Topic: activism

The national Sunrise Movement group organizes young people across the country to act against climate change and encourage politicians to pass a Green New Deal.

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Sunrise splits College Hill, Providence chapters

September 24, 2019 0 comments

The Sunrise Movement’s Providence hub will split into a city chapter and a Brown-Rhode Island School of Design chapter over the coming weeks in an attempt to address long-standing concerns about the role of University activists in the Providence area, according to multiple organizers from the Providence chapter.

Ruth Miller '19 (left) and Patricia Rodarte '19 MD'23 (right) will serve as speakers for the University's 251st Commencement.

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Senior Orators: Ruth Miller ’19, Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23

May 24, 2019 0 comments

When Ruth Miller ’19 and Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23 were first nominated to submit speeches for this year’s Commencement, neither thought they would be the ones to address parents, faculty, administration and their entire graduating class.

University professors support Yale ER&M faculty withdrawal

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University professors support Yale ER&M faculty withdrawal

April 16, 2019 0 comments

ER&M faculty often serve in more than one department, and when they felt undersupported, “it was very demoralizing,” Ramirez said. While programs at Yale such as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies have the power to hire faculty with a path to tenure in their department,  the ER&M program does not.

Guerrilla Girl brings bananas, intersectional feminism to University

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Guerrilla Girl brings bananas, intersectional feminism to University

April 4, 2019 0 comments

A Guerrilla Girl, known by her pseudonym “Frida Kahlo,” strolled through the aisles of the Salomon Hall auditorium while handing out bananas to various audience members Wednesday.

The documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, opens dialogue around stigma of menstruation in Hapur district, India. It follows the installation of a low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine in the district, providing 600 pads per day.

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University student’s documentary short wins Oscar

February 25, 2019 1 comment

In just twenty-five minutes, the student-produced Oscar-winning short documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” draws attention to a global problem — the lack of access to supplies for and education about menstruation.

Panelists discuss importance of social activism

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Panelists discuss importance of social activism

February 22, 2019 0 comments

“I think we need to hate injustice and love people,” said activist Heather Booth in an intergenerational conversation about the past, present and future of community-level social activism Thursday night.

Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

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Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

February 4, 2019 0 comments

On a foundational level, we all have an understanding of right and wrong and are able to identify these behaviors in others. This rings particularly true when it comes to celebrities or public figures. Though it’s often hard to believe, they’re people just like us — the major difference being […]

The 1968 black student walkout occurred in the midst of a period of national racial unrest that resulted in protests at colleges across the country, such as Howard University and Columbia.

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1968 walkout participants, black alums recall University’s isolating climate

December 6, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

The women of Pembroke College who staged one of the largest student walkouts in University history in December 1968 chose to protest publicly only after exhausting all other options, said Ido Jamar ’69, a Pembroke graduate who helped organize the walkout 50 years ago. 

Students line up at Faunce Arch to begin the walkout.

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On 50th anniversary, alums reflect on black student walkout

December 5, 2018 0 comments
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Sitting in a quiet meeting room at the Faculty Club, Kenneth McDaniel ’69 reflected on the black student walkout that took place 50 years ago and brought the campus to a standstill.

The event featured visual artist Julio Salgado (left), poet and writer Yosimar Reyes (middle) and DJ Sizzle Fantastic (right).

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Undocumented artists display resistance

November 7, 2018 1 comment

On Tuesday night, three artists took the stage at the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center for a frank and informal discussion about the joys and challenges of being undocumented.