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Topic: social justice

Hodges ’22: Granting D.C. statehood is a step toward achieving racial equity in the Capitol

Columns, Opinions

Hodges ’22: Granting D.C. statehood is a step toward achieving racial equity in the Capitol

September 13, 2021 6 comments

Even as the House Select Committee investigating the attack convenes, what remains absent from the conversation is the extent to which D.C. is symbolic of some of the most acute racial justice issues facing our nation: issues of equity, political representation and access.

Center for Study of Slavery and Justice holds talk on ramifications of surviving a deadly virus

News, University News

Center for Study of Slavery and Justice holds talk on ramifications of surviving a deadly virus

October 6, 2020 0 comments

The struggles of those who survive epidemics do not end when they leave the hospital, said Adia Benton ’99, an associate professor of anthropology at Northwestern University.

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

Columns, Opinions

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

February 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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 […]

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

Columns, Opinions

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 7 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.

News, University News

Grad student journal to foster LGBTQ+ community

April 24, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This September will see the release of the inaugural issue of Undone: A Legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings.

News, University News

Activist talks nuances of Black Lives Matter

April 20, 2018 2 comments

The speaker’s black t-shirt matched his baseball cap. The shirt read “UNARMED CIVILIAN.”

Columns, Opinions

Foster ’19: Against hackathons

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Hackathons seem to be the hot new thing. A portmanteau of “hack” and “marathon,” hackathons began around the turn of the millennium when programmers gathered to solve problems related to sending data over a computer network. 

Zimmerman ’15, Duncan ’16, Culhane ’15, Bustos ’16: Why is Brown greenwashing tear gas and rubber bullets?

Op-eds, Opinions

Zimmerman ’15, Duncan ’16, Culhane ’15, Bustos ’16: Why is Brown greenwashing tear gas and rubber bullets?

February 7, 2018 1 comment

Among the scientists, environmentalists and investors on the advisory council of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society sits Warren Kanders ’79.

Abdul-Jabbar talks origins of activism, religion in his life

News, University News

Abdul-Jabbar talks origins of activism, religion in his life

October 16, 2017 Comments are Disabled

No one had a larger presence in Salomon 101 than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, both figuratively and literally.

Arts & Culture

‘Poler Bears for Polar Bears’ raises funds for environmental justice

March 14, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Taking an incredibly novel approach to fighting climate change, the Poler Bears, Brown’s pole dancing troupe, hosted “Poler Bears for Polar Bear.”