Hey Instafam! More than half of the children living in LA have a parent with a past conviction, some which include nonviolent offenses. How are people able to support their families - or even themselves - if the system is strategically designed to enforce barriers against those who made mistakes in their far past and deny them access to housing, healthcare and job opportunities. Grateful to attend #timedone Benefit Concert hosted by @yesiortiz and @oldmanebro to discuss economic stability. Click on the link in my bio to sign up to pledge to be a blessing in someone’s life.
In the wake of the Trump administration's recent proposals, which rollback transgender rights in the US, the transgender community and its supporters responded by saying 'We #WontBeErased .' The new, unreleased memo written by the Trump administration would require people to identify with the gender assigned to them at birth based on genitalia. The Department of Health and Human Services presented the change to include a legal definition of "sex" under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs receiving government funding. Immediately after the news came out, nonprofit organization The National Center for Transgender Equality started using the hashtag #WontBeErased to reaffirm the presence and strength of the transgender community in the US. At least 1.4 million people in the country identify as transgender. Go to the link in bio to read more. (📷: Kathy Willens/AP) #citizenship#activism#humanrights#protests#titleix#transgender#transgenderrights#trumpadministration#lgbtq#descrimination
This weekend was beyond perfect for so many reasons... (💍!!) but I was also so thankful for another opportunity to visit @farmsanctuary! They do some amazing work here to advocate for & rescue farm animals, and also provide education to the public. I met so many amazing creatures, including this beautiful cow who I believe is named “Stella”. 🐮 (p.s it was like 30 degrees when this photo was taken & I’m trying so hard to hide the fact that I can’t feel my feet!)
Ever had a professor not stick to the syllabus? An academic advisor give the wrong advice? Felt discriminated against in and outside of class?
These two people, along with the peer advocate team in the Office of Student Advocacy SEC 325, work with students to keep Oregon State in check. All paid for by you. Here to help you.
Some of the memorable moments from the other night! Thank you to everyone involved for making Songs for Uganda 2018 a tremendous success! We’d once again like to thank Encore, the Lichter Brothers and Destiny Africa Children’s Choir for their incredible performances! We’d also like to thank Daniel Hand High School for so graciously hosting us! We can’t wait to share many more memories with everyone!
Matt Koleszar (@mattformichigan ) knows the challenges faced by educators and how they affect students. How? He’s been a public school teacher for 12 years. Check out the link in bio to see how you can support Matt and other amazing candidates, and see them to victory on Nov. 6
Happy Ace awareness week!!! Just a reminder that aspec people are LGBT+! I, myself am a demisexual and I feel as if it’s important that we should learn more about aspec identities, because I’ve been met with hostile attitudes from people who are extremely uneducated on this. ~ Mia ✨
The TEARS Animal Rescue Sleepathon is partnering with MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet to increase our support base with @myschool_sa cards! 🐶😴😽
Every single one of our Snoozers are looking for your support! You can sign up for a MySchool card with them, add @tearsanimalrescue as one of your beneficiaries -- even get a new card! 🌍
Every month, TEARS gets a donation from MySchool that makes a REAL difference in the lives of animals in our operational footprint. 🐾
📱 Be sure to download the MySchool app to SEE how your support is making a difference for the dogs and cats at TEARS! https://www.myschool.co.za/get-your-card-here/myschool-app
Rosa Louise Parks (Tuskegee, Alabama, 1913 - Detroit, Michigan, 2005) fue una defensora de los derechos civiles estadounidense. Finalizados sus estudios, se casó con Raymond Parks. El matrimonio vivía en una época en que la segregación, que predominaba todavía en la mayor parte de los estados del sur. Se convirtió en 1949 en asesora de la National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). En 1955 tuvo lugar el incidente que la haría mundialmente famosa; una humilde modista negra, se negaba a ceder su asiento en el autobús a un viajero. El conductor llamó a la policía y la mujer fue detenida y obligada a pagar una multa de catorce dólares. El hecho puso de manifiesto una vez más las condiciones de segregación a que estaban sometidas las gentes de color, que tenían prohibido el acceso a piscinas, escuelas, restaurantes y un gran número de servicios públicos exclusivos para los blancos. El incidente del autobús tuvo como primer efecto la creación de la Montgomery Improvement Association, con Martin Luther King de presidente. La asociación organizó un boicot a los autobuses de Montgomery que tuvo un seguimiento masivo y fue un rotundo éxito: duró 382 días y contribuyó a que la causa de los afroamericanos de Montgomery fuese conocida en todo mundo. Como consecuencia de ello, el gobierno norteamericano se vio obligado a abolir la segregación en los transportes públicos. En 1957, Rosa y su marido se establecieron en Michigan. En 1965, empezó a trabajar para el congresista John Conyers. Al enviudar, fundó el instituto Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. En 1999 recibió de manos del presidente Bill Clinton la Medalla de Oro del Congreso. Todavía hoy la figura de Rosa Parks es considerada como una de las más importantes en la lucha por los derechos civiles.
We are so excited to share Claudia's story with you! Check out our newest blog post (our website is linked in our bio) to read about how she came from a circus in Mexico 🇲🇽️, to her life now in Canada! 🇨🇦️
This week we have our wonderful MCC Council Co-Chair: Francis!
Preferred Name: Francis Vergara
Major(s): Asian American & Religious Studies
Year: 2nd Year
MCC Event Francis is looking forwards to: Patrisse Cullors "When They Call You a Terrorist"
Save the dates for our upcoming 'Art in Context' lecture series!⠀
OCT 30 | 12:00 p.m. Art Lecture: "Inspired to Act: Why Young Women Combat Sexism" ⠀
Women have taken action against sexual assault by joining movements such as #MeToo . This lecture presented by Jennifer Thomas, Wilkes associate professor of psychology, examines why some women take action while others do not and how factors may influence a feminist identity.⠀
NOV 7 | 4:30 p.m. Art Lecture: "Out of Silence: Activism and Empathy in the Art of Elizabeth Catlett,"⠀
The art of Elizabeth Catlett is grounded in what she regarded as the historically based necessity to give voice to the lives and experiences of those who have historically been forced into silence. This lecture presented by Melanie Herzog, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and professor of art history at Edgewood College, will examine what Catlett believed art could do: raise consciousness of injustice, expose abuses of power, and illuminate possibilities for social transformation.⠀
Image by Martha Posner, "I Martha/Me Too"⠀
Matthew 2540 is a new charity in Nottingham launching to support the homeless and those who are at risk of being homeless.
In Autumn 2017 the Office of National Statistics counted 4,751 rough sleepers which is a 15% rise from 2016. This trend has shown no sign of slowing given additional budget cuts and austerity, which has impacted the amount of support people receive thus preventing the progression away from becoming homeless.
You are normalised to certain aspects of life because of the exposure you had to it, you are the way you are because of the way you were raised. We are not responsible for what buses life throws us under.
Join our journey.
What does every piece of clothing I’m wearing having in common ? They are all “second hand”!! And it’s a pretty cute outfit...right 👚?! Out with the new and in with the “old” they say!
After a recent poor experience with a clothing company, I learned all about this idea of “fast fashion” and my eyes were opened to how much water and energy goes into producing even one t-shirt and how poor materials like polyester can effect our water system! (For more info on “fast fashion” see link in bio) so instead of buying new clothing, why not donate what I don’t wear and trade-in for something “new”. The environmental protection agency estimates that, in terms of carbon emissions, the amount of clothing already recycled each year is equivalent to taking one million cars off the road!!
The journey to sustainability MAY seem scary, expensive and overwhelming (at first), but there are small steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint .. and still feel good, look cute... AND SAVE money 💰!! #slowfashion#notfastfashion
Bearing witness at Nunspeet Chicken Save in Netherlands.
Guilty of being born in the cage, innocent and not intelligent as we humans are. That makes treating them as objects okay and justified.
Follow @thesavemovement and @savemovementnl
Join Mark Katz, Professor of Music, and Toni Blackman, Hip Hop Ambassador, on Wednesday at 5:30pm in Hyde Hall as they discuss her work and her art. Ms. Blackman is a rapper, poet, activist, and was the first hip-hop artist to be sent abroad on a State Department tour. She also participated in the Next Level program that Professor Katz directs. Join us for this incredible free event!
Our 2018 Unboxing Party Live-Stream will be Wednesday night November 14th. As is our custom, we will read every purse makers name, thank them personally, and we also hope to have a fun live-stream from Lusaka too! We will also find out whether we hit our goal of 8,500 purses or not.