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ASUS Equity Commissioner

Originally posted on Leanne Betasamosake Simpson:
I’m not going to lie. I’m not a big fan of the Olympics and in fact every four years I think I hate them more, for all of the obvious reasons. Vancouver 2012 I…

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Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist and feminist, died on Tuesday, March 27. I  read her essay “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision” about a month ago for an English class, and I was unable to put the book down … Continue reading

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Today’s reasons to fight for equity

These articles are sad and blatant examples of discrimination that occurs everyday. Perhaps more sad is the fact that most of you probably won’t be too surprised about this. From Jezebel.com : Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed Miss … Continue reading

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From NPR: After Trayvon Martin’s Death, We’re All Having “The Talk”

On The Two-Way, NPR’s news blog, Mark Memmott writes: “A national discussion about race continues in the wake of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death last month in Sanford, Fla. To recap: Martin, who was unarmed, was shot by a a 28-year-old man, … Continue reading

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Excerpts from An Evening with Dr. Cornel West

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Dr. Cornel West speaks at Cal Poly Pomona in February. Dr. West is an American philosopher, author, critic, actor and civil rights activist. Here, he speaks poetically and captivatingly about civil rights, social justice and the human condition in general.

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Women’s Worth Week Promo Video

Thank you to the wonderful women and men involved in this video. Please watch and share.

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Why I’m doing Women’s Worth Week

The number of female friends of mine who have described relationships in which their independence and self-esteem have been decreased or compromised is staggering. I knew this for the last five years, at least, but I never thought that it … Continue reading

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