Racial Justice

Ernesto Cortes, Cold Anger, Social Justice, Huffington Post, Racial Justice

Huffington Post Cites 'Cold Anger' as Key to Social Justice Gains

Monday, December 8, 2014
Huffington Post

"This wave of activism reflects the difference between what community organizer Ernie Cortes calls hot anger and cold anger. With hot anger we act irrationally and misdirect it toward the wrong people. With cold anger we focus on what we can do to change oppression, exploitation and injustice….”

West / Southwest IAF

Juvenile Justice, Racial Justice, Organizing in the Mid-West, Paul Turner, Restorative Justice

AMOS Backs Polk Courthouse Renovations

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Des Moines Register

A community organization of faith and advocacy groups has endorsed Polk County’s proposed $81 million courthouse renovation.  A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy, or AMOS, announced its support Saturday. The three-phase plan to expand the courthouse space ...presented at AMOS’s restorative justice conference by former Polk County Supervisor Martha Willits, includes a number of recommendations AMOS made for the design.


Organizing in the Midwest, Juvenile Justice, Prisons, Hyper-Incarceration, Racial Justice

AMOS Heats Up Debate Over Race & Juvenile Justice in Iowa

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Des Moines Register

Citing concerns about an exponential rise in juvenile filings and detention holds, clergy leaders of A Mid Iowa Strategy (AMOS) are calling on their County Supervisors to voteagainst increase