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  • PDF intern Shanze Hasan wrote a story about one of our 2020 Community Organizing Grantees, Rise St. James. Rise St. James is an environmental justice organization working to stop the construction of a petrochemical plant in Louisiana. Read the full story by clicking here.  ...Read more

    Published on August 18, 2020

  • We all get distracted by the show that is the current administration. But we should be focused on the good stuff: everyday people acting responsibly in their communities, looking out for one another, challenging “old boy networks” or institutional racism baked into our history. Instead, we get exercised by a few mad-hatters who either can’t ...Read more

    Published on June 18, 2018

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Prison, Protest, and Indigenous Leadership 

October 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

Featuring Nick Tilsen, President and CEO of the NDN Collective. Nick Tilsen is facing up to 16 years in prison on felony charges for a protest on July 3rd in the Black Hills in response to President Trump's July 4th visit to Mount Rushmore. Register by clicking here

Community Organizing Grants Town Hall 

November 17 at 3:00 PM EST and
November 19 at 6:00 PM EST

A roundtable discussion featuring several of PDF's 2020 grantees from around the country. Register by clicking here.