POC Wellness: Accessible Care Beyond Capitalism

On May 25th, 2020, individuals from all backgrounds across the world were heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was one of many victims of police brutality and racially-motivated attacks both during and after the time he was killed. Some took this opportunity to spread awareness, raise funds or begin protesting, but far tooContinue reading “POC Wellness: Accessible Care Beyond Capitalism”

2021: A Record-Breaking Year for Anti-Trans Legislation

Image Source: Ted Eytan, Creative Commons Content warning: the following article contains descriptions of anti-transgender legislation and transphobic rhetoric. We are only five months into 2021, but it has officially been declared a record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation. Over 82 bills have been filed countrywide attempting to single out trans people in one way orContinue reading “2021: A Record-Breaking Year for Anti-Trans Legislation”

ABOLITION READING LIST

INTRODUCTION: 8TOABOLITION PDF Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition by Ruth Wilson Gilmore Documentary: 13th (NETFLIX) Documentary: Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life  Podcast: https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/ PUNISHMENT & POLICING Discipline & Punishment by MichaelContinue reading “ABOLITION READING LIST”

Online Petitions: How Effective Are They?

Swipe up and sign this petition—a phrase we have all become too familiar with. This single phrase has dominated social media platforms, but why? Why? We live in a new era that intertwines both social media and activism. Since the death of George Floyd last May and the beginning of the 2020 Black Lives MatterContinue reading “Online Petitions: How Effective Are They?”

Breonna Taylor and the Conversations That Follow

When Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the grand jury’s decision regarding Breonna Taylor’s death and the police officers responsible, Louisville was unsatisfied. Not only Louisville, but others in the U.S., people overseas, especially people who had been rallying behind the Black Lives Matter movement and those whose lived experiences were informed by the same injusticesContinue reading “Breonna Taylor and the Conversations That Follow”

…A Local Activist

Photo by Kayla Sim A local activist who is a Georgia native and is studying public relations gives us thorough tips on how to affect change at a grassroots level and shares their lived experiences. Change starts from within—to see large scale effects it is pivotal to start with your own community. This interviewee hasContinue reading “…A Local Activist”

Change Emerging Through Social Media: Victoria

Victoria View this post on Instagram A post shared by AP (@apnews) Jaiden: At what point did you feel the urge to start speaking out on injustice?  Victoria: George Floyd’s death put a fire in me. I watched a man that could be my father, my brother, my friend, beg for his life, called for hisContinue reading “Change Emerging Through Social Media: Victoria”

A Short Sit-Down: Asante

During this monumental time in history, young people have taken the initiative to contribute to pertinent movements. A major one being the Black Lives Matter Movement; the undercurrent of desire for criminal justice reform has presented itself long before the issue had a name. Protests at the end of May this year served as aContinue reading “A Short Sit-Down: Asante”

Performative Activism: Why do People Keep Saying It?

“Performative activism” has become a new buzzword over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, but what does it actually mean? Performative activism is the act of engaging in activism for the gain of social status, rather than a genuine act of true activism. This word has seen its fair share of popularity over the summer,Continue reading “Performative Activism: Why do People Keep Saying It?”