Half-Pints, Whole Hearts: Congrats, King Elementary!

December 14, 2017

On Tuesday, December 5, the Half-Pints poets from Findley, Capitol View, Hillis, Samuelson, Stowe, Morris, and King Elementary took the stage to battle with their words for the golden boom box. Congrats to King Elementary for taking the golden prize! Much love to our resident photographer Eduardo Arana for capturing the magic.

Poverty + Environmental Justice

December 4, 2017
Food The Resistance is Hungry (article)

Food Deserts in Des Moines (Prezi)

Mobile Food Pantry in DSM (article)

The Bigger Picture Campaign (spoken word poetry/music videos)

Food Access Advocates Walk The Long Walk … To The Nearest Grocery Store (article)

Philly Urban Creators (organization addressing needs)

A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA (TED Talk)

GMO by Team Des Moines (spoken word poem)

Grow Food (song)

Guns, Hunger, and Lack of Clothing (article)

Hunger Games (spoken word)

Impact of Man: A Cartoon

Water A Brief History of Environmental Justice (video)

Des Moines Fights To Keep Its Water Clean (article)

Protect Our Mother Earth. Stop Factory Farms! (spoken word)

Flint Water Crisis Fast Facts (article/timeline)

Flint Still Is Without Water (article)

New World Water by Mos Def (song)

Over 50% of Iowa Water is Polluted (article)

Iowa Farmers and Polluted Water (article)

The EPA and Iowa Water (article)

Water, Pollution, and Health (article)

Flint, Nestle, and the Consumption of Bottled Water (article)

USA and Water (article)

Beyond Flint (article)

Impact of Man: A Cartoon

Air A Brief History of Environmental Justice (video)

Air Pollution and Schools (article)

Air Pollution and Violence (abstract article)

Iowa Air Quality (article)

Air Emissions from Livestock (article)

Air and Income (article)

California Air Quality (article)

5 Deadly Effects of Air Pollution (article)

A Small Needful Fact (poem)

Race Best Predicts Whether You Live Near Pollution (article)

Impact of Man: A Cartoon

Air Pollution: A Cartoon

Shelter Des Moines and Homeless (article + video)

Homeless Shelters (video)

Des Moines Clears Out Camps (article)

Toxic Waste and Property Values (article)

Environmental Justice and Gentrification (article)

Gentrification and Going Green (article)

East Village and Low Income Renters (article)

“Gentrification” by Javon Johnson (spoken word poem)

See Brooklyn Before and After Gentrification (photo essay/article)

N.C. and Urban Poverty (article)

Racial Gaps in Des Moines (article)

Race, Housing, Education, Economics in IA (article)

Poverty (Ted Talk)

US Urban Poverty: Baltimore As A Case Study (video)

Des Moines Considers Options On Affordable Housing Programs (article)

 

Education Education and Air Pollution (article)

New Orleans School Built on Toxic Dump (article)

Urban Ed and STEM

The Return of School Segregation in Eight Charts (article)

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ (article)

The reason America’s schools are so segregated — and the only way to fix it (article)

Brave New Schools – Carlynn from Youth Speaks Seattle (spoken word poem)

Guns, Hunger, and Lack of Clothing (article)

Racial Gaps in Des Moines (article)

Race, Housing, Education, Economics in IA (article)

No Child Left Behind (Spoken Word)

Rigged Game (Spoken Word)

New Teachers (Spoken Word)

How American Schools Keep Kids in Poverty (Ted Talk)

Employment Unemployment Definition (video)

Iowa’s Fight for 15 (campaign)

Income Inequality (article)

How do we fix income inequality? (video)

Poverty and Urban Unemployment (article/ interview)

Donald Trump Should Tackle Urban Poverty (article)

 N.C. Urban Poverty and Its Impact (article)

Iowa Wages (article)

Minimum Wage (article)

Guns, Hunger, and Lack of Clothing (article)

Racial Gaps in Des Moines (article)

Race, Housing, Education, Economics in IA (article)

US Urban Poverty: Baltimore As A Case Study (video)