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Freedom Ride to Houston
Groups of white and Black civil rights activists boarded buses together in "freedom rides" to protest segregation in public transit. They were often confronted by arresting police officers — and violence from white protestors.
On August 12, 1961, after participating in nonviolence trainings, eleven college students from California joined the Freedom Riders movement and boarded a train to Houston. Upon arrival, they joined with students from Texas Southern University to desegregate the coffee shop at Houston’s Union Station.
Veteran Crisis: Thriving Beyond Homelessness
From Crisis to Empowerment in the LGBTQ+ Community and Beyond
LGBTQ+ people suffer mental health issues at a rate three times higher than their cis, straight counterparts and experience much higher rates of substance abuse disorders as well. Currently, 60% of queer folks have a less than ideal experience when they go into a health care setting due to the lack of affirming resources available to them.
School to Prison Pipeline