“Free Angela and Political Prisoners” educates audience on prolific activist

By Vanessa Reis Nonprofit organization Current Movements hosted a screening of Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and Political Prisoners Saturday night at the Eaton Workshop in Washington, D.C., documenting Angela Davis’ transformation into a revolutionary icon in this film directed by Shola Lynch. According to their Facebook page, Current Movements aims to connect grassroots activists, movements and organizations through art, film and technology. This screening marked … Continue reading “Free Angela and Political Prisoners” educates audience on prolific activist

Hillel talks refugee crisis at annual Global Justice Shabbat

by Lynsey Jeffery Maryland Hillel sponsored its fifth annual Global Justice Shabbat Friday and Saturday. This year’s topic was the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The event consisted of several gatherings: a Shabbat dinner Friday night, a ‘Lunch and Learn’ Saturday afternoon and a closing dinner Saturday evening. The featured guests were Rabbi Marc Gopin of George Mason University, his colleague Christel Beldin and Qutaiba Idlbi, a … Continue reading Hillel talks refugee crisis at annual Global Justice Shabbat

Student activists discuss mental health care at PLUMAS workshop

KARLA CASIQUE Student activists discussed how they can practice self-care in a event hosted by Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS) on Dec. 8. Facilitated by counselors Maria Luz Berbery and Chandni Shah from the Counseling Center at the University of Maryland, the self-care workshop addressed how student activists do not focus enough on self-care, especially since the election. “I think it’s … Continue reading Student activists discuss mental health care at PLUMAS workshop