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CROWN Conference: Can Public Policy End Hair Discrimination?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will host the CROWN Conference: Can Public Policy End Hair Discrimination to discuss a New Jersey bill known as the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Naturals). The bill would protect people’s right to wear natural hairstyles, such as Afros, braids, twists or and locs, which are often worn by African-Americans.

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23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Stepping Up and Standing Out

American University

Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, according to a new online survey released by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Politics Institute at American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law, Race and Ethnicity, Women in Business, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics,

22-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Law and Public Policy

A Rutgers Expert’s Guide to Understanding 2020’s Campaign Polls

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four years after the presidential election surprised nearly everyone who followed public opinion polls, it is critical for 2020 voters to have a better understanding of how polling works and what they should look for as the election cycle heats up and the barrage of polls increase.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics,

16-Jan-2020 7:00 AM EST
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    11-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST

Risk Analysis Critical Tool for Combating Human Trafficking

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Each year, more than 40 million men, women and children are trafficked worldwide. It manifests in numerous forms and has grown into a multi-billion-dollar illegal enterprise that is difficult to detect, prosecute and examine. Risk analysis is a critical tool for combating human trafficking and is central to informing global policy recommendations and assisting with targeted local and organizational efforts. Several studies will be presented during the Addressing Human Trafficking Risk symposium at the 2019 SRA Annual Meeting at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, Public Health, Scientific Meetings,

20-Nov-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With the release of the film Harriet, Rutgers scholar Erica Armstrong Dunbar said it’s a good time to shed light on Tubman’s life not only as the famed Underground Railroad conductor, but as a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a woman.

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20-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST
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