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Can Social Media Really Spread Terrorism?

Social media can either be a negative or a positive influence, depending on the message that is being spread. Most social media users would hope it is being used to connect people on a basis of positive and non-harmful beliefs. 490 more words


You're Angry and Protesting? Good! What's Next?

Over the past several months the news has been full of stories about police violence and protests against it.  Ferguson, and Michael Brown.  Cleveland and Tamir Rice.  538 more words


Week 6 - November 3 - Sites of Memory

Sites of Memory: Creating Life in Former Spaces of Suffering. (3/11)

Description of the session: In the aftermath of diverse experiences of political terror and of large-scale suffering and loss, we’ll explore some of the ethical and political dilemmas that have arisen in the transformation of former sites of repression into spaces of commemoration and morning. 609 more words

Week 4 - October 20 - Politics of Memory, Activism and the Transmission of Trauma

Description of the session: The Archive and the Repertoire (Taylor). Intergenerational transmission of trauma. Structures of Transmission: only the family? Politics of memory and Political Activism.  191 more words

Midterm Elections Brought About Small Gains for Millennials, but our Fight is Far from Over

This article was originally published for the Niner Times on November 18, 2014. To view it in its original context, click here.

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. 460 more words

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Talking Poetry, All That Remans, Activism, the Writing Process

My friend and fellow writer/activist/educator, Uriah Young, just posted an interview with me over at his blog. Check it out here, and follow his blog because he does great author interviews with folks from around the tri-state area. 18 more words

ACT UP London Fights Against Sexual Stigma

In an action on World AIDS Day December 1st, ACT UP London fought back against comments by a prominent UK political party leader whose remarks against people living with HIV/AIDS highlighted just how much stigma is fueling the epidemic. 167 more words