QUESTION: Oppressions as social determinants of health

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Can anyone recommend good books/articles/essays that outline why queerphobia, transphobia, sexism & racism and/or unstable housing are social determinants of health?

I work for a non-profit health agency and this info would be useful to radicalize our programs.


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How can I find work with radical organizations in Boston? Anything from anti-police violence, anti-racism, affordable housing, queer liberation.... anything radical! I want to be in the fight for liberation and also be able to eat. Help a friend out.

"Peeling the Onion: A Workshop on Research," 7/31 in Brooklyn

This isn't a Rad Ref event, but I will soon be conducting a free Internet research workshop at the Park Slope Food Coop:

QUESTION: how would I find most recent statistics on the percent or # of prisons providing prenatal care?

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How would I find the most recent statistics or records on the percentage or number of women's prisons that provide in-house prenatal care for pregnant prisoners?

QUESTION: What's the best free website to find experts in a field?

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I know there are a lot of website that connect journalists with experts, and a lot of them don't tell you that you have to pay until after you register. What's the best website that, for free, will hook a journalist up with an expert in a certain field?

QUESTION: Research on the use of Manifestos, Charters and Declarations for movement building in the U.S. and globally

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Hello! I am looking for research, anecdotal information and/or evaluation of the use and results of using organizing tools like manifestos, peoples' charters, declarations, etc. as organizing and movement-building tools. Thank you!

ALA Annual Conference meeting notes

Radical Reference met under cover of the ALA Annual Conference at the Roosevelt Bar (not Roosevelt Hotel Bar sorry/phew!) in New Orleans on Saturday, June 25. About 25 (?) people attended. I was supposed to take notes, but our discussion wasn't particularly formfull.

Rad Ref & affiliated events at ALA Annual

This is meant to be a catch-all page for ALA and ALA-related events in which Radical Reference volunteers are participating. Please add yours (chronologically)!

Iron Rail bookshop 2006: photo by Laura Crossett

UPDATE: I've added a flier people can print and hand out at ALA and also a pdf version. Please avail yourself!

QUESTION: How do I research a foreign non-profit that operates in the US?

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I'm trying to find out information about a Serbian non-profit operating in the US and many other countries around the world. (Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). If they operate in the US are they required to file an IRS-990, or is that only if their headquarters are located in the country? And if I can't get their tax info, is there any other information that foreign non-profits are required to file with our government, or am I pretty much out of luck?

QUESTION: Census tool for demographics across decades

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There are many tools out there for handling census data. Unfortunately, I can't find what I need.

I am looking at a 3 county area in my state and need to find census data from ALL census years. The trickiest thing so far has been finding tools that include data from before 1990.

Ideally, but not absolutely nessecary, I'd like to find a tool that will let me create my own variables. I.e. income of richest %1 of households in a grouping of census tracks.

The reason for this question is that my organization is working on an economic history of our region and would like to compare different industries to population trends.

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