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Call For Proposals: Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference | School of Social Work

2019 Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference: The Power of Disruption, which will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019. Each year, more than 500 social workers, students, and faculty come together for this one-day event held on the campus of UW-Madison. The conference challenges social workers to engage in racial and social justice action.

Patrisse Cullors On The ‘Legacy Of Queer Black Women’ This Pride Month

Patrisse Cullors knows that queer black women are at the heart of progress for the LGBTQ and black communities. “I am part of a legacy of queer black women who have fought for the freedom of Black people across the globe,” Cullors, 34, told HuffPost ahead of LGBTQ Pride Month.

BLM speaker: Short attention spans hurt activists on left

NORMAL – Short attention spans are among reasons why activists on the left don’t appear to do as well as activists on the right, a representative of the #BlackLivesMatter Network told a gathering at Illinois State University on Friday. The Black Lives Matter movement against police shootings gained a lot of attention initially.

Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements

In the wake of revelations that the personal information of as many as 87 million Facebook users was used by data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica in 2016 for political purposes, reports indicate Facebook will contribute raw, anonymized data to a new Social Data Initiative via what is described as an independent, transparent and peer-reviewed process.

ISU’s Women’s and Gender Studies program to host BLM activist Janaya Khan

Celebrating the 23rd annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium, Janaya Khan, International Ambassador for the #BlackLivesMatter Network, will speak on “Demanding Social Transformation, Justice, and Equality for All” at 1 p.m. April 20 in the Prairie Room at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.

Adwoa Aboah’s Plan to Get Girls Talking

On Sunday morning, in Brooklyn’s Industry City, model and activist Adwoa Aboah found a place that was “everything I ever needed when I was at school. It’s a safe place-without stigma, without shame-where we challenge the social norms.” Or, more accurately, she created it.

Ambassador for the #BlackLivesMatter Network to address Women and Gender Studies conference | News – Illinois State

Janaya Khan, international ambassador for the #BlackLivesMatter Network, will be the keynote speaker for the 23rd annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium at 1 p.m., Friday, April 20, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Why It Hurts When the World Loves Everyone but Us

I’ve been processing seemingly contradictory emotions since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. I am at once in awe of and humbled by this youth resistance movement and its solidarity efforts, and yet almost indescribably devastated.

An All-White Panel Debating Trump’s Racism Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s Irresponsible

Seriously, Canadian media. Seriously? Are we just going to keep allowing Canadian mainstream media to be more than a decade behind acceptable practices when it comes to discussing race? Last Sunday, CTV’s Question Period aired a panel with Conrad Black (yes, you’re reading that right), Laura Stone, Craig Oliver and Robert Fife where they tepidly debated whether or not Donald Trump was racist.

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