Tag Archives: Activism

#31forMARISSA campaign going strong

TweetIt is day 18 of #31forMARISSA, the national letter writing campaign co-organized by Esther Armah and Mariame Kaba and featuring letters written by men to Marissa Alexander, the black Florida woman currently serving a 20 year prison sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. The campaign has taken the month of October, [...]
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The Academic Feminist: Advocating for Contingent Faculty’s Rights with Marisa Allison

TweetWelcome back, Academic Feminists! This edition of the Academic Feminist features Marisa Allison, doctoral student in Public and Applied Sociology at George Mason University and a Researcher at the New Faculty Majority Foundation (NFMF), the research arm of the New Faculty Majority. Her research and advocacy work address the academic labor conditions of adjunct and [...]
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Happy International Day of the Girl!

TweetI thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world. The theme of this second annual UN International Day of the Girl is education. The UN notes, The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost [...]
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Video of the Day: Behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia

TweetSaudi feminist activists have organized to defy the ban on women driving multiple times in recent years, and on October 26th they’ll be hitting the road en masse again. More than 15,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the government to lift the ban and there are signs that the government may finally be ready to [...]
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Quick Hit: Massive Indigenous Rights Movement Launches Across Brazil

Tweet Last week, indigenous activists and allies took to the streets of Brazil’s major cities calling for recognition of the rights they are guaranteed within the country’s 1988 Constitution. This is one of the largest examples of indigenous mobilization the country has seen in recent years, though grassroots efforts have gained widespread attention as Brazil [...]
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