Tag Archives: social justice

Guest post: My hope for #occupy wall street

TweetThis guest blog post comes to you courtesy of Allison Burtch, a researcher and writer currently residing in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter! By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about Occupy Wall Street. Inspired by Adbuster’s call for action in July, protesters have occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York [...]
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Netroots Nation 2011: Power and privilege within movements

TweetThe LGBT pre-conference at Netroots Nation focused largely on issues excluded from the mainstream national gay agenda (ie: not marriage) and barriers to effective organizing. I have much more experience working in the reproductive health/rights/justice movement, which despite being full of queer and trans folks often fails to work intersectionally. So I was struck by [...]
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Thank you to the Sidney Hillman Foundation!

TweetLast night, Vanessa, Miriam, Lori, Jos, Chloe and myself had the honor of attending the award ceremony for the  Sidney Hillman Foundation prizes for journalism. Thanks to Jessica, who submitted our work, Feministing was put on their radar and presented with the award for Blog Journalism. I think I speak for all of us when I [...]
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Fighting for solidarity

TweetThis past weekend’s CLPP reproductive justice conference, for me, was by far the hardest, most challenging and most rewarding yet. As I said on the Transfeminisms panel, I am really feeling the pressure of this particular political moment, where the divide between rich and poor in the US is more stark than ever and the [...]
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The Feministing Five: Julia Neubauer

TweetJulia Neubauer is the co-founder and CFO of the Ashraya Initiative for Children, an orphanage in Pune, India. Neubauer, who is originally from a small town in Austria, went to high school in India, where she was struck by how many small children she saw begging on the street, some of them orphans, but many [...]
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