2020 is drawing to a close, so let’s end the year with some more good news—from necessary changes in the Los Angeles County justice system, to a heart-warming pen-pal program, to the COVID-19 vaccinations being rolled out to healthcare workers across the country.
This month in the world of Good News, Kim Ng made history as Major League Baseball’s first woman + East Asian American general manager, young voters in Georgia turned out in the highest numbers nationwide, and the American Medical Association recognized racism as a threat to public health and decided to mitigate it by adopting anti-racist policies.
Good News: Teen Wins Award for Discovery That Could Lead to a COVID Cure, Restoring California Forests, + Banning GlyphosateOct 30. 2020
It’s the end of the month, so it’s time for some good news. This time, a nonprofit is redesigning the restoration of California forests lost to wildfires, San Francisco is categorizing racist 911 calls as hate crimes, and a 14-year-old scientist won $25,000 for a discovery that might result in a cure for COVID-19.
These may be complicated, distressing, and tiring times, but the good news is that consumer choices matter, protesting is working, and for one California tribe, their land is returning to them.
Protests have erupted in all 50 U.S. states and at least 20 countries across the world, from Japan to Brazil to Senegal to Hungary. And what we’re doing—from protests to petitions to phone calls—is working. Though the road continues ahead of us, we’re seeing results from the pressure of our actions unfold by the day. We’re using this space to chronicle the positive outcomes of protests worldwide.