Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

“Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance” gallery exhibition on display one last time

By Sara Chernikoff Stamp Gallery group exhibition, “Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance,” had its finale showing March 30.  The exhibit debuted in mid-February and featured the work of artists from around the country who had unique interpretations of visualizing protests and forms of resistance. Ali Singer, curator of the exhibit and graduate assistant Stamp Gallery coordinator, said the artists she works on focus on challenging stereotypes … Continue reading “Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance” gallery exhibition on display one last time

“Free Kenny Collins”: student event shines light on racial bias in mass incarceration

by Jillian Atelsek On the other end of the phone line in Stamp Student Union Thursday night was a man named Kenny Collins, calling from the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, MD. A roomful of students were in attendance for the “Free Kenny Collins” event. Collins has been imprisoned in Maryland for 30 years, including 17 years on death row — charged with the 1986 murder of … Continue reading “Free Kenny Collins”: student event shines light on racial bias in mass incarceration

Anti-Rape and Anti-Racism presentation sparks dialogue about diversity

  By Ana Hurler Students gathered to discuss the systemic issues surrounding racism and sexual assault Wednesday night at the Our People, Connecting Anti-Rape and Anti-Racism Work presentation in the Stamp Student Union. Neil Irvin, executive director of Men Can Stop Rape, a D.C. based non-profit organization that educates men to create an environment free of violence, especially against women, presented the event. It was … Continue reading Anti-Rape and Anti-Racism presentation sparks dialogue about diversity