FAIR News: Teaching the Pro-Human Perspective at FAIRstory.org
Women and the Right To Vote
This week we have released the tenth video in our FAIRstory Curriculum: Women & the Right To Vote, which traces the history and progress of women’s pursuit of equal voting rights.
To provide equality to all people regardless of their sex would require political and legal change, but that was limited by another right women were not granted—the right to vote. Women were not the only group restricted from voting in the early days of the United States. In the 13 colonies, voting was restricted to European men who held a certain amount of property and land.
Though much progress had been made when voting restrictions based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” were lifted, women were still not granted the right to vote through all that progress. The right to vote for women came slowly and incrementally, and was not fully achieved in all 50 states until the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1920.
Looking for pro-human learning standards? FAIRstory’s got them!
FAIR’s K-12 Pro-Human Learning standards aim to inform and guide curricula toward a fair and accurate view of our nation’s history. Our standards emphasize constructive principles that inspire optimism for the American future based on humanity, diversity, understanding, and fairness.
Embrace Race’s Problematic Webinar
This week, FAIR investigative journalist Grayson Slover reported on a March 23rd, 2022, webinar by the nonprofit group Embrace Race titled “Building meaningful, healthy relationships among kids of color.” The organization was founded by Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas, a couple who created the organization to “meet the challenges faced by those raising children in a world where race matters.”
Giraud and Grant-Thomas interviewed three members of “Families of Color-Seattle (FOCS),” a nonprofit based in Seattle, Washington that focuses mainly on “increas[ing] parenting skills and provid[ing] a space to discuss identity and race” for “families of color.” During the webinar, parents were told the “importance of parents connecting with other parents of the same skin color or ethnicity,” and that they should encourage their children to think the same way.
Join the Movement—Intern at FAIR!
Do you value the civil rights and liberties of all individuals regardless of their skin color, ancestry, or other group identity? Are you interested in supporting and learning more about FAIR’s nonpartisan and pro-human mission, and how FAIR promotes fairness, understanding, and our common humanity? Then join us this summer as a FAIR Intern ($2,000 stipend provided)!
Applications are due on April 8, 2022.
Have Something to Say? Write for Us
We want our FAIR Substack to be the go-to publication for people interested in sharing and reading diverse perspectives on culture and civil rights. Whether you’re a seasoned author or an amateur writer with a story that can contribute to our mission of promoting fairness, understanding, and humanity, we would love to receive your stories, opinions, investigations, reviews, interviews, and more!
Please submit your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org
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No previously published submissions.
We have no hard word count limits, but prefer submissions between 1,000 and 2,500 words.
In the email, please include a short personal introduction and brief (one paragraph) summary of the article.
We hope to hear from you!
Our guest this week is Dr. Marilyn Singleton.
Marilyn is a physician, lawyer, and educator who was among the first women of African descent to attend Stanford University as a freshman. She studied at UC Berkeley Law School, went on to practice insurance and health law, and currently teaches classes on the detection of elder abuse and constitutional law for non-lawyers. Dr. Singleton is also a fellow for FAIR in Medicine, a nonpartisan professional network dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in medical practice, and to promoting a common medical culture based on critical thinking and the pursuit of excellence in all medical endeavors.
In this episode we speak with Dr. Singleton about her upbringing in a multicultural neighborhood and Catholic school in California, her and her peers' views on race and racism throughout the 1960's, her getting into Stanford University, her approach to dealing with sexism and bigotry in her life and how it differs from the way others approach it today, individuality versus conformity, and the goals of FAIR in Medicine.
Tune in on YouTube or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
FAIR News Podcast
FAIR Wellness Webinars
Every Tuesday (the first four Tuesdays of the month) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, FAIR Advisor Zander Keig will be hosting a series of FREE Wellness Webinars for FAIR members.
FAIR Diversity Training
Meet FAIR Diversity: What It Means to Be Pro-Human
For all FAIR Members and volunteers. These events are typically held on the last Monday of each month.
Registration is now open for the following events:
April 25th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
May 30th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
June 27th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
FAIR Diversity Conversations Series
Open to the public! These events are typically held on the first Monday of each month.
In this webinar series, FAIR Diversity panelists discuss how to apply the fundamental principles of inclusive and civil dialogue to everyday social interactions. We use the pro-human approach to navigate challenging conversations in healthcare, education, corporate, non-profit sectors, and more.
Upcoming Webinar Topic: What Does “Compassionate Opposition” Look Like?
April 4th, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. EST
May 2nd, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. EST
June 6th, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. EST
Please feel free to bring any relevant thoughts, ideas, questions, and insights, to the conversation!
To learn more about FAIR Diversity, please visit our FAIR Diversity website.
FAIR in Medicine Open House Event
On April 14th, at 8:00 p.m. CST, FAIR in Medicine will be hosting an Open House event for medical professionals interested in learning about and contributing to FAIR’s mission to promote a common medical culture based on critical thinking and the pursuit of excellence in all medical endeavors.
FAIR Chapter Events
TODAY (March 31st):
FAIR Atlanta - "How do I talk about Pro-human values?" with FAIR Advisor Zander Keig
One of the questions we heard in last week's open house event was "how do I talk about FAIR to my family and friends?" This is a GREAT question and one that we are happy to help with! Please join us on March 31st at 6:00 p.m. EST for a presentation on how to talk about pro-human values. Our guest will be our beloved Advisory Board member, Zander Keig.
FAIR DC/Virginia/Maryland Event - Liberated Ethnic Studies with Renaud Beauchard
6:30 p.m. EST, ZOOM LINK
Alaska Open House
7:00 p.m. AKST, ZOOM LINK
San Diego Open House
7:00 p.m. PST, ZOOM LINK
Chapter Leader Training
Chapter Leader Series 3: Now What? (follow-up debrief (pilot))
MUST have attended both a Series 1 AND a Series 2 training
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
Meeting ID: 851 0018 9385
FAIR Educator Alliance ‘Happy Hour’
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! The FAIR Educators Alliance brings together educators from all levels to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources that can support teachers, community members, and FAIR chapters.
We have an informal “happy hour” every Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. EST, and hold more formal monthly meetings that will address issues based on your interests and needs.
We welcome all teachers and hope you will get connected.
The Zoom link to our weekly happy hour can be found here.