The 23-Year-Old Creating Legislative Change for Women

A Q&A with Dana Mohammed, the student activist behind a new commission in Dearborn Heights By Mayssa Masri A new commission on women and girls has passed in the city of Dearborn Heights – the first of its kind in the state of Michigan— and it’s largely due to the work of 23-year-old pre-law student, Dana … More The 23-Year-Old Creating Legislative Change for Women

Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet GREEN SAFE PRODUCTS By creating compostable and biodegradable food containers, Green Safe Products seeks to mitigate the environmental damage that comes from disposing paper and plastic. The business works with over 400 other Michigan businesses and educational institutions to provide products … More Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

3 Must-See Films at This Year’s Arab Film Festival

The annual event aims to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and give perspective to issues faced by the Arab world   The 2018 Arab Film Festival has officially kicked off in metro Detroit. As a part of the larger Cinetopia Film Festival, the event will run through June 10, presenting a lineup of director … More 3 Must-See Films at This Year’s Arab Film Festival

Seven years of tragedy: the forgotten Syrian people and the stigmatization of refugees in the US

From Aleppo to Eastern Ghouta, news and public attention comes and goes, but the death toll continues to rise as the world bears witness to the horrors in Syria. “It’s not a top news story. That’s usually how it goes,” says Amal Rass, midwestern regional coordinator of Students Organize for Syria (SOS). “When it’s not … More Seven years of tragedy: the forgotten Syrian people and the stigmatization of refugees in the US

Detroiters protest human rights violations, marking one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

On the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, protesters demonstrated in Campus Martius Park to defend the rights of the working class, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ people and People of Color who are targeted by Trump’s policies. “I’m here to join people all over the country and the world who are saying no one year … More Detroiters protest human rights violations, marking one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

Detroit to Palestine: Rally for jobs, peace and justice, in honor of Dr. King

  Detroiters joined to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Detroit Central United Methodist Church’s 15th annual celebration, the very same church Dr. King preached at over 50 years ago.   Hundreds of activists and leaders rallied and marched in downtown Detroit for jobs, peace and justice, continuing Dr. King’s peaceful … More Detroit to Palestine: Rally for jobs, peace and justice, in honor of Dr. King

UM Divest: the vote, the blacklist and the solidarity movements

The auditorium overflowed with students proudly wearing Palestinian kuffiyehs and holding “stop silencing us” signs high. By the end of the night, Palestinians on campus were finally given a voice for the first time in University of Michigan Ann Arbor’s history. On Nov. 15th, U of M passed divestment in Central Student Government (CSG), marking … More UM Divest: the vote, the blacklist and the solidarity movements