November 3, 2019

On Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019, Blue Heart was able to connect with Christy Lubin 6 days after the Kincade fires first started ravaging Northern California. Christy had just evacuated to her mom’s house in Berkeley, from her house in Sebastopol where there was...

July 1, 2019

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a community-based, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to “restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and...

June 1, 2019

Blue Heart sits down with Leilani Salvador-Jones, Director of B.A.Y. Peace (Better Alternatives for Youth) to talk organizational vision, de-militarization, and youth liberation.

Lindley Mease: How would you describe in a couple of sentences, to someone who isn’t e...

November 6, 2017

Lindley Mease: What is your role at El/La and what is the story of how you became involved?

Jessy: I just started in April with El/La at this new new staff position. Before that I was a participant in their programs and projects. El/La wanted someone who has experience...

October 11, 2017

Lesley Phillips and Sharena Thomas founded The People’s Community Medics. Photo Credit: East Bay Express

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Blue Heart: How did People’s Community Medics get started?

Lesley: We started in 2011. Sharena and I were...

September 7, 2017

Blue Heart sat down with Carlton Turner, Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a grassroots organization in the American South that serves artists and cultural organizers exploring themes of social justice. Founded in 1976, Alternate ROOTS supports the creation of ori...

July 27, 2017

If tech is going to be a force for social good, Silicon Valley must take a hard look at itself and course correct. In an era of both increasing social divisions and unexpected alliances, the tech community must grapple with its ethical identity. How it takes action in...

July 27, 2017

“Each of us needs to stop being a passive observer of the suffering that we know is going on in the world and start identifying with the sufferers.” Grace Lee Boggs

Life — whether it’s your job, your relationships, just getting a healthy meal in your body — can be prett...

January 18, 2017

Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on where philanthropic foundation money comes from and where it goes?

Most foundations draw from investment portfolios that accrue billions from our extractive economy. For example, the Hewlett and Packard Foundations, both climat...

December 28, 2016

Photo: Sara Lafleur-Vetter, Standing Rock Reservation

It’s giving season and folks have been asking, “How and to whom do I donate to fight climate change?” This is a complex question because where you decide to give is unique to your understanding of why problems exist...

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