Social Justice

Why Reform Falls Short in Stopping Police Violence
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Why Reform Falls Short in Stopping Police Violence

Last year became the deadliest year for fatal police encounters, despite calls for reform and racial justice after the 2020 protests.

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The Value of Building Community Power Through Research
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The Value of Building Community Power Through Research

Participatory Action Research can help build the collective power needed to create more liberatory futures of social justice and equity.

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Fighting for Visibility for Disabled Asian Americans
Three profile pictures of three Asian Americans in outdoor scenery. First, Megan Liang sitting outdoors at a restaurant with pizza in front of them; Jennifer Lee standing by a railing; Xuan Truing in a wheelchair in a green space.

Fighting for Visibility for Disabled Asian Americans

The AADI is creating a space for disabled Asian Americans to share their stories and be seen and heard in an ableist and anti-Asian society.

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2098 1020 Marielle Issa
Year in Review: Combatting the Fascist Threat
A group of protestors with the American and Make America Great Again flags stand in front of a government building. A cop in black uniform stands in front of them.

Year in Review: Combatting the Fascist Threat

This year has proven that the fascist threat is not an un-American deviation but the most developed form of the sickness at the heart of the American project.

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The Four Levels of Racism
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The Four Levels of Racism

Our biases on gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and other parts of our identity also influence our perception of race.

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The Living Legacy of Fred Hampton, 53 Years After His Murder 
Fred Hampton talking in a crowd of people with reporters holding microphones in front of him.

The Living Legacy of Fred Hampton, 53 Years After His Murder 

Fred Hampton’s message remains relevant today, with poor communities in Chicago and around the U.S. facing the same deprivations.

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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People
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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People

Historically, the United States government has stripped, ignored, and infringed on the water rights of Indigenous communities.

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2400 1600 Tiffany Onyejiaka
Remembering the Anti-Colonial Struggle of Alcatraz 
A vandalized trespassing sign that has been crossed out in red spray paint. It reads "Welcome Indian Land" and "United Indian Property."

Remembering the Anti-Colonial Struggle of Alcatraz 

The 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island was aimed at decolonizing the island from the colonial government of the United States.

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The Adultification of Black Girls
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The Adultification of Black Girls

The adultification bias of Black youth, specifically girls, robs them of their childhood and contributes to their trauma.

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2400 1594 Nicole Cardoza
The Midterms Are Over. The Struggle Isn’t.
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The Midterms Are Over. The Struggle Isn’t.

The 2022 Midterm Elections results will have consequences we can’t yet predict, but it’s important to keep fighting for a better society.

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