation Attends White House Roundtable

The San Francisco Foundation’s Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, Francesca Vietor, recently attended the White House Green Infrastructure Leadership Roundtable to discuss sustainability with senior officials from agencies such as the [...]