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A group of civil rights demonstrators staging a sit-in at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 1965 featured in POWER & HEALTH. | Courtesy of Warren K. Leffler
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News Wrap: Pfizer starts clinical trial of omicron vaccine
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News Wrap: Pfizer starts clinical trial of omicron vaccine

News Wrap: Pfizer starts clinical trial of omicron-based vaccine
 The California State Capitol Building stands in Sacramento, CA. Trees dress both sides of its entrance, and a flag waves above.

Single-Payer Health Care Clears Big Hurdle in California

A California single payer healthcare bill advanced out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but a bigger vote could be next week.
Ady Barkan smiles with his son on his lap.

What COVID Shows Us About the Need for Home Care

Dr. Rachael King, a scholar of the eighteenth century, draws on experiences with COVID and her research into eighteenth century Quakers to show how support for disabled people needs to include home caregiving.
COVID-19 testing for LAUSD school staff and students - during the pandemic

With No End in Sight to Pandemic Life, Parents Find Disruption Is the New Normal

Amid COVID-related staffing shortages and testing requirements, school systems are stretched thin. And so are parents’ nerves.
Doctor's hands in surgical gloves preparing COVID-19 vaccine for female patient

Health Promotoras Combat Vaccine Hesitancy in Eastside Los Angeles

Promotoras, laypeople trained to educate communities on health, work to battle vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in Eastside Los Angeles.
Francisco Didier Ulloa and Bernardino Almazán sit across from each other in a radio studio decked out with sound dampening on the walls and microphones on a table.

Vaccine Promoters Struggle to Get Farmworkers Boosted in the Coachella Valley

Stressed vaccine communicators battle anti-vaccine propaganda while seeking to persuade Latino farmworkers to get COVID boosters.
Two students volunteering at a booth speak to two individuals looking at pamphlets that read "Schools Not Prisons."

Students Fight for Holistic Mental Health Support in California High Schools

During the pandemic, Black and Latino youth noticed an increase in mental health issues among their peers. Members of the ACLU's SoCal youth branch took action, advocating for holistic mental health solutions in schools.
5 men sit at a table in front of a laptop

How a Coalition Creates Paths to Healing for Young Men of Color

The Brothers, Sons, Selves (BSS) coalition fosters life-affirming spaces for boys and men of color, where justice is rooted in transforming oppressive systems but also in building a trusting and loving community.
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