Aaron, Traister. “Why men need to speak up about abortion.” Salon, February 22, 2011
A male perspective on the topic of abortion and how it affects everyone not just women.
Anup, Shah. “Women’s Rights.” Global Issues Social, Political, Economic and En. March 14, 2010.
This article summarizes the progress of women’s right around the world and describes the issues of empowering women today.
Bullard, Robert, and Beverly Wright. “Disastrous Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters: An Environmental Justice Analysis Twenty-Five Years after Warren County.” UCLA Journal of Enviromental Law and Policy 26, no. 217 (2008): 218-243.
This paper provides an analysis of real-life examples of how government response to environmental emergencies is endangering the health and safety of vulnerable populations. The paper uses an environmental justice framework to examine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response to toxic contamination and man-made disasters in three communities: Warren County, North Carolina, Dickson, Tennessee, and post-Katrina.
Bullard, Robert, and Beverly Wright. “Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007 .” United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Mini. Accessed March, 2007.
The United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries commissioned a new report as part of the twentieth anniversary of the release of the 1987 report, Toxic Wastes and Race. The 2007 Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty describes important environmental justice milestones since 1987 and includes a collection of “impact” essays from environmental justice leaders on a range of topics. This new report also examines the environmental justice implications in post Katrina New Orleans.Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty is designed to facilitate renewed grassroots organizing and provide a catalyst for local, regional and national environmental justice public forums, discussion groups and policy changes in 2007 and beyond.
Chen, Michelle. “On the World Stage, U.S. Falls Flat on Women’s Equality.” Huffintington Post, November 25, 2010.
Michelle Chen explains the need for the USA to pass the paycheck fairness act and its part of the democratic American system.
Cherif, Feryal. “Culture, Rights, and Norms: Women’s Rights Reform in Muslim Countri.” The Journal of Politics 72, no. 04 (2010): 1144-1160.
Cherif describes the obstacles facing women in Muslim countries. She emphasizes the role of core rights—improving women’s education levels and work force participation—to explain differences in women’s status. The results suggest both that Islamic tenets influence the nature of inheritance and nationality rights in Muslim countries, and that promoting women’s core rights in education and labor force participation can moderate the effects of religious culture.
Chick, Kristen. “On International Women’s Day, Egyptian women demand revolutionary role.” The Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2011.
On International Women’s Day, Egyptian women feel that the new government is not engaging them to participate and build the new Egypt.
Democracy Now!. “”A War on Women”:Planned Parenthood Responds to House Republicans Bills Targeting Reproductive Rights and Women’s Health Services.” Huffington Post, February 27, 2011
This an article and video interview with president of Planned Parenthood discussing the budget cut.
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice. “Dr. Beverly Wright wins Heinz Award.”
This article describes Beverly Wright’s work on Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley” and receiving the Heinz award. It also explains her role as head of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University in New Orleans.
“Domestic Violence Clinic Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Justice.” Inside Oregon, October 19, 2010.
October 19, 2010—The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women has awarded $337,577 to the Stop Violence Against Women Project in the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law. See the report online at InsideOregon.
Enviroblog . “Dr. Beverly Wright wins Heinz Award .”September 28, 2009.
Dr. Beverly Wright is interviewed on her Heinz Award. In honor of its 15th year, this prestigious award focuses on environmental heroes who, “like [the late] John Heinz, have confronted environmental concerns with a spirit of innovation and who demonstrate the same blend of action and creativity in approaching the protection of our environment.” Wright offers an insight on her work and passion.
EPA Enviromental Justice Program . “Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health hearing entitled, “Oversight of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Programs.”.” Accessed July 25, 2007.
This is a speech by Beverly Wright to the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce and United States House of Representatives to address the hurricane Katrina’s damages and their effect on the African American community.
Etzioni, Amitai. “My Freind Betty Freindan.” The Huffitington Post, February 22, 2011.
This is an article commemorating Betty Freidan work and legacy.
Human Rights Watch . “US: Lack of Paide Leave Harms Worker’s Children .” February 23, 2011.
A report by the Human Rights Watch that reveals how workers with families face grave health, financial, and career repercussions as a result of being a parent.
Mock, Brethin. “TheGrio’s 100: Beverly Wright, Bringing environmental justice to post-Katrina New Orleans.” The grio . Accessed February 1, 2009.
Mock writes about Beverly Wright’s struggles to make sure that the federal government recognizes the post-storm toxic contamination and its threats to families in New Orleans.
Silvermann, Rachel. “Do Daughters Help Ease Gender Pay Gap ? .” Wall Street Journal- Juggle . Accessed March 9, 2011.
Silverman describes how male CEO’s who have daughters will reduce the wage gap among female and male workers in Denmark.
Stretesky, Paul, and Lori Peek. “Book Review: Race, Place, and Environmental Justice after Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.” Teaching Sociology 37, no. 423 (2009): 423-425.
This book review describes the issues of environmental justice and inequality after Hurricane Katrina strikes in New Orleans.
Advancing Climate Justice Conference, Opening Plenary: Climate Crisis Vignettes (2009)
Speech by Beverly Wright at the Advancing Climate Justice Conference.
American Civil Liberties Union. “On the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act”.(2010)
This is an interview with Lilly Ledbetter where she talks about why it’s crucial for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
By Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Invest in Women: Do you see the opportunity?”. (2010)
This is a video from the Dutch Ministry on the need to invest on women and how by investing on women society will benefit as a whole.
International Herald Tribune. “The Female Factor”. (2011)
The International Herald Tribune has launched a year-long series called The Female Factor, which examines the most recent shifts in women’s power, prominence and impact on societies around the world. The Female Factor aims to take the reader on surprising journeys where women’s worlds intersect, whether they are in the western or the developing worlds, and answer the question: How are women influencing early 21st century development?