HEJE Overview 6-10-17: Justice


“It [visiting] is, to me, one of the most essential elements of rehabilitation. You can’t expect people to come out and do well on the outside without having support. But that support you can’t expect to create itself once [the incarcerated person] leaves. It has to have been maintained while they are inside.”
–Jack Beck, Director, Prison Visiting Project at the Correctional Association of New York Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-10-17: Justice”


HEJE Overview 6-9-17: Health & Healthcare


“Here’s the message from America’s doctors on climate change: it’s not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it’s happening here. It’s not only a problem for us in 2100, it’s a problem now. And it’s not only hurting polar bears, it’s hurting us.”

–Aparna Bole, a pediatrician at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ environmental health executive committee Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-9-17: Health & Healthcare”

Coffee Break 6-7-17

Stepping Back from the Fray

It’s been four-and-a-half months since the inauguration, and Washington continues to be a fractured, sensationalist, scandal-mad city. We don’t follow the scandal-of-the-day—you can get all that from the headlines of your local paper, assuming you still read a local paper, or from MSNBC, or Daily Kos, or Huffington Post, or whatever you read to remain au courant. We hope your sole source of news isn’t your FB page or Twitter, but would understand if it were.   Continue reading “Coffee Break 6-7-17”

HEJE Overview 6-6-17


“If the climate continues to change at a rapid rate, society itself will be injured. As the glaciers melt and the oceans swell, the land will recede. Crops will die. Mosquitos will increasingly carry diseases. The Earth will be hit with massive floods, devastating heat waves and drought. Polar bears will become extinct. People will lose their lands, their homes and their lives. Indeed, life as we know it will come to an end.” –Dahr Jamail Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-6-17”