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  February 2016
 Congress of Racial Equality conducts march in memory of children killed in Birmingham bombings, All Souls Church, 16th Street, Washington, D.C., 1963, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division 
Members in Motion
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'"
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada, a time to honor the accomplishments of African Americans and African Canadians throughout history. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the deeper meaning of this history and enduring challenges around racism and discrimination today. To encourage dialogue on these topics, and engage diverse perspectives, we asked five of our members to pose a question to our larger community on race and civil rights. Click below to see their contributions and follow us all next week on our Facebook page, where you can submit your own thoughts and answers.  
Blog: School to Prison Pipeline
Since the 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the subject of excessive force and policing of African Americans, especially youths, has been ever present in communities and schools throughout the United States. In response, the Coalition recently launched From Brown v. Board to Ferguson: Fostering Dialogue on Education, Incarceration and Civil Rights.
On Slavery Past
and Present 
Having secured generous support from the Ford Foundation and the Senegalese Government, the Coalition is pleased to announce it will begin a major three-year revitalization of La Maison des Esclaves in Senegal, which will help the slave house not only tell the story of the transatlantic slave trade, but also serve as a global center for excellence on slavery and its contemporary legacies. 
Enab Baladi on Syria Today
According to the United Nations, 4.6 million Syrians have been registered as refugees since 2011. Of them, 2.4 million were under the age of 17. Our member Enab Baladi, a non-profit media organization in Syria, has made coverage of children one of their priorities since its founding in 2011. They recently talked to Syrian girls in refugee camps about their dreams for the future.  

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