“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

Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

By David DeWeaver In the summer of 1990, before “self-care” became a catchphrase, 22-year-old Alex Counts saw first-hand what burnout looked like. He was in Washington, D.C. working as the legislative director for an anti-hunger advocacy nonprofit called RESULTS. It was, in his words, “a preposterously senior role” for someone who’d just graduated from college the year prior. So it made sense that on a … Continue reading Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

A bike with a rusty chain and a DOTS warning.

DOTS bike impounds go to groups in need

By Nathan Stiff With rusty chains, torn saddles and missing wheels, abandoned bicycles on bike racks around campus are more common than one might think. UMD’s Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) eventually takes unclaimed or illegally parked bikes off of the racks, donating them to nonprofits that offer bikes and mechanical skills to communities in need. According to DOTS sustainability coordinator Marta Woldu, bikes should … Continue reading DOTS bike impounds go to groups in need