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In Memoriam: Kate Cowles Nichols

February 23, 2024 | Evident Change

Evident Change mourns the passing of Katie Cowles Nichols of Sarasota, Florida, and Ménerbes, France. Ms. Nichols served as a member of the board of directors from 1991 to 2010,...

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Black History Month

February 1, 2024 | Evident Change

Black History Month, celebrated every February, has roots stretching back more than a century. In 1915, Harvard historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded an organization...

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Dual-System Youth: Mapping an Agenda for Research and Policy

December 7, 2023 | Evident Change

As many as half of young people who become involved with the youth justice system have previous involvement with the child welfare system—a group known as dual-system youth.1 Yet, as...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 17, 2023 | Evident Change

As we come together to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), we remember transgender individuals whose lives were taken too soon through hateful acts of violence. TDoR, which is observed...

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Veterans Day

November 9, 2023 | Evident Change

Evident Change is honoring Veterans Day, celebrated every year on November 11. This day is dedicated to individuals who have served in the U.S. military. Evident Change expresses our gratitude...

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2024 Media for a Just Society Awards Call for Entries

October 30, 2023 | Evident Change

Are you a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, or other unique creator who is telling stories, raising questions, or proposing solutions to issues in child welfare or the justice system? We invite...

New Work in the CWLA Compendium of Policy and Practice

October 30, 2023 | Evident Change

Evident Change research and program staff led and contributed to two volumes of the Child Welfare League of America’s Compendium of Policy and Practice. Senior researcher Dr. Cynthia Burnson co-authored...

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National Coming Out Day

October 10, 2023 | Evident Change

On October 11 we celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day is an opportunity to show acceptance and support toward those who have been able to embrace their authentic selves,...

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The 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award Winner Is Documentary Film “Juvenile” 

October 3, 2023 | Evident Change

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award: Juvenile. The documentary film, co-directed and produced by Joann Self Selvidge and Sarah Fleming, focuses on the...

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Filipino American History Month

October 3, 2023 | Evident Change

Please help us celebrate Filipino American History Month (FAHM), observed in October. FAHM pays tribute to the first Filipinos who arrived in modern-day Morro Bay, California, in 1587. It is...