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December 7, 2017 - 2:53pm
Across the country, Native Americans face racism, stereotypes, and erasure of their culture and heritage. Multiple forms of stereotyping of Native Americans continue to persist in politics, media, and sports. So how can we stand with Native Americans in our communities?
November 23, 2017 - 12:15am
NOT IN MY TOWN - El Sobrante Comes Together to Start a NIOT Group in the Wake of Hate  by NIOS Director Becki Cohn-Vargas
October 17, 2017 - 4:58pm
In order to transcend white supremacy, we must become centered in ourselves, our values, and our hard, shared work ahead. This requires cultural humility and transformative love in action.
October 11, 2017 - 5:04pm
At a moment when hate violence is spreading and hate groups are planning rallies in cities across the U.S., local human rights and human relations commissioners and directors were gathering intelligence and discussing best practices for response at the 2017 annual meeting in Seattle of IAOHRA, The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies.
October 9, 2017 - 5:36pm
At the beginning of the Jewish New Year, it is traditional to sound the shofar. Like the bugle, this instrument blasts a call to the slumbering to awaken and reaffirm the commitments that give our lives and communities purpose and life. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, this Rosh Hoshanah sermon from Rabbi Sydney Mintz, of Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco, who also sits on NIOT’s Advisory Board, calls us to action in this moment.