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
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
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
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
The “Make America Great Again” campaign fueled by Trump’s white supremacist agendas did anything but make America great, but rather, created a divide, a surge in hate crimes and threatened the safety of non-whites. Instead of making our country “great” as Trump promised his supporters, he succeeded in doing just the opposite– deepening our nation’s … More Opinion: Islamophobic hate crimes lack media coverage, attention from our administration
Another mass shooting. A gunman opens fire. Innocent civilians killed. Sandy Hook, Charleston, Orlando, Las Vegas and now Sutherland Springs, Texas. The list of horror stories go on and the stories of victims lives seem endless. Americans have become numb to the mass shooting epidemic in our country. The truth is, we don’t care to … More 555 mass shootings in 511 days, what number is enough to take action?
Turning shame into empowerment, #MeToo spurred a worldwide movement and created an open space for women to share their survivor stories of sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo campaign flooded timelines in mid-October, with over 1.7 million women and men using the hashtag in 85 countries, CNN reported. Three weeks later, the hashtag continues to … More #MeToo continues its globalized movement, advocates awareness and social change