Pamela Kingfisher, Cherokee citizen and delegate to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to speak out for Native women's rights. Kingfisher is well-known for her research on violence against native women, having contributed to several reports on the subject – including one published by Amnesty International. MORE
In addition to being the leading contributor to global climate change, the fossil fuel industry has committed an egregious number of human rights and environmental crimes. The Responsible Endowments Coalition, with the Sierra Student Coalition, Energy Action Coalition, California Student Sustainability Coalition, and 350.org, is joining the student movement calling for universities to divest their holdings from coal and fossil fuels. MORE
Nearly 5,000 people attended the 2nd Moral Monday march in Asheville, North Carolina – Noyes provided a grant for young organizers to work throughout the state
Charity Hicks, an extraordinary Detroit activist, advocate, movement weaver, passed away on July 8th. She had very serious injuries resulting from a hit and run accident near Penn Station in NYC as she waited for a bus to go to the Left Forum where she was to present on a panel.
Charity was policy director for the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) and a Noyes Foundation EAT4Health Fellow. We are saddened by her passing and express our condolences to her family, friends and fellow activists.