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23
Jun
2017

Resistance Summer: Standing firm in tending the garden of equality

By levi,

Two years ago the country stood awaiting the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting same-sex marriage equality. I remember seeing the faces plastered across social media – men and women anxiously waiting to hear if they would be awarded a slice of equality that heterosexual Americans already enjoyed.…

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23
Jun
2017

Then and Now ~Amplifying the voices of marginalized communities

By llenda,

The process of moving forward is often enhanced by looking back, taking stock and drawing upon historical lessons to inform the future path. Change is a continuum that is reflected in lingering patterns and practices. Here we share snippets of McKinney & Associates engagement that speak to the unending march…

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23
Jun
2017

The McKinney Manifesto: From PR with a Conscience to Strategic Communications with Vision

By gwen,

Nearly 27 years ago, owning a public relations firm was a lofty, if not ambitious endeavor. For me, public relations with a conscience was clever but true, niched to positioning social justice causes and leaders in the public square. Back then, the Internet was in its infancy and social media…

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31
May
2017

Lived Experience Of Mothers And Children

By leon,

Ashleigh Carter remembers when Asia was three, “stum” was thumb and “Elmo” was elbow. Those words echoed painfully and endearingly in Carter’s head over the nearly four years she was separated from her little girl. “All I knew is that I was helpless and couldn’t be there for her,” confided…

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22
May
2017

CommPassions Snapshot

By leon,

McKinney & Associates Travels to La La Land to Unveil Living Library, JustUs Voices with Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Re-entry Project On Mother's Day weekend, McKinney & Associates kicked off JustUS Voices, a project we've been working on for nearly a year. You've received updates from us…

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11
Apr
2017

Do You Stand for Health Equity?

By leon,

McKinney & Associates is proud to share the work of Brian Smedley, PhD, and Carla Gullatt, Executive Director and Deputy Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. During National Minority Health Month, they talked to McKinney & Associates about the leading causes of health inequity and shared evidence-based solutions…

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30
Mar
2017

Crossing the Intersection of Race and Gender

By gwen,

Consider the common threads connecting Latasha Harlins and Sandra Bland. Separated by geography and time, their stories – a parting homage to Women’s History Month – underscore the sometimes lethal journey facing Black women and girls. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles uprisings, and the case…

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24
Mar
2017

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

By leon,

McKinney & Associates was honored to support the recent release of a call to action by a network of funders. They urged foundations and grantmakers to markedly increase support to Black-led social change organizations. Their goal is to make Black communities thrive and empower the nation to take its most…

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