COVID and the Arts: When the Entertainment Industry Went Dark

By Wendy LaManque 8/3/2020 In January 2020, I was a little surprised when a colleague of mine at the Union (AGMA) asked that we have a meeting ASAP to discuss the potential ramifications of the Coronavirus on our industry.  At that time, I had been focusing much of my energy on sexual harassment prevention, tryingContinue reading “COVID and the Arts: When the Entertainment Industry Went Dark”

I Am a Burnt-out, Financially Deprived, and Mentally Depleted Social Media Manager That Has Had to Work During a Global Pandemic and 2nd Wave Civil Rights Movement

By Ejolee Mitchell 7/30/2020 Like many social media managers in the world, the plans I had for myself, and my work became irrelevant.  All of the content or ideas I had planned for the year were no longer applicable. I had to change my entire workflow – that had been laid out since June 2019Continue reading “I Am a Burnt-out, Financially Deprived, and Mentally Depleted Social Media Manager That Has Had to Work During a Global Pandemic and 2nd Wave Civil Rights Movement”

Weekly Resource Round Up: Mental Health, Race, and Activism Edition

By Liz Hensler 7/27/2020 Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the current conversations, critiques and debates about the intersections of mental health, race, and activism with the lens of the Black Lives MatterContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: Mental Health, Race, and Activism Edition”

Should You Ask Your Trans Friend?

By Max Ricci 7/22/2020 Should you reach out to the only trans person you know about your trans related question, concern, or comment? Nope.  Do you want a gold star for reading an article about our vibrant trans community or watching a trans focused movie? Sorry, all out of gold stars.  Should you tell themContinue reading “Should You Ask Your Trans Friend?”

Weekly Resource Round Up: Effects of COVID-19 by Sex and Gender Edition

By Liz Hensler July 20, 2020 Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the current conversations, critiques and debates about the effects of COVID-19 across gender. (With thanks to Mary Ann Kerr, who reachedContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: Effects of COVID-19 by Sex and Gender Edition”

Activist Street Art

By Rachael Young 7/19/2020 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the majority of 2020, you’ll be familiar with the boom of artistic images emerging with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. With murals of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police brutality being painted all over the world, theseContinue reading “Activist Street Art”

Pros and Cons of Doing a Service Year

By Liz Hensler July 17, 2020 Cover photo belongs to Corporation of National & Community Service My senior year of university I was shooting the sh*t with one of my favorite professors (Hi Dr. Kibbe!) and she asked every graduating student’s least favorite question: what are you doing next? I told her I was mostContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Doing a Service Year”

The Cowardice of Comfortable Language

By Steven Joseph July 15, 2020 I will not waste your time giving you the historical backdrop of our current (and long-standing) race crisis. The evidence is right there for you to consume. This is for those who stand on the wrong side of history. Not to “bridge gaps in understanding,” because us Black &Continue reading “The Cowardice of Comfortable Language”

Bridging the Gaps: Equity Considerations for School Reentry

By Dan Hinderliter July 14, 2020 Educators are often regarded for their ability to adapt quickly, think on their feet, and remain flexible in the face of constant change. In the first six months of 2020, more than ever, teachers, principals, and school administrators had to respond to more challenges than in recent memory; withContinue reading “Bridging the Gaps: Equity Considerations for School Reentry”

Weekly Resource Round Up: Equity in Humanitarian Aid Edition

By Liz Hensler July 14, 2020 Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the current conversations, critiques and debates about equity in and the future of humanitarian aid. Read: Opinion: The hustle — whiteContinue reading “Weekly Resource Round Up: Equity in Humanitarian Aid Edition”