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The Day of Empathy is a national day of action to generate empathy on a massive scale for millions of Americans impacted by the incarceration industry.  Virtual reality has been described as an “empathy machine.”  #cut50, a Dream Corps initiative, launched the Day of Empathy campaign to create empathy on...
As this is our first This Week in Dream Corps blog, let me explain how it is here. At our Dream Corps office in downtown Oakland, you could be talking about ending mass incarceration one minute, training disadvantaged youth to code the next, then getting dirty energy to invest in...
Alicia Keys took to a different stage this week to ask Congressional members to sign a petition for justice reform that she will deliver to President Obama once it reaches 1 million signatures. Alicia Keys speaks to lawmakers.  "I am a mother," said Keys. "My heart is breaking for mothers...
  In a city that has come to symbolize the growing inequality gap, The Nation magazine hosted a conversation about the country’s inequality crisis with a panel of experts. San Francisco was the city, and Less Equal than Ever was the theme, and the occasion was the 150th birthday of...
“Every once in awhile a book comes around that changes the conversation,” said Van Jones, President of Dream Corps and co-founder of #cut50. He was introducing Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs and director of strategy and innovation at #cut50, to a house full of friends and allies on...
"Even though we are incarcerated, we still care about the community.” A group of incarcerated men at the Oregon State Penitentiary raised $800 for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Inspired by their efforts, Dream Corps raised a matching donation in support of the organization's work in Flint. Thank you to...
Van spent hours on air last week -- reacting to tragedy after tragedy live. His words speak for themselves: "We need to reach down and find some empathy. If you cried for the brother who bled out next to his fiancé but you didn't cry this morning for those police...
In an exclusive video for Mic, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Common, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, Van Jones and others describe the mundane actions that cost black Americans their lives. Watch below: For the full post from Mic's Jamilah King, click here