The Dawn We Seek
Could any serious person really have been surprised about what happened in Georgia? It was an aberration neither as an act of anti-Asian violence nor as a mass shooting, neither as an attack on women nor as an expression of a society now openly at war with its own highest values.
The power of shared prosperity
Funded in part by the Endowments’ largest-ever single grant and guided by a committee of community leaders, the Center for Shared Prosperity at Carnegie Mellon University aims to create a sustainable, replicable model for community-university collaboration, focusing on solutions for socio-economic inequities. Read the press release here. Listen to a new “We Can Be” podcast episode about the Center featuring CREATE Lab’s Illah Nourbakhsh, Raqueeb Bey, exec. dir. of Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh, and Endowments’ President Grant Oliphant.
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“Fractured” report details effects of fracking chemicals on communities
An Environmental Health News scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health. Dozens of urine, air, and water samples were analyzed for 40 of the chemicals most commonly found in emissions from fracking sites. Read about results - and the stories of the families involved in the study - in the 4-part EHN series “Fractured.”
Read “Fractured” here.