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Archive for February, 2011

Why We NEED to get Involved NOW

February 24, 2011
Why We NEED to get Involved NOW

The past several weeks I’ve had to sift through conservative (racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, classist) rhetoric and some outright lies all while trying to keep myself updated with the attacks on all fronts to our civil liberties. Bills like H.R. 1 (attempting to massively defund Planned Parenthood) to H.R. 3, Arizona’s “omnibus” immigration bill...
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Encouragement for Participators

February 23, 2011
Encouragement for Participators

Addressing racism and sexism may look different for each person or group, but in college, we have a unique opportunity by virtue of the resources our schools provide. Whether that means access to funding or access to a group of like-minded individuals, we have options. We can ask of the university how they choose...
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Care Taking & Racial Awareness in Academia

February 16, 2011

There are two views of higher educational settings, the first being that it is a safe space and the second being that within this safe space you can argue your point, but must respect other’s opinions. What if those opinions are racist, sexist or homophobic? Do we have to put on a different face...
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Welcome to Sandra!

February 16, 2011
Welcome to Sandra!

Sandra Alayon is a feminist of color of Asian and Latina descent, currently finishing a degree in Women’s Studies and a minor in Film studies at Brooklyn College. A Native New Yorker, she gravitated towards feminism through an academic setting as well as radical feminist politics within the NY punk community.
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