Gregg Houston was a magnetic personality, a generous sibling and friend, and had an extraordinary sense of humor. He will be missed by his extensive family and many circles of friends. MORE
You can’t drink oil. Keep it in the soil. We at Noyes are so buoyed by this resounding refrain emanating from Standing Rock, North Dakota. Indigenous activists, including Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation grantee Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), are engaging in powerful civil disobedience to shut down the expansion of an oil pipeline that threatens their land and livelihood. Follow IEN to support in any way you can. MORE
Genaro Lopez-Rendon, a 40-year-old community organizer and father from San Antonio, Texas, has been selected as President of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. Genaro is the former Executive Director of the Southwest Workers Union and a third- generation community/Chicano organizer with deep connections to social movements across the country. He will assume the presidency on February 1st. See press release on right side bar and letter from Genaro on his appointment.