Social Justice

Beyond Decriminalization: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights
A person holds a sign during a protest that reads "sex work is work" in red marker.

Beyond Decriminalization: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Examining the harms of criminalizing sex work and why decriminalization, not legalization, is the solution. 

read more
2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
Creating Change with Effective Protest Tactics, Strategies, and Goals
A crowd of protestors with array of Black Lives Matter signs, stand behind a metal barricade.

Creating Change with Effective Protest Tactics, Strategies, and Goals

For effective action in social movements, activists must apply strong protest tactics like economic or political pressure on decision-makers.

read more
6000 4000 Andrew Lee
Why Taco Stands Might Fix What Curfews Cannot
An empty city intersection with no cars or people at dusk.

Why Taco Stands Might Fix What Curfews Cannot

With Jim Crow-era origins, curfew laws fail to protect public safety; instead, they ensure marginalized young people are criminalized.

read more
2400 1350 Andrew Lee
The Cycle of Harm in Over-Policing Black and Brown Communities
The blue light of a police car.

The Cycle of Harm in Over-Policing Black and Brown Communities

The story of Jayland Walker, who was shot over 60 times after a routine traffic stop, underscores how inequitable policing is and how over-policing harms marginalized communities.

read more
2400 1600 Nicole Cardoza
Protesting 101: The ARD Guide to Staying Safe in the Streets
A grayscale photo of a large crowd of people protesting.

Protesting 101: The ARD Guide to Staying Safe in the Streets

As abortion bans, inflation, and incidences of police brutality occur, the need to protest remains urgent. Here are a few tips for protesting safely this summer.

read more
2400 1601 Andrew Lee
Supreme Court Decisions and Understanding Substantive Due Process
Exterior of the Supreme Court building.

Supreme Court Decisions and Understanding Substantive Due Process

In overturning abortion rights, Justice Thomas urged the court to reconsider other decisions that used “substantive due process precedents.”

read more
2400 1600 Nicole Cardoza
Vincent Chin and the Country’s History of AAPI Violence and Discrimination
A person during a protest holds sign that says, "Stop AAPI hate."

Vincent Chin and the Country’s History of AAPI Violence and Discrimination

Forty years after the racially motivated hate crime against Vincent Chin, Asian communities are still experiencing rampant hate crimes.

read more
2400 1600 Nicole Cardoza
The Uvalde Tragedy Exposes the Futility of Policing
The Uvalde SWAT team lined up with guns.

The Uvalde Tragedy Exposes the Futility of Policing

The inaction of law enforcement during the Uvalde shooting and other tragedies reveal an ugly truth of American policing.

read more
1870 1230 Andrew Lee
The Anniversary of George and the Right to Protest
A crowd of people protesting.

The Anniversary of George and the Right to Protest

Since the protests in summer 2020, over 100 pieces of anti-protest legislation have been introduced or implemented across the U.S.

read more
2400 1600 Nicole Cardoza
Yuri Kochiyama and Building Solidarity Along the Margins
A mural of activist Yuri Kochiyama.

Yuri Kochiyama and Building Solidarity Along the Margins

Commemorating the life and legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese American activist who modeled solidarity and intersectionality.

read more
1540 992 Andrew Lee