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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

Often when we think about justice what first comes to mind isn’t a specific environmental, educational, economic or social justice, it is the justice system. And highest of high courts in that justice system, least for the United States is the Supreme Court. How often do we think about their rulings when we think about justice? Typically we think of the system as a whole, but there are a group…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program

A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program

We were recently given the opportunity to put some smiles on kids faces in donating books in our local Santa Barbara area. We are so thrilled to see our just cause A Book of My Own growing!   Books in hand and a smile on his face, Noah benShea, Executive Director of The Justice Project, came to the Family Opportunity Center on February 20th, 2014, to donate more than 100…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Supporting Local Farms with Fairview Gardens

Supporting Local Farms with Fairview Gardens

There are 313 million people who live in the United States, and less than 1% of them claim farming as their occupation. At the same time we are seeing a greater and greater disconnect between the food on our table and the food grown on our farms. But it isn’t just the adults who are removed from our food process, it is also the kids. There are large numbers of…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Teach the Teacher with Physicians for Haiti

Teach the Teacher with Physicians for Haiti

When we set out to see who we might want on The Justice Project Advisory Board we looked to friends and colleagues who were doing things in the world to make A Just Difference. One of our Advisory Board members is Zadok Sacks, the Co-Founder of Physicians for Haiti (P4H). P4H was founded the day after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti when a group of Boston-area physicians, realizing that Haiti would…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Professor Manou Eskandari Wins National Award

Professor Manou Eskandari Wins National Award

We want to give a huge congratulations to our Advisory Board member Professor Manou Eskandari for winning the esteemed Professor of the Year award by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Congrats Manou! Thursday, November 14, 2013 by KELSEY BRUGGER Santa Barbara City College received national recognition this week as Professor Manou Eskandari, chair of its Political Science department, was named Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for…

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The Justice Project Announces Second Book of My Own© Program

Original press release distributed through PR Web.  The Justice Project initiates the second A Book of My Own© program by donating books to over 300 children in need throughout the Kern County The Justice Project is excited to announce its second A Book of My Own initiative. In particular, The Justice Project is utilizing its A Book of My Own project to supply books to over 300 underprivileged children living within the…

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The Justice Project | making a just difference | Blog | Bill Cirone: Common Core Is for the Common Good

Bill Cirone: Common Core Is for the Common Good

Bill Cirone from our Advisory Board discusses the Common Good: I have emphasized many times that America’s laser-like focus on test scores has done a disservice to our children by stripping away their joy of learning, cutting off much of their access to art and other important classes, and emphasizing rote memorization over critical thinking. In discussing international comparisons, I’ve written about the success of Finland, where, as part of…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A dream with room to grow

A Dream with Room to Grow

With the recent anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech has created an influx of articles and posts about justice. But perhaps one of the most important things to think about at this time is not how far we have come, but yet how far we still have to go to accomplish this dream. A dream not realized: Mayors say economic, educational justice still not reached…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Education Justice Project

Education Justice Project

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is taking a new approach on Educational Justice: The mission of the Education Justice project is to build a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole. We are committed to building an open, inclusive learning environment and to transparent, collaborative governance. We…

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