Millions of spectators tuned in Friday to watch the opening ceremony of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Green Bronx Machine founder Stephen Ritz and his students welcomed yesterday His Royal
Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, to their classroom at the National Health and Wellness
Learning Center (NHWLC) at CS 55 in the Bronx.
The murders of George Floyd and other Black Americans have prompted a national outcry against structural racism and police brutality. How are leading nursing organizations and schools of nursing defining their positions on racism? That’s the topic of a special article in the July/August issue of The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). The official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, JANAC is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Linda Femling, Director of Food Programs at Google in the Americas, Ana Cristina Garcia, Director of Government and Community Affairs at NewYork-Presbyterian, and Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., have been named the newest board members of Green Bronx Machine (GBM), the innovative national education nonprofit that effectively uses urban agriculture to transform teaching, learning and workforce development to boost student academic, health and career outcomes in underserved communities.
Stephen Ritz, founder of Green Bronx Machine and the National Health, Wellness, and Learning Center at CS 55, has been selected as a 2020-21 national LifeChanger of the Year award winner.
United States Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited Green Bronx Machine and its founder Stephen Ritz at its headquarters yesterday at the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS 55 in the Bronx.
The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion has opened its newest center, focused on addressing issues of social justice in health care.
Green Bronx Machine announced today a new partnership with BronxNet, a public affairs television station addressing the concerns, interests and cultures of the people of the Bronx, to bring episodes of Let’s Learn with Mister Ritz to its viewers starting on Tuesday, June 1.
David Greenberg started delving into the life of the iconic civil rights leader John Lewis as a way to blend his expertise in the presidency and national politics and tackle the subject of racial equality and justice. The Rutgers-New Brunswick professor launched his book project John Lewis: A Life in Politics, which is to be published by Simon & Schuster, after he traveled to Atlanta in February 2019 for an awe-inspiring meeting to secure the late congressman’s approval.
Cal State Fullerton criminal justice professor Christine Gardiner’s new report about Californians’ perceptions of police and police reform offers an analysis of the poll conducted within months of Floyd’s death. The study shows Californians are inconsistent in how they feel…
This week, Nika Gueci, executive director at the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University, is speaking at the Mindful.org “Mindfulness for Healthcare” virtual summit. The conference brings together academics, health care professionals, scientists and experts in a virtual setting to…
Green Bronx Machine congratulates its founder Stephen Ritz who has received the 2021 Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Disruptor Award for the organization’s work during the pandemic.
From creating and starring in segments for public television’s Let’s Learn children’s series to celebrating National Nutrition Month and Earth Day to preparing for outdoor growing season at its various urban farms, one thing is for sure: Green Bronx Machine (GBM) and its founder Stephen Ritz have been and will be extra busy tending to their communities, people and gardens.
A group at the University of Illinois Chicago is on a mission to break down stereotypes of who young Black men are and what they’re capable of.
We Are Men (WAM) is a program at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick experts are available to discuss racial and social justice and police violence amidst the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin. For interviews, contact Megan Schumann at [email protected] or 848-445-1907. Paul Hirschfield, associate professor of sociology: “After previous…
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $1.2 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities (AUH) interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell University for three years with a focus on social justice.
This spring, Stephen Ritz, award-winning educator and founder of Green Bronx Machine, will delight children in 3-K through second grade when he brings his acclaimed classroom – and a cast of newly-created characters – to public television’s “Let’s Learn” series.
Attention all Green Bronx Machine fans! Even though growing season is still around the corner, our founder Stephen Ritz and other GBM leaders are literally “zooming” around the world, planting the seeds for better education and health outcomes. From the Middle East and Austin, Texas, to New York City and far-flung places in between, their mission is to educate everyone about the power of a plant to help young people achieve academic and personal success, improve community health and wellness, and address economic and food justice.
On Monday night the city of Evanston, Illinois approved the nation’s first government-run reparations program that would make funds available to Black families for homeownership and mortgage assistance. Olúfémi Táíwò, professor of Africana studies at Cornell University, is authoring a…
COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Latinx families more than any other racial and ethnic group, yet there are few available resources to mitigate these risks. The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Cancer Health Justice Lab has launched an educational COVID-19 video in Spanish to address the lack of resources available to Latinx families.
Irvine, Calif., Dec. 16, 2020 — The University of California, Irvine and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation signed a memorandum of understanding for the design of the first in-prison Bachelor of Arts program offered by the University of California system. The Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees project will enable incarcerated students at Richard J.
While the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes our lives in countless ways, innovative CSU faculty have nimbly shifted to provide real-time relevancy in their coursework.
New Brunswick, N.J. (Nov. 1, 2020) – Donna Murch, a Rutgers University professor of history, is available to comment on how the presidential election may affect the racial and social justice movement. “If Trump is re-elected, we should expect a continued…
Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights, and well before the Stonewall Riots.
Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights well before the Stonewall Riots.
In her latest study, Northern Arizona University professor Lisa Hardy looks at how Americans’ attitudes and responses have changed during the time of the pandemic and how to many people, the virus is not a biological agent but instead a malicious actor.
Acclaimed University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named to the Freedom Scholars, a select group of progressive academics who are at the “forefront of movements for economic and social justice.”
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah is leading a collective call to action for truth, healing and the building of anti-racist campuses with the launch of Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education.
The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity has been established to help eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression and to promote healing.
A new study finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth.
Recent social justice protests did not cause a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to the latest Rutgers-Harvard-Northeastern-Northwestern survey data from The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States. Rutgers scholar Katherine Ognyanova, a collaborator on the report,…
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 16, 2020) – A coalition of labor unions and social justice groups are calling on workers to walk off the job at noon on Monday, July 20 as part of the nationwide Strike for Black Lives. Organizers…
Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, associate professor at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.
The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) at the University of Pennsylvania received an $8 million grant, to be distributed over the next five years, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a renewal of its P30 Environmental Health Sciences Core Center (EHSCC) grant.
How do we decide which patients with COVID-19 should get priority for lifesaving ventilators and ICU beds? Writing in the July issue of Medical Care, a prominent bioethicist argues that COVID-19 triage strategies should focus on saving lives, rather than prioritizing life-years saved. Medical Care is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) reaffirms its commitment to social justice and to working to end racial inequity and systemic racism.
Kari Winter, professor of American studies, says “400 years of white supremacy have put the American dream of democracy on life support” BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo expert and Minneapolis-area native Kari Winter is available to speak to media…
Protests are erupting across the country after George Floyd died while in police custody. Video of Floyd, a black man, telling a white police officer he couldn’t breathe while the officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck has sparked outrage and led…
Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, an associate professor at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education, is available to discuss new approaches to discussing social justice issues that place children’s concerns at the forefront of the social justice conversation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Social…
The new research study shows how a program in multiple elementary schools allows college students to work toward dismantling systems of injustice.
A West Virginia University student is seeking justice for imprisoned individuals who are not receiving adequate healthcare.
Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will host a social justice teach-in by The Mothers of the Movement at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. in Voorhees Chapel.
A group of students, studying everything from criminology to creative writing, are working together to make a difference and find purpose in their careers. A new Social Justice Research Fellowship is empowering graduate students to connect their research to social justice issues.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Cynthia Medina, [email protected], 848-445-1940 Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Emmett Till’s Continuing Impact on Social Justice Efforts in U.S. New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 14, 2019) – In advance of the 64th anniversary of Emmett Till’s…