GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC Service
We seek to expose injustice perpetuated by inequitable government policies that contribute to the marginalization of Black and Latinx communities.
Policymakers propose and enact society-wide policies, decisions, and designs that impact entire communities, entire cultures. While the specifics are not as widely known through the general population, these policies have the power to remove human rights. Institutional leaders tend to use these policies to dictate (and justify) their actions that can positively and negatively impact millions of people.
Questions to consider: How are policy decisions disseminated to the public? How can human rights issues no longer be considered only as political issues? How much power does the public have on dictating policy creation and modification?
Health & Healthcare
We challenge the disparities in resources devoted to public health in marginalized communities.
Health – Whether discussing healthcare, behavioral health, or public health, the reality is the same; lower income individuals and marginalized races receive less adequate treatment and resources based on non-majority identities. Unknowingly to racially marginalized communities, receiving disparate treatment and resources shortens one’s lifespan.
Questions to consider: How have communities received advantaged or disadvantaged treatment and health resources based on race, economic status, geographic locations, etc.? What role does health play in fulfilling the basic needs of human beings? Why do some individuals receive basic need fulfillment that increases life expectancy while others either don’t have their basic needs fulfilled or receive basic need fulfillment that decreases life expectancy? What role does education play in understanding healthy living and striving towards a culture of health?
We believe that education is critical to an individual's development and advocate for increased visibility for PoC in our classrooms and textbooks.
In the education sector, individuals learn their histories, develop skills, and build intellectual competency. These lessons impact people’s decisions and actions throughout their life, and thus, their ability to sustain and grow as human beings.
Questions to consider: Who has constructed the narratives that inform our perspectives on our history, other individuals, and social norms? What’s the difference in skills (technical and soft) being taught based on race, economic status, geographic locations, academic rigor, etc.?