FAIR News: Sharing Diverse Perspectives
Publish Your Writing on Our Substack!
We want our FAIR Substack to be the go-to publication for people interested in sharing and reading diverse perspectives on our culture and civil rights. Whether you’re a seasoned author or an amateur writer with a story to tell that contributes 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
Complete articles only (i.e. no “works in progress”).
We have no hard word count limits, but prefer submissions between 1000 and 2500 words.
In the email, please include a short personal introduction and brief (one paragraph) summary of the article.
We hope to hear from you!
Update on Lawsuit: FAIR v. NYC
On February 23, 2022, FAIR filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) and Preliminary Injunction, urging the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to issue an emergency order enjoining the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from enforcing portions of two identical directives that prioritize scarce COVID-19 oral antiviral and monoclonal antibody therapy treatments solely based on skin color and ancestry.
In the Motion, FAIR alleges that the policy of pathologizing skin color and ancestry has injured and will continue to injure NYC residents by intentionally and unconstitutionally discriminating against them on the basis of their race and ethnicity—classifications that the Supreme Court, in Shaw v. Reno, 509 U.S. 630, 643 (1993), denounced as “odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.”
FAIR Offers to Collaborate with ABA on New Standards
On February 14, 2022 the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a revision to Section 303 of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools. The revision requires law schools to “provide education to law students on bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism.” This education can be achieved by “guest lectures by experts in the areas of bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism” and “other educational experiences that educate students in cross-cultural competency.”
FAIR recognizes the ABA’s indispensable role in shaping legal education and preparing students for productive legal careers in service of American society. To that end, on February 23, 2022, FAIR sent a letter to Barbara Howard, Chair of the ABA’s House of Delegates, inviting the ABA to collaborate with FAIR and the FAIRstory program in implementing the ABA’s new standards.
FAIR welcomes the opportunity to share our resources with the ABA as it looks toward implementing Section 303 with a focus on fairness, equity, and confronting cognitive bias.
Critical Social Justice in American Institutions
There is a growing concern that Critical Social Justice (CSJ) ideology is corrupting, or has already corrupted, many of society's core institutions. In this discussion series, the Institute for Liberal Values examines how CSJ insinuates itself into institutions, the toll it takes on them, and what we can collectively do about it.
In this Session on CSJ in Psychotherapy, FAIR Advisor Zander Keig and FAIR in Medicine Fellow Sally Satel sit down with other top thinkers and practitioners in psychotherapy to discuss what has gone wrong and what can be done about a field that has traditionally focused on helping individuals gain agency and control.
Zander Keig is an award-winning licensed clinical social worker, educator, and author who served in the US Coast Guard. Zander helps develop and deliver corporate diversity training, emotional wellness, and interpersonal growth courses for FAIR. As a trans man and first-generation American of Mexican heritage with subject matter expertise in psychotherapy, social care, and mental wellness, Zander brings a unique perspective to all aspects of his work.
In this episode, we have an in-depth talk with Zander Keig about why there is no such thing as the “trans community,” Zander's transitioning experience, why there's a reluctance in acknowledging natal sex among trans individuals, how gender ideology inadvertently strengthens gender stereotypes, the potential backlash against the movement's excesses, gender ideology in K-12, and how to handle a situation if your child wants to transition.
FAIR News Podcast
FAIR Wellness Webinars
Every Tuesday (the first four Tuesdays of the month) from 7:00 to 8:00PM ET, beginning March 1st, FAIR Advisor Zander Keig will be hosting a series of FREE Wellness Webinars for FAIR members. The webinars include:
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
FAIR Twin Cities Member Meeting
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.
Monday, February 28th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM EST
Monday, March 28th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM 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.
February's Conversation: FAIR Diversity (topic will be announced next week!)
Monday, March 7th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM 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 Chapter Events
FAIR Open House Events
New Hampshire Open House
3:00PM EST, ZOOM
Maine Open House
7:00PM EST, ZOOM
FAIR Chapter Events
FAIR Virginia College/University Chapter
Are you a professor in Virginia? Do you want to learn more about the pro-human movement in Virginia’s colleges and universities? If so, email email@example.com for more information.
Las Vegas Spring Reboot
6:30PM PST, ZOOM
Bergen County (NJ) Spring Reboot
7:00PM EST, ZOOM
FAIR Oregon Meet & Greet
7:00PM PST, DETAILS & REGISTRATION
Long Island Kick-Off Meeting
7:30PM EST, ZOOM
FAIR Oregon Meet & Greet
2:00PM PST, DETAILS & REGISTRATION
FAIR Educator Alliance
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! We will be holding weekly informal “happy hours” to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources just for teachers. We’ll also be holding more formal monthly meetings to address issues based on your needs and interests.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zoom link to our weekly happy hour can be found here.
Grassroots Training Workshops
Are you ready to be an effective advocate for pro-human values in your community? You know in your heart of hearts our common culture of fairness, understanding, and humanity requires you to be civically engaged and actively organizing and advocating in your community.
But how do you get started?
We’ve got you covered with the FAIR Grassroots Leader Training series.
Register to learn practical tools for organizing your community, how to be a more effective advocate, and ways to create positive, bottom-up change in our culture and country. The sessions include:
Register now for the next Grassroots Leader Training series.