Elevating the Huddled Masses: How Health Equity Promotes Sustainability

by Adrian Shanker In considering sustainability, one must ask:“How are the most marginalized in our community supported?” The sociocultural area of sustainability perhaps receives less attention than the economic and environmental pillars, but sociocultural sustainability has great influence on the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Arts & Culture, Building Community, Environmental Health, Healthcare system, LGBT Rights, Local Health Issues, Quality of Life, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Living, Voices of the Valley |

Embracing Diversity

by Emma Cleveland Think about that poster—I’m sure you’ve seen it because it hangs in many an elementary school classroom—of children holding hands around a cartoon globe, their skin varying shades of the rainbow. They might be wearing traditional dress from their country … more

Posted in Building Community, Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Diversity & Heritage, Human Rights, Immigrants' Rights, LGBT Rights, Migration & Refugees, Minority Rights, Voices of the Valley, Women's Rights |

Equality Leads Us to a Sustainable Valley

by Adrian Shanker — If sustainability is a guideline to ensuring the preservation of our land and community for the foreseeable future, then surely sustainability must include how we as community members and leaders treat each other. This becomes an … more

Posted in Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Diversity & Heritage, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, Minority Rights, Social Justice, Voices of the Valley |