Let Prison Inmates Vote

Let Prison Inmates Vote

Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too.

Pashtun Lives Matter

Pashtun Lives Matter

In Pakistan, the police killing of a Pashtun social media star stirred a popular uprising for democracy and demilitarization.

Envisioning a Post-Trump Future

Envisioning a Post-Trump Future

A new book published by the Next Systems Project challenges us to think past today’s daily scandals to consider exactly what kind of society we want to live in.

Know Your Rights Training!

Know Your Rights Training!

A day long marathon of trainings for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, brought to you by the Institute for Policy Studies, the DC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.

Black Youth and Elusive Freedom

Black Youth and Elusive Freedom

As I weep over the death of America’s black men, I remember my brother’s struggle for his freedom against unnecessary police searches.

Book Launch: The Butler’s Child

Book Launch: The Butler’s Child

A Politics and Prose DC book launch with author and IPS board member Lewis M. Steel, whose new book tells his personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer.

Flagging Hate Speech

Flagging Hate Speech

It shouldn’t have taken 150 years and the deaths of nine innocent churchgoers for Southern states to renounce the Confederate flag.

Losing Their Grip

Losing Their Grip

The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums.

Book Event: This Light of Ours

Book Event: This Light of Ours

Institute for Policy Studies, with Teaching for Change bookstore and Busboys and Poets, welcomes Matt Herron, Dorie Ladner, and a panel moderated by Askia Muhammad to discuss the book on “Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement”