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 to police brutality and racist attacks both at the time of and the time after he was killed. Some took this opportunity to spread awareness, raise funds or begin protesting.Continue 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”

Change Emerging Through Social Media: Victoria

Jaiden: What do you find to be the best ways of speaking out on injustice? Victoria: I believe that [with this] generation and [because of]the time we are in now, social media is the way to go. People like to say that reposting, tweeting, TikToks, petitions etc., don’t make a difference but for example, IContinue reading “Change Emerging Through Social Media: Victoria”

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?”