Activism

27 Feb 2017

Rehumanizing Homelessness, One Story at a Time

Guest post by Arjanna van der Plas What did you experience the last time you encountered a homeless person? I often ask this question to my friends, and to be fair, it’s not their favorite conversation topic. Most of them report experiencing a mix of sadness, anger, guilt and fear. Rather

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24 Feb 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 2: Iraq

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. Some places have attained an almost mythical space within their communities. When the community is made of up of avid readers, specifically ones of Arabic literature, al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad is a popular hangout. Quite by chance,

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20 Feb 2017

The Best Anti-Trump Protest Signs

By Mar-Li Pitcher  You know the saying that every cloud has a silver lining? I mean, unless Trump is president, in which case we’re all fucked? Since Republicans were somehow hypnotized by Trump’s rhetoric and allowed Trump to be their candidate, it’s been nothing but an onslaught and a descent

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16 Feb 2017

A Guide to Activism With No Pink Hat

With the “Age Of Trump” upon us, it feels as if the world could fall apart at any moment. That part is not great. BUT. What is great is that many people are finally mobilized to take action on the issues that matter to them. Whether it’s protesting at the

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15 Feb 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 1: Iran

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. Enemy In Translation: Iran American’s aren’t known for their appreciation for foreign cultures. From certain states demanding that everyone speak English, to the lack of foreign films on streaming platforms. Most American’s are definitely nationalists when

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10 Feb 2017

The KKK Sucks At The Internet (and fact checking)

What can you say about the Klan that hasn’t already been said? Ignorant.  Hateful. Cowards. Murderers. Terrorists. So their websites must be the goddamn worst. BUT you’d be surprised how much some, like The Loyal White Knights of the KKK, are ODDLY WELCOMING. To a point. But maybe they’re just

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09 Feb 2017

Social Justice, Political Unrest & Incredible Music at the SF Symphony

Based on the texts of feminist writers, social activists, and the brilliant music of composer John Adams

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02 Feb 2017

Trump’s Refugee Ban Sparks Crowdfund for Muslim American Storytelling

Shocked by Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban” last Saturday, The American Muslim Storytellers are launching a community crowdfunded grant: the Muslim American Storytellers Grant.

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