Social Activism

Man speaking into microphone (© Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish groups honor Islamic leader who fights anti-Semitism

Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed al-Issa received an award for his work combating anti-Semitism and uniting people.
Protesters on the National Mall (© AP Images)

Americans march

Marching and protesting are integral aspects of what it means to exercise freedom of speech and what it means to stand together in unity.
Safiya Khalid wearing blue Islamic headscarf posing for portrait (© Michele Stapleton)

Refugees who made their mark as Americans [photo gallery]

As we take a #stepwithrefugees on World Refugee Day, ShareAmerica highlights a few people who made their mark as Americans.
People standing in line in front of building. (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

U.S. museum helps Americans discuss race

Following widespread outcry after George Floyd's death, the Smithsonian released a portal to help Americans talk about race. More on why this matters.
Large crowd in street leading to U.S. Capitol (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Peaceful protests are a protected American tradition

The U.S. government protects its citizens' right to protest at both the federal and the city level. Learn more about protest permits here.
People walking in a crowd (© Jake May/The Flint Journal/AP Images)

Police leaders march in solidarity with peaceful protesters

Police in the United States have joined marches for reform after a man's death in police custody. See how law enforcement is supporting peaceful protests.
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The pride of the LGBTI community [video]

Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTI pride during the month of June.
Men carrying person on stretcher through smoke and rubble (© Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images)

Gandhi Peace Award for 2020 honors two Syrians

The 2020 Gandhi Peace Award recipients have much in common besides their Syrian heritage. Both have braved their native country's war zones to help people.
Women standing on a stage with Mike Pompeo and Melania Trump (State Dept.)

Pompeo: The world needs courageous women

Meet this year's recipients of the State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, who have all overcome great risks to champion women's rights.