Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is Another Day to Struggle for Justice When Your Child is Behind Bars

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson
Institute for Policy Studies
A movement has emerged to take up the mantle on one of the most pressing civil and human rights issues of our time: criminal justice reform. Many of these movement leaders are mothers with a child in prison, rendering this cause just as political as it is personal.

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

Julianne Hing
As the truism goes, the personal is political. For many activists and organizers, the political began with their moms. For a special Mother’s Day tribute, Colorlines asked eight racial justice activists and organizers about life wisdom and political lessons their moms imparted to them. Whether it was the example they set for their children in the way they moved through the world, or concrete political values they handed down, these moms have been a guiding force for thei